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Not the Ronin Death Watch

Not the Ronin Death Watch

The CME announced on March 20 that it had auctioned the portfolios of Ronin Capital, a direct clearing member, because its capital was insufficient “going forward.”  Friday’s Issues and Stops report from the CME, whose Chicago Board of Trade division lists Treasury...

The Spread: Ronin Runs Into Liquidity Issues

The Spread: Ronin Runs Into Liquidity Issues

 This week on The Spread, the OCC's daily clearing volume for March exceeds its average for the past three months; Ronin Capital suffers from liquidity setbacks, major exchanges plead for flexibility, and more. TranscriptWelcome back to The Spread, which...

The Spread: Quarantined

The Spread: Quarantined

This week on The Spread, bitcoin option volume spikes as bitcoin craters, the VIX closes at an all-time high due to coronavirus concerns, the NYSE closes its doors as two traders test positive for COVID-19, and more.   Transcription Welcome to the Spread, where...

Options thrive as markets nosedive

Options thrive as markets nosedive

February is known as the month of love – the month in which Valentine’s Day takes place. Options traders certainly got a lot of love last week, when the stock market saw its biggest crash since 2008.

The Spread: Always Bet on Bull

The Spread: Always Bet on Bull

  This week on The Spread: bullish bets abound despite coronavirus concerns, Cboe creates a cushion and casts chats at two conferences, volume of MIAX's SPIKES options spike, and more. References Dash Taking Order Routing To Next Level, Exec Says Tom Zagara –...

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Futures Traders Are Getting Squeezed and More Job Cuts Are Expected The futures world was buffeted in recent days with news of workforce cuts, and industry veterans say more may be on the way as smaller firms are...

The Spread: MIAX Makes Moves

The Spread: MIAX Makes Moves

This week on The Spread – MIAX keeps expanding, Cboe veteran Tom Zagara spins us a yarn about the early days of the exchange, and JLN prepares for the Options Industry Conference in April.

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Where Have All The Futures Traders Gone? Ask the Hedge Funds The slow death of hedge funds is taking down a once-popular derivatives contract with it. That’s one of the theories for why aggregate positions in...

The Spread: Hedge Early, Hedge Often

The Spread: Hedge Early, Hedge Often

This week on The Spread, Cboe sets its sights on the European derivatives market abroad while preparing for growth at home, and options traders clamor for more VIX data to make "unprecedented" hedges against market volatility. Produced by Mike...

Lee Tenzer – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Lee Tenzer – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Lee Tenzer is one of the giants of the Chicago markets. He was an inaugural member of the Crowd of Fame from the Options Industry Council. Lee E. Tenzer is the founder of trading firm LETCO and brought two leading names from the industry into the markets. His first...

The Spread: It Takes Two to Contango

The Spread: It Takes Two to Contango

This week on The Spread – low natural gas prices lead to an increase in swaptions trading, the CME has another successful launch, and a Binance-backed exchange boasts a ton of trading volume.

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