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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...

Guest Commentary: The PFG Implosion: Lessons (Re)learned

by James Gellert, Chairman and CEO, Rapid Ratings InternationalEdward Chambliss, Senior Vice President, Rapid Ratings International For the second time in less than a year the futures industry has been rocked by the implosion of yet another well-known FCM, Peregrine...

Guest Commentary: Super Bowl

Guest Commentary By Philip McBride Johnson: The debate rages over whether there should be derivatives on sporting events (like the Super Bowl). Might there be legitimate hedging needs. Let's look at the facts. We don't wince when lawyers and surgeons bet on the next...

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