Equities Options Marts Bustling: 1 Billion Contracts Trade in…

  Trading in equities options is enjoying a resurgence, thanks to recent volatility in underlying cash markets, a burst in IPO activity and heightened hedging action in the stocks of companies such as Apple, Inc. according to reporting by TradersMag. Citing a TABB Group recent study, 0ptions mart trading volume…Read More

31 October, 2014

Macro-Strategy Insight to Latest Events in Hong Kong and..”What…

MarketsMuse Editorial Note: Below is extract from Oct 1 edition of macro-strategy commentary courtesy of Rareview Macro LLC's daily publication "Sight Beyond Sight"..We often profile this content from macro strategy expert and author Neil Azous, simply because since we first started following SBS commentary, it has become one of those…Read More

2 October, 2014

ISE To Launch Another Options Exchange Platform

Below courtesy of extract from Bloomberg LP 29 Sept reporting. International Securities Exchange Holdings Inc. applied to create its third U.S. options exchange, to be called ISE Mercury. ISE, a unit of Deutsche Boerse AG that already operates two options venues in the U.S., said the new venue’s structure, fees…Read More

30 September, 2014

Options Exchanges Prepare For Worst Cases; “Algos Gone Wild”

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A year after Goldman Sachs <gs.n> bungled a software upgrade and lost tens of millions of dollars from unintended trades, the 12 U.S. stock options exchanges have crafted new rules for dealing with erroneous transactions, according to draft documents seen by Reuters. Under the proposed rules,…Read More

29 August, 2014

China To Add ETF Options to Menu of Shanghai…

Below extract courtesy of Futures & Options World Aug 11 article by William Mitting    ETF options could be launched in China as soon as this month as the country gears up for the full launch of options trading, a leading lawyer has said. China is undergoing a widespread reform…Read More

12 August, 2014

Industry’s Top Institutional Broker-Dealer and Trading Technology Vendor Awards…

Wall Street Letter, one of the Industry's must-read publications courtesy of financial media company Pageant Media, just announced its "short list" of finalists in connection with WSL's 3rd Annual institutional trading awards. While the 2014 "best of" categories  cover each of the likely specialties (e.g. best agency-broker/options, best brokerage platform,…Read More

21 January, 2014

Position Limits Lifted on $SPY Options

Exchanges and Finra have adopted rule changes which lift restrictions on position limits on options on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). In 2012, NYSE Amex Options was the first exchange to file for and receive approval to eliminate position and exercise limits for SPY options. Subsequently, other exchanges and…Read More

16 January, 2014

Euro-based Bond Platform Offers RFQ Trading for ETFs; US-based…

  Courtesy of ETF Strategy "..MTS, one of Europe’s largest electronic fixed income trading venues, is to launch request-for-quote (RFQ) trading for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) via its multi-dealer-to-client MTS BondVision platform. The new service will offer liquidity providers access to a diverse community of global institutional investors. The platform will…Read More

4 December, 2013

ETF and Options Execution Firm Expands Global Footprint: More…

  Courtesy of Wall Street Letter reporter Sean Creamer Institutional brokerage WallachBeth Capital LLC will expand its staff to bolster electronic trading across exchange-traded funds and options over the next two years, according to Michael Wallach, CEO. The agency broker-dealer aims to bring on 15-20 people, some of whom may…Read More

30 November, 2013

Trading Twitter ($TWTR) Options: Eye On Implied Volatility

  Courtesy of Kaitlyn Kiernan, Wall Street Journal Twitter Inc.'sTWTR -1.67% frenzied initial public offering last week is about to be followed by a highly anticipated debut on Friday of options tracking the company’s stock. But with such a short track record in the stock, prices on the newly listed options…Read More

15 November, 2013

‘The Skew is the Clue”; Options Mart Pros Point…

Courtesy of Kaitlyn Kiernan, Wall Street Journal Oct. 29, 2013 7:37 p.m. ET   The latest record run for U.S. stocks is sending up caution flags in two corners of the options market that rack investor sentiment.   Hefty demand for options that would benefit from a further rise in…Read More

30 October, 2013

Securities Industry Recognizes Women of Excellence : Wall Street…

Courtesy of TradersMagazine Women Trailblazers, Entrepreneurs, Mentors, Rising Stars and Others Honored for Their Achievements October 17, 2013 – Trading is and always has been a man's world. But there are exceptions to every rule. Women in trading have made their imprint on an industry that has not always been…Read More

17 October, 2013

Traders Wipsawed, The Tape Doesn’t Lie; Stock Prices Will…

Below courtesy of Rareview Macro;  MarketsMuse Editor caveat: Below is excerpt of independent opinion courtesy of contributor, this should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any type of securities. Portfolio Update The short position in the S&P 500 was covered and a long position was initiated yesterday…Read More

15 October, 2013

News Tweets Culled from Twitter for Investor Sentiment-Does It…

Courtesy of MarketsMedia.com 4 Oct 2013Gauging investor sentiment from tweets and other social media is receiving support from the trading and academic communities. “Twitter is full of alpha-generating potential,” said Emmett Kilduff, CEO and founder of Eagle Alpha, whose product Social Sonar, channels Twitter-based intelligence on stocks and global macro…Read More

7 October, 2013

A Rare View: Macro Strategist Desk Notes Mon Oct…

A guest columnist submission courtesy of Rareview Macro Monday Oct 7 2013 Macro:  Long Japan Nikkei after a 6% correction and German DAX against short US S&P 500 allow one to participate in further international equity appreciation should the US Dollar weaken further. This also protects the downside in case…Read More

7 October, 2013

Technology, Transparency and Choice Drive Buy Side’s Investment in…

                       The U.S. market for exchange-traded options took off during the past decade. The buy side is increasingly looking at options as instruments to hedge risk exposure and generate alpha, according to TABB Group's recent report on the state of the…Read More

20 August, 2013

Buyside Manager Adopts OMEX Systems’ Execution Platform; $850mil AUM…

New York, NY, Aug 7-- OMEX Systems LLC, the provider of broker-neutral DMA and OEMS technology for firms active in the equities, options and futures markets, announced that a customized version of the vendor’s OEMS platform has been implemented by Durango, CO-based Swan Wealth Advisors, the $850mil AUM risk management…Read More

7 August, 2013

Stock ‘fear gauge’ flawed, Equity Trading Chief says

  Excerpts courtesy of Simon Jessup, Reuters   MarketsMuse Editor Note: Yes, the headline and the article are both elementary observations for many; yet there remain many others (including investment managers) who misunderstand the meaning of VIX     Investors seeking to predict the magnitude of share price moves at…Read More

11 July, 2013