The Spread – A SPIKE in Volume

Spencer Doar

Spencer Doar


MIAX’s SPIKES options offering saw renewed activity this week. In this week’s episode of “The Spread” we look into that as well as bad big bank trading, $100,000 strike bitcoin options and the strange legal case of former CBOE director Alvin Wilkinson. 

The following are stories referenced in this week’s episode:
Bloomberg -> Wall Street’s Trading Desks Endure Worst First Half in a Decade
Acuiti -> Acuiti Derivatives Insight Report 
JLN Options Newsletter for July 19 -> SPIKES Trade Background
Global Investor Group -> OCC allows risk offsets for SPIKES, VIX
Financial Times -> Options Clearing Corp readies plan to boost capital
Bloomberg -> Anybody Can Now Bet on Bitcoin $100,000 With New Call Options
Crain’s Chicago Business -> Ex-CBOE director pleads guilty to fraud


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