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JLN Options: Options Week in Review

ETFs on volatility were big news this week. Brendan Conway reported in Barron's that a couple of relatively new low volatility ETFs are getting bigger returns than the S&P 500, which hit a record high on Thursday. The most widely-owned fund, PowerShares S&P...

JLN Options: Low Volatility’s Big Run: Will It Last?

Lead StoriesLow Volatility’s Big Run: Will It Last?Brendan Conway, Barron'sThe more staid parts of the stock market have a reputation for lagging when major indexes rise quickly. Just not this year. Tells SEC New VaR Model Didn’t Require...

JLN Options: DERIVATIVES: US options stage January comeback

LEAD STORIESDERIVATIVES: US options stage January comebackHelen Bartholomew, IFRAfter the annual first slump in activity for a decade, the US options market got off to a buoyant start to the year with January volume up almost 8% year-on-year across the 11 US options...

JLN Options: VIX Futures Open Interest Reaches New High

Note to Readers:  Starting Monday, January 14, the JLN Options Newsletter will be delivered via email daily as opposed to once a week.  The daily Options blog will continue to be published as well, so you may access the day’s stories here, as always, if you...

JLN Options: 2012: The Year In VIX And Volatility

Lead Stories2012: The Year In VIX And VolatilityBill Luby, Seeking AlphaEvery year I assemble a chart that is my retrospective look at the year in volatility. While 2012 was the first year since 2006 that the VIX failed to make it out of the 20s, this was not due to...

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