Catherine Clay

D is for Data: FinTech Exchange

D is for Data: FinTech Exchange

The sold-out FinTech Exchange conference, hosted by Barchart, was largely about data - what to do with data, how exchanges are capturing new data and how to trade it. That, on its surface, isn't particularly new. But the...

Tax-reporting Changes for Options Trading

By Catherine Clay, CEO of Livevol No one ever said trading options was simple. Unfortunately, the same is true of tax treatment of options gains or losses. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your point of view), new IRS regulations regarding options trading...

Options – A Must Have in Every Advisers’ Toolbox

By Catherine Clay, CEO of Livevol Yesterday, I wrote about the increase in option volumes from “Mom and Pop” traders. Today I want to note the increased trading volumes originating from independent option advisers. Before 2004, many advisers did not trade options,...

The Changing Face of “Mom and Pop” Traders

By Catherine Clay, CEO of Livevol When Andy Nybo talks, I pay close attention. I’m sure I’m not alone because Andy, head of derivatives research at the TABB Group, delivers some great research. Some of his recent research concerns the rise of the individual retail...

The Rise of the VIX ETP

By Catherine Clay - Livevol, CEO As the VIX heads toward the 20 mark, it is fitting to wish a Happy Birthday to two VIX ETPs: VXX and VXZ. These five-year-old volatility products made their debut in January 2009, and have generated a tremendous amount of investor...

What the Skew Tells Us

EDITOR'S NOTE: We are pleased to have Catherine Clay, CEO of Livevol, as guest editor of JLN Options all this week.  We welcome her opinions and the information and look forward to her insights the rest of the week. It is a genuine pleasure to be guest editing the...

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