October is a scary month, what with Halloween, the fear gauge jumping up and down, and a “Murder” of drones attacking Saudi Aramco. This week’s edition of The Spread will help you face your fears. Or not.
This week on The Spread: MIAX scores another legal win, Nasdaq raises fees to pay for upgrades they hope will give them a competitive edge, and the CME Group gets cheesy with new options and futures contracts.
MIAX acquires a controlling interest in BSX, the Bermuda Stock Exchange; a trader named MoonYachts manipulated a programming error in Robinhood to turn $2,000 into $1 million; and the VIX had a quiet week.
A Halloween snowstorm plays a trick on FIA Expo; new research says the stock market has become more volatile each year since 1958, but the VIX was down significantly the week of Oct. 28 – Nov. 1 after a positive jobs report sent the Nasdaq and S&P 500 to record heights.