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Professional Investors Are Impaired Says MarketsMuse

Referring to anyone as 'being impaired' is not a compliment. And, in the world of financial market punditry, where at least half of the experts are best at telling their audience what happened during the past 12 hours, while another 45% who position themselves as forecasters are right maybe 50%…Read More

5 February, 2016

Global Macro View-Friday’s Stock Rally In Perspective

MarketsMuse curators have canvassed assortment of guru-types who have attempted to decipher Friday's stock rally, along with tuning in to the abundance of Monday morning quarterback views. For those who turn to the cartoon channel (i.e. CNBC), some pundits call it a dead cat bounce, more optimistic professional traders and…Read More

1 February, 2016
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Options Mart’s CBOE To Make Major Overhaul

(MarketsMedia : not to be confused with Madmen Media, owner of MarketsMuse.com)- In order to keep up with the demands of today’s high-volume electronic markets and leverage their fintech muscles, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the top options mart player plans to migrate its CBOE and C2 options markets as…Read More

14 January, 2016
wrong way first trade global macro

2016-Global Macro-The Wrong Way First Trade

You don't need to be a MarketsMuse or a global macro guru (or any other type of pundit) to know that professional financial market traders are only as good as their last best trade. In that spirit, we look to the 2016 outlook and spotlight on the Wrong Way First…Read More

3 January, 2016
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How One Wall St Firm Honors Veterans Day

9 November (BrokerDealer.com)--Broker-Dealer Mischler Financial Group (“Mischler”) , the securities industry’s oldest minority investment bank and institutional brokerage owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans announced that in connection with the firm’s annual recognition of Veteran’s Day, Mischler has pledged a portion of the firm’s entire November 2015 profits to The…Read More

9 November, 2015

Volatility is the New Asset Class-How To Harvest

MarketsMuse Strike Price curators are always looking for smart perspectives on how to bring more asset managers and institutional investors to better understand and embrace the use of options in a responsible manner. According to Todd Hawthorne,  lead portfolio manager of Boston Partners, volatility [which some immediately and sometimes, misguidedly…Read More

16 October, 2015

Risk Takers Cry Out In Terror-A Rareview With Sight…

Professional Investment Community Cries Out in Agony and They Don’t Yet Know Exactly Why MarketsMuse Strike Price and Global Macro curators voted the Oct 5 edition of global macro advisory firm Rareview Macro's Sight Beyond Sight the best read of the week. Yes, its only Monday, but those who follow…Read More

5 October, 2015

Watch Out Wall Street-The Big Short is Coming

For Wall Street bankers and brokers who have been in the business since at least the early 2000's and are still working on the Street, and who think you've already been pilloried plenty for the work you do, watch out, former Lehman broker-turned best-selling author Michael Lewis ("Liar's Poker", "Money…Read More

23 September, 2015

The Volcano Trade, Vontae Mack and VXX

MarketsMuse Global Macro merges with Strike Price seers with sage excerpt from 18 Sept edition of "Sight Beyond Sight", the daily newsletter published by global macro think tank Rareview Macro and authored by Managing Member Neil Azous and rising star Michael Sedacca...For fans of the film Draft Day, this excerpt…Read More

18 September, 2015

Market Mayhem: A Rare View From Global Macro Guru

One needs to have 'been there and seen that' for at least twenty years in order to have been "loaded for bear" in advance of this morning's equities market rout. At least one of the folks who MarketsMuse has profiled during the past many months meets that profile; and those…Read More

24 August, 2015

Up at BATS: Another Edge; EDGX Options Exchange Approved

MarketsMuse Strike Price section spots news that BATS Global has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to open its second options trading venue, EDGX Options. Launch of the EDGX Options system is tentatively set for Monday, November 2, BATS said. The actual SEC Approval Order from the SEC…Read More

10 August, 2015

Agency-Only Executing Broker: What Does Best Ex Mean?

MarketsMuse dip and dash department frequently prefers spotlighting altruists and do-gooders, including Agency-only execution firms in the brokerdealer sphere who, unlike “principal trading desks”, do not take the contra side to institutional customer orders as a means of making a profit; agency-only firms merely execute those client orders via the…Read More

28 July, 2015

Open Outcry Options Pit Trading is Dead..Long Live Open…

MarketsMuse Strike Price update profiles a “return from the past and into the future” look at what many veteran (and former) option mart floor traders had all but given up for lost thanks to the electronification and bifurcation of institutional options trading. We’re talking about those legacy, open-outcry trading pits,…Read More

7 May, 2015

AAPL in Advance of Earnings: A Truly Smart Options…

MarketsMuse.com Strike Price update takes a swipe at the plethora of sell-side analysts already dueling on air in advance of Apple Inc.'s April 27 quarterly earnings release (folks who will be proffering their respective EPS outlook post mortems and assortment of "consensus" talking points and take-aways after Tim Cook steps…Read More

22 April, 2015

Best Execution Algos for Options Trading: Dash Dares To…

MarketsMuse.com Strike Price section profiles trading systems vendor Dash Financial algorithm-based approach to securing options market “best execution” in the ever-increasing world of options mart fragmentation and the wacky rebate schemes that have proliferated across the electronic options exchange landscape. Below is courtesy of extracted elements from MarketsMedia.com April 20…Read More

21 April, 2015

BATS Is Up At Bat Again; Another Options Exchange…

MarketsMuse.com Strike Price update profiles the most recent plan for yet another Options trading platform on the part of BATS. Coverage is courtesy of TradersMagazine. BATS Global Markets has announced they are opening a second U.S options marketplace, EDGX Options. According to BATS, EDGX Options will be based on a…Read More

17 April, 2015

Instl Options Trading Liquidity Reined In By Regulatory Rules…

MarketsMuse.com Strike Price update strikes at the heart of how the financial industry’s new regulatory regime is impacting liquidity across the institutional options market, courtesy of 09 April coverage by MarketsMedia.com. Regulatory requirements that dealers keep more capital on their balance sheets is squeezing options liquidity for institutional traders, who…Read More

10 April, 2015

The Survey Says: As Options Market Liquidity Wanes, Top…

MarketsMuse.com Options market update focuses on recent industry report canvassing the perch of buyside managers perspective as to the good, the bad and the ugly sell-side broker elements they encounter in the course of increasing use of listed options products is courtesy of recent report issued by industry think tank,…Read More

23 March, 2015