The Spread: Pandemic Pandemonium

Suzanne Cosgrove

Suzanne Cosgrove

Editor

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.

Sources

Record 1 Billion Options Traded at CME Group in 2019 https://jlne.ws/2Tzb1Kj

OCC Contract Volume – February 2020http://jlne.ws/2rjYtvJ

The S&P 500 suffers its quickest correction since the Great Depressionhttps://jlne.ws/38fiXWz

Volatility index hits highest level since 2015https://jlne.ws/39jg3Bk

It Took Just Two Days to Zap More Than $1 Trillion From Stockshttps://jlne.ws/2TeNL5C

China Stock Option’s 2,800% Surge Shows Rush for Hedgeshttps://jlne.ws/39kRLXG

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Past The Spread Episodes

The Spread – July 23, 2021

The Spread – July 23, 2021

Volatility makes a return appearance as the Delta variant jangles nerves; Treasury bond yields perk up; July options expire; John Lothian chats with Cboe’s Ed Tilly about a World of Opportunity; UBS and SEC reach a settlement; FIA Tech expands; and the Options Institute’s Kevin Davitt explains why contract size matters in the “Term of the Week.”

The Spread – July 16, 2021

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 Spread – July 9, 2021

The Spread – July 9, 2021

Chicago, a data destination; SEC, Robinhood and payment for order flow; John Lothian weighs in with his take; Retail trading continues to percolate; and Cboe’s Kevin Davitt explains the differences between equity and index options in the “Term of the Week.”

The Spread – July 2, 2021

The Spread – July 2, 2021

Finra socks Robinhood with its biggest-ever fine; Cboe acquires Chi-X Asia Pacific; OCC reports another volume gain; NIO takes its cue from options; John Lothian weighs in with his take; Looking for volatility; and Jermal Chandler explains hedging in the options “Term of the Week.”

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