The Spread: Pandemic Pandemonium

Matt Raebel

Matt Raebel


This week on The Spread – the CME, the OCC, and MIAX break their own records, while coronavirus fears cause global equity markets to crash and options trading and clearing volumes to spike.

Produced by Mike Forrester.


Record 1 Billion Options Traded at CME Group in 2019

OCC Contract Volume – February 2020

The S&P 500 suffers its quickest correction since the Great Depression

Volatility index hits highest level since 2015

It Took Just Two Days to Zap More Than $1 Trillion From Stocks

China Stock Option’s 2,800% Surge Shows Rush for Hedges

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