Shanghai Futures Exchange to open up to foreign players
The Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) will open up to foreign institutions and develop options and other derivative contracts under a plan to become a leading Asia-Pacific bourse over the next five years.
Crude Oil Options Rise as Futures Reach a Two-Month High
By Christine Harvey, Bloomberg
Crude oil options volatility advanced with the underlying futures as U.S. lawmakers planned to resume budget talks to avert spending cuts and tax gains that threaten to weaken the economy.
VIX Futures Tighten Up
Jared Woodard, Condor Options
Blog, Market Commentary, Volatility
Traders are bidding up VIX futures this week and the front two months are flat.
Volatility ETFs Rally as VIX Jumps 30% in Six Days
Volatility-linked exchange traded products such as iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX), VelocityShares VIX Short-Term ETN (NYSEArca: VIIX), VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN (NYSEArca: TVIX), ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures (NYSEArca: UVXY) and ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (NYSEArca: VIXY) have been rallying the past week on fiscal cliff concerns.
CBOE Holdings Larger Than S&P 500 Component Ryder System
In the latest look at stocks ordered by largest market capitalization, Russell 3000 component CBOE Holdings Incorporated (NASD: CBOE) was identified as having a larger market cap than the smaller end of the S&P 500, for example Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), according to The Online Investor.
Modified Risk Reversal Trades in iShares MSCI South Korea (EWY)
The iShares MSCI South Korea (EWY) was trading up .14 to 61.66 this morning. EWY is trading just off of its one year highs of 62.70.
A Modest Step Into Naked Options Trading
By MARK D. WOLFINGER, Barron’s
‘Overwriting’ is an options strategy that has been in the news, but it is a term that is not clearly understood. To some it means owning a stock and writing calls on those shares at a later date. To others it refers to the more risky strategy of selling more calls than are covered by stock.