The Spread – July 30, 2021

Jul 30, 2021

Earnings season in full bloom; Options lead year-to-date derivatives volume; Robinhood’s IPO; John gets real with Get Real VR: Conflicting factors underpin volatility; Cboe cleared for fall European competition; and the Cboe Options Institute’s Kevin Davitt talks about vega in this week’s “Term of the Week.”

The following are links to stories and websites referenced in this episode of The Spread:
CME Group– CME Group Inc. Reports Second-Quarter 2021 Financial Results — /bit.ly/3ifAwhH
Reuters — CME profits rise as micro futures lure investors — https://yhoo.it/3l79Zoj
John Lothian News — Options Continue to Lead Derivatives Volume Uptrend, but Q2 lags, FIA Data Show — https://bit.ly/3ycGWmV
New York Times –Robinhood’s Shares Fall 8.4% in Public Trading Debut — https://nyti.ms/3BW8H5t
MarketWatch – Market fragility lingers as VIX climbs even with U.S. stocks rising to peaks, BofA says —/on.mktw.net/2V1W7ky
Wall Street Journal — Fed Says Economy Has Progressed Toward Goals, Tees Up Bond Taper– https://on.wsj.com/3fauwoj
Reuters — Cboe to launch new European derivatives market on Sept. 6– /reut.rVhlnmY

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