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

Add One More Options Exchange To Your Menu-Its About…

MarketsMuse options market update courtesy of extract from our friends at MarketsMedia LLC and their profile of yet another proposed options exchange with yet another “rebate” scheme intended to capture market share in the very competitive world of order routing. International Securities Exchange will have its ISE Mercury exchange ready…Read More

5 March, 2015

A Safer Options Bet For Arbing $AAPL and $GOOG…

MarketsMuse update profiling a very intriguing options strategy for professional traders is courtesy of a.m. edition of "Sight Beyond Sight" , the global macro strategy-centric publication from Rareview Macro LLC. The MM editors include former option market-makers and we're reasonably confident that the following idea has not yet been considered…Read More

13 February, 2015

Options Market-Makers Migrate to Miami: Trading Firms Increase Stake…

MarketsMuse options market coverage of MIAX, the latest entrant to the continuously fragmented world of securities exchanges is courtesy of Traders Magazine Options industry market makers, Citadel Securities LLC, KCG Americas LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Optiver US LLC, Susquehanna Securities, Timber Hill LLC, and Wolverine Trading, LLC have…Read More

9 February, 2015

Global Macro ETF: A Rareview- Look No Further and…

MarketsMuse global macro trading insight courtesy of extract from 4 Feb edition of Rareview Macro LLC’s “Sight Beyond Sight” with reference to $MVE and $MVMVE [caption id="attachment_2349" align="alignleft" width="150"] Neil Azous, Rareview Macro[/caption] There are a lot of moving parts overnight, including the continuing debate on whether crude oil has…Read More

4 February, 2015

The 1st Regulated Bitcoin Bourse? Frmr Goldman Sachs Algo… update courtesy of extracts from today’s edition of Traders Magazine. Yet another coin is being tossed into the fountain of Bitcoin dreams and wishes. The latest aspirant and first to file a full-blown registration for a "Bitcoin Bourse"with the CFTC is “LedgerX”, a company led by former 6-pack broker-dealer…Read More

28 January, 2015

Shanghai Stock Exchange to Launch Options Trading on SSE…

MarketsMuse update courtesy of AsiaAsset News The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) will unveil its first ETF option next month as a testing ground for the pilot stock option trading program in China. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said it has authorized the SSE to launch the pilot program with…Read More

14 January, 2015

2015 Buy Side Trader Resolutions:Be More Targeted When Using…

MarketsMuse update courtesy of extracts from 31 December story in industry mag Markets The buy side is becoming more targeted with sell-side firms, employing a rifle rather than a shotgun approach as liquidity continues to shrink. A big factor behind this newfound independence has been the lessening of liquidity…Read More

2 January, 2015

Option Traders Aim For More Declines in Junk Bond…

MarketsMuse update courtesy of extract from column by Senior Editor Todd Shriber.. Exchange traded funds holding high-yield debt have stumbled this year due in large part to sliding oil prices. Some options traders are betting on further declines for the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca:…Read More

29 December, 2014

Options Mart Innovation: Now a 20-Minute Contract

What will they think of next? Is trading options with a weekly expiration too long? According to latest news, the newest binary option contract from Nadex, the 20 minute option, might suit some traders' needs. The North American Derivatives Exchange (Nadex), a regulated online binary options exchange in the U.S.…Read More

14 November, 2014

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