The Spread – Playing Ketchup – 7/19

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Spencer Doar

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“Summer breeze, make me feel fine.” – Seals & Croft 

As there was not an installment of “The Spread” last week, we added a brief lightning round to the end of this week’s options news recap. This week’s episode also features celebrity appearances by Mr. Bill and the Kool-Aid Man.

The following are links to the stories referenced in this episode: 

-Bloomberg – Buffett Starts to Say Goodbye to a Pile of Equity-Index Options

-JLN – Timely Capital Relief Comments From Fed Chair Powell

-Reuters – IEX hires former ISE executive Ilyevsky to lead market development

-Sniper in Mahwah – Shortwave Trading, Part IV – Sleuthing Examples, Research Tools, Techniques, and Deputy Antenna Sleuth Homework

-Trade Talk Blog – Another Option (Literally) for Trading with TT: Introducing Options on TT – A real-life stress test for CCP margin

-Reuters – U.S. oil boom delivers surprise for traders – and it’s costly

-Bloomberg – Another Volatility-Linked Exchange-Traded Product Bites the Dust

-Bloomberg – VIX ETF Love Affair Endures as Volatility Falls

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