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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...

John Lothian Newsletter: London’s financial centre will grow if Britain stays in EU; Elizabeth Warren Calls S.E.C. Chief’s Tenure ‘Disappointing’; BoE said “no decision” on ICE’s Emir approval

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian Jim Kharouf and RJ Roxas have done a terrific job of taking the FinTech Exchange Chicago 2015 video we shot, combining the event's lightning round of speakers in a new format for John Lothian News. Jim had discovered 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...

JLN Options: VIX: Has Vol-of-Vol Stopped Working?

Lead StoriesVIX: Has Vol-of-Vol Stopped Working?Jared Woodard, The StreetOne of the phenomena we have focused on a lot in our CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) trading over the last few years is the volatility of volatility.http://jlne.ws/XolTsr The VIX Index Rises As...

JLN Options: Investors sue to block Heinz takeover

SPX vs. VIX Trailing 30 Days(click for larger image)Chart and data provided by LivevolNew Restoring Customer Confidence VideoThe final scheduled video in our Restoring Customer Confidence series deals with electronic confirmations of customer funds. As the industry...

JLN Options: Options Exchange ISE Turning to ETFs

LEAD STORIESOptions Exchange ISE Turning to ETFsBrendan Conway, Barron'sThe International Securities Exchange, neck-and-neck for the number three spot in the U.S. stock-options market, just rechristened its product-development group as ISE ETF Ventures, if that gives...

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