– Equity options volatility ebbs as markets resume rally, fixated on upbeat earnings;
– John’s Take looks at FIA Tech’s expanded Atlantis service for options brokers;
– Why use Covered Calls? The options Term of the Week with Jermal Chandler.
https://vimeo.com/619128176 Gordon Bennett, the U.K.-based managing director of utility markets at the Intercontinental Exchange, recently sat down with John Lothian to talk about ESG initiatives, including pricing the cost of carbon and...
Stuart Williams was on the exchange leaders panel for U.K. regulated exchanges at the FIA’s IDX 2021 this week, along with London Metal Exchange CEO Matthew Chamberlain and London Stock Exchange Group CEO Murray Roos. John Lothian News caught up with Williams over Zoom after the panel for details on what he and his fellow exchange leaders discussed.
A question on many business owners’ minds is what their real estate needs will be once the pandemic ends. John Lothian News is no exception, so we reached out to real estate professionals Jack Keenan and Jack Deroche to give us a rundown on what Chicago’s market looks like now and in the future.
Alan van Griethuysen wanted to be an officer in the Netherlands Royal Army, following in the footsteps of his father, who was a full colonel in the military police.
However, when he took a one-year leave while in school and worked in hotels in England, it started a path that led him to the options exchange in Amsterdam. That first job as a price reporter began a tenure of 32 years at the exchange, which saw many changes during van Griethuysen’s time.
Brendan Bradley had a front row seat for the major exchange battles between open outcry trading and electronic trading after starting at the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) in the 1980s and then moving to DTB in the mid-1990s. While there he saw the German Bund contract battle that shocked the global derivatives trading world and then later witnessed the competition between Eurex and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) that he said ultimately led to the global leading exchange’s demise.
Bradley shared a historic overview of the development of markets in Europe as electronic trading developed for The Path to Electronic Trading from John Lothian News’ MarketsWiki Education video series.
As its name suggests, Options Solutions is an options-centric asset-management firm that aims to increase the returns of investors’ portfolios with customized options strategies. JLN’s John Lothian and Suzanne Cosgrove recently interviewed the founders of the new enterprise, described by CEO Michael Brodsky as an early-stage, high-growth company. Team members are led by former CBOE Chairman and CEO Bill Brodsky, as well as Michael, his son, and options industry strategist Steve Sears.
– Options markets get ready for fall’s chill as equity prices consolidate; Another perspective on small investors;
– John’s Take pays homage to an options veteran and looks at a moment in options market history;
– Pros and cons of using options strangles with Jermal Chandler in the Term of the Week.
Ryan McNally started his career as a runner on the CME trading floor, but he quickly moved off the floor to use the tools that helped make the markets more efficient and able to handle greater volumes, creating his path to electronic trading.
McNally started in 1982 as a runner for Lind-Waldock and he has been an electronic trading pioneer since the day he first saw the Lind-Waldock Order Express system.
Former CME Infrastructure Executive Talks to John Lothian News When Joe Panfil joined the Chicago Mercantile Exchange staff in 1997 as an information technology professional, the CME was still a member-owned, club-like organization focused on open outcry trading....
Trader Larry Abrams Talks About His Career for the Open Outcry Traders HIstory Project
In part two of the JLN MarketsWiki Education Open Outcry Traders History Project interview with Larry Abrams, he talks about the emotionally draining market openings every day, his rather ugly experience in Kansas City opening a futures trading operation for Cooper Neff, options exercised out of the money, electronic trading, economic opportunity (and small worlds) and being a magician.
Volatility eases as summer draws to a close and earnings season ends; Treasury and Eurodollar options perk up on inflation worries; John Lothian delivers a tribute to the late Wayne Luthringshausen and talks market structure; Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing launches new options; Two economics professors take a poke at stock market bubbles; and tastytrade’s Jermal Chandler talks about theta in the “Term of the Week.”
Jim Sullivan has spent his entire career in the markets. He started as a runner, became a trader and then worked for the CME Group for 11 years. Now he is the U.S. commercial director for a new firm, Stable. John Lothian News interviewed him over Zoom about his career and his current role helping to manage commodity risk beyond what can be accomplished on a futures exchange.
Sullivan says Stable offers an innovative solution to commodity hedging for those commodities that don’t have listed futures contracts and for those commodities where those contracts may not work as well as they should.
Williams Spoke to John Lothian News for the Open Outcry Traders History Project Bruce Williams met Blair Hull when both were on a joint CBOT-CBOE committee for a new equity product where different versions would trade at the exchanges. Williams was in the Major Market...
Williams Spoke to John Lothian News for the Open Outcry Traders History Project Bruce Williams was a South Side Chicago street smart kid who found his way to the markets through tennis. As a youth, Williams had dreams of being a professional tennis player, and it was...
First Read $53,806/$300,000 (17.9%) ++++ Morningstar Scaling Up Against Industry Dominators Chicago Index Firm Sees Growth in ESG and Delivering Value to Clients John Lothian - John Lothian News The index business is dominated by three big...
Lead Stories Bitcoin Futures Frenzy Erupts as Day Traders Pile Into ETF Bets Justina Lee - Bloomberg Premiums for bullish derivatives are rising across exchanges; SEC seen poised to allow a futures-based fund in coming days Bitcoin-to-the-moon traders are back with a...