The Spread – July 16, 2021

Options traders torn between higher Inflation and steady Fed policy; June market share up at MIAX; John Lothian talks about a World of Opportunity; SEC charges binary options shop with fraud; Moscow Exchange set to offer quarterly options on U.S. stock index futures; and the Options Institute’s Kevin Davitt talks about implied volatility in the “Term of the Week.”

The following are links to stories and websites referenced in this episode of The Spread:
Reuters — Wall Street charges ahead but some option traders hedge against sharp pullback — /reut.rs/3r92xKv
Wall Street Journal — Inflation Accelerates Again in June as Economic Recovery Continues — https://on.wsj.com/3knNjzO
Barron’s — Investors Are Getting Scared. How to Use That to Your Advantage.– https://bit.ly/3yZQNN6
Cboe’s Volatility 411, with analyst Joe Tigay from Equity Armor Investments — https://www.cboe.com/video/
MIAX– Miami International Holdings Reports June 2021 Trading Results, MIAX Exchange Group Sets New Market Share and Volume Records — /bit.ly/3i0F4aa
SEC Charges Individuals with Deceiving Retail Investors Through the Offer and Sale of Binary Options — https://bit.ly/3raJE9U
MOEX — MOEX to launch quarterly options on US stock index futures — https://bit.ly/36EkWW6
John Lothian News — MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity — https://bit.ly/3ewHsEu

 



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