The Spread – August 6, 2021

Robinhood shares get an options boost; July options volume up more than 29%; John Lothian says exchange competition is heating up; The Delta variant and volatility; Bullish bets in bitcoin and ether options; And tastytrade’s Jermal Chandler goes back to the basics with calls and puts in the Term of the Week.

The following are links to stories and websites referenced in this episode of The Spread:
LinkedIn post — https://bit.ly/3fGIGOm
Wall Street Journal — Robinhood Stock Price Jumps as Options Trading Begins —/jlne.ws/37jUhhD
Bloomberg – Robinhood Is More Fun With Options — https://bloom.bg/3xv0YI8
OCC — OCC July 2021 Total Volume Up 29.2 Percent from a Year Ago — /bit.ly/3frU4xl
Chart of July exchange rankings by volume provided by OCC.
Yahoo Finance/Coindesk — Bullish Flows Push Bitcoin’s Put-Call Ratio to 2021 Low —/yhoo.it/37ffsBq
Bloomberg — Volatility Warnings Signal Virus May Bring Another Rough August — /jlne.ws/3C9ABLJ
Coindesk — Ether Options Activity Increases as London Hard Fork Goes Live, $50K Call Most Popular — /bit.ly/2VugpDH

 

 

 

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