Tech/HFT

The Spread: Re-opened for Business

The Spread: Re-opened for Business

This week on The Spread, several exchanges cautiously open their trading floors, the OCC’s volumes are up yet again, Cboe posts its earnings report, and more. Transcript: Welcome to The Spread! I’m Matt Raebel, just settling into the new normal like everyone else....

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 11: Halving a Good Time

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 11: Halving a Good Time

Michael Sonnenshein, the managing director at Grayscale Investments, is passionate about bringing digital asset investing to his clients. In this episode of the CMW Podcast, Sonnenshein discusses institutional digital asset investing, the upcoming “Halvening” of bitcoin, and more.

The Spread: Charity Begins at Cboe

The Spread: Charity Begins at Cboe

  This week on The Spread, Cboe celebrates its 47th anniversary with charitable donations and extends a bountiful business deal, the NYSE Arca options trading floor is rumored to reopen next week, and more. Produced by Mike Forrester. Transcript Welcome to The...

Automation is Key to Managing Margin Calls

Automation is Key to Managing Margin Calls

Since the start of the coronavirus-induced market volatility, margin calls have been a frequent headline in the news. After all, the global grab for liquidity has set off a chain reaction of asset sales, unwinding trades, and margin calls.

THE SPREAD: OIL TANKS

THE SPREAD: OIL TANKS

This week on The Spread, oil markets go contango, Quantitative Brokers releases a timely futures and options trading algorithm, FIA cancels more events, and more.

The Spread: Hangin’ In There

The Spread: Hangin’ In There

This week on The Spread: Worldwide traded options volumes rise, Will Acworth notes the impact of the closing of the trading floors on the options markets, and more.

The Spread: Quarantined

The Spread: Quarantined

This week on The Spread, bitcoin option volume spikes as bitcoin craters, the VIX closes at an all-time high due to coronavirus concerns, the NYSE closes its doors as two traders test positive for COVID-19, and more.   Transcription Welcome to the Spread, where...

The Spread: Crash and Burn

The Spread: Crash and Burn

This week on The Spread: the coronavirus causes crashes not seen since 2008, derivatives trading hits record volumes for major exchanges, Robinhood has yet another outage, and the OCC adds two clearing-side veterans to its board of directors.

Life and Times of Navinder Sarao

Life and Times of Navinder Sarao

Navinder Sarao pleaded guilty to roughly $13 million worth of spoofing on his first visit to the United States in November 2016. Wearing leg irons and an orange prison jumpsuit in a Chicago federal court, Sarao was freed on bail pending final sentencing, which occurs today, January 28, 2020. 

The Spread: Hedge Early, Hedge Often

The Spread: Hedge Early, Hedge Often

This week on The Spread, Cboe sets its sights on the European derivatives market abroad while preparing for growth at home, and options traders clamor for more VIX data to make "unprecedented" hedges against market volatility. Produced by Mike...

Nothing Learned from the CFTC Bullying a Win in the Thakkar Case

Nothing Learned from the CFTC Bullying a Win in the Thakkar Case

If Jitesh Thakkar loses his case brought by the Enforcement Division of the CFTC, it will not be because the facts in the case are damning against him. It will be because the CFTC has bled Thakkar and his family and friends dry of the financial resources and the will to persevere. It will be because the CFTC’s tactic of drawing out the process and the costs for deposing him, former employees and even customers became too much for Thakkar to endure.

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