In this episode, we feature Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group.
Nine Challenges Facing Markets Post-U.S. Election Listener Mail: Listener questions and comments
Options#QuestionOfTheWeek: Commodities are capturing a lot of attention and generating a lot of volatility. What's your option of choice?
Coming to you from the Futures Industry Conference in Chicago, Mark is joined by Nick Howard, founder of QuikStrike and Derek Samman, CME Group Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities Options and Products.
On this episode, Mark is joined by Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group and Tim McCourt, Global Head of Equity Products, CME Group.
Calm Before the Volatility Storm in Equities Listener questions: Discussing what you want to know
In light of the CME's Metals Conference, Mark takes the show on the road and brings together a New York-style round table including:
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The Long and Short of Futures Options 18: Futures Options And Volatility
On this episode of LSFO we take a deep dive into all-things volatility. We explore the impact of volatility and explore options trading strategies in the following product categories:
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In this episode, Mark is joined by Andy Nybo, the head of research and consulting at the TABB Group, and Jared Woodard of Condor Options. They discuss: The recent report released by the TABB Group and CME: Options on Futures, Use Cases in Efficient Risk Management. The growth trajectory of the use of futures options Why are people using futures options rather than different products? Options flow in crude oil and related products The equity and index landscape relative to futures options...
In this epsiode, Mark beams in from sunny Boca Raton, Florida, where he was enjoying the FIA Conference. There, he was joined by Blu Putnam, Chief Economist at CME Group, and Mitchell Skinner, co-founder of Akuna Capital. They discuss: How it's been interesting to watch crude oil and gold What is driving volatility in both? Inventories are high, so people are doing a cash-and-carry What happens when there is high volatility? Last year's "Gold Storm on the Horizon" paper Revisiting the view...
Today, we are joined by Tom Boggs, Senior Director of Equity Options; Derek Samman, Global Head of Commodities and Options Products, and; Nick Howard, Founder and CEO of QuickStrike Looking Back at 2015: OCC 2015 cleared contract volume down 3% from 2014. A strong year for futures options. What kept futures options volume strong last year while overall equity options volume contracted? How is the current market turmoil impacting options trading/volume at CME? Which product categories are...
Today we are joined by Derek Samman, Global Head of Commodities and Options Products at CME Group. What to Know: Highlights from the last quarter at CME Group. Third-quarter 2015 average daily volume was 14.4 million contracts, up 7 percent from third-quarter 2014, and included record quarterly options average daily volume as well as double digit growth across all commodities product lines. Clearing and transaction fee revenues were $715 million, up 11 percent compared with third-quarter...
What to Know: The guest today is Jeff White, Senior Director of Energy Products What to Watch: Mark and Jeff discuss Calendar Spread Options (CSOs) What’s on Your Mind? Listeners have their say Question from ADM -Are there any particular quirks or trading anomalies that you have noticed between options on commodity ETFs and traditional futures options? Maybe in the energies or in the ags? Thanks for your great programs.
Today's guest is Erik Norland, Senior Economist at CME Group. What to Watch: Gold! Futures, to be specific. Erik’s paper: Gold Storm on the Horizon. The impact and importance of volatility. The inevitable oil discussion and its correlation to gold. What about the Fed? What is on the horizon? Super contango.
THE LONG AND SHORT OF FUTURES OPTIONS GUEST: DAVID HIGHTOWER: FOUNDER OF THE HIGHTOWER REPORT (http://www.futures-research.com/) DAVID SAT DOWN WITH MARK TO DISCUSS A WIDE ARRAY OF AGRICULTURAL OPTIONS STRATEGIES INCLUDING: CORN STRATEGIES(Strategies range from weakest to strongest) BUY 1 December Corn futures contract and BUY 2 May Corn short dated new crop (SDNC) just out of the money puts for around 8 cents each. The strategy allows the hedger to be fully priced ahead of the upcoming...
The Long and Short of Futures Options: Live from FIA with Derek Samman Mark is joined live at FIA Boca by Derek Samman, Global Head of Commodities and Options Products at CME Group. What to Know: Volumes are through the roof on options. Infrastructure investments are paying dividends. February had over 300,000,000 contracts trade, over 87% of which were electronic. 3,000,000 options contracts traded. Electronic traction is gaining steam. What’s going on with crude? Great timing with weekly...
The Long and Short of Futures Options: Live from FIA with Blu Putnam Mark is joined live at FIA Boca by Blu Putnam, Chief Economist at CME Group. They discuss: What does a chief economist do at CME Group? Update on the paper Blu wrote about gold demand What does Blu think the Fed will do in 2015? The difference between the Fed under Yellen versus Bernanke What about QE? Debunking the Phillips Curve The impact of non-farms Crude oil craziness
The Long and Short of Futures Options: Smashing Records In this special edition of the Long and Short of Futures Options, Mark is joined by Derek Samman, Group Global Head of Commodities and Options Products at CME Group. They discuss: Structural changes at CME Group Record volume in the options complex in September, up 20% year-over-year Growth in electronic options trading Futures and options set an all-time record for open interest on September 11 All-time record volume in FX options as...
THE LONG AND SHORT OF FUTURES OPTIONS -HOT INTEREST RATE ACTION GUESTS -David Reif, Senior Director of Interest Rate Products WHAT TO KNOW THIS IS A HOT TIME FOR RATES. WE'RE SEEING RECORD LEVELS OF VOLATILITY & INTEREST AROUND THE GLOBE FOR THESE PRODUCTS. 30 YEAR TREASURY YIELDS HIT A 15MONTH LOW AROUND 3.10% ON AUG 15 APPROACHING JANET YELLENS COMMENTS THIS IS FERTILE GROUND FOR RATES PRODUCTS. WHAT VOLUME AND ACTIVITY TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING IN THE CME INTEREST RATE COMPLEX? WHAT’S NEW...
The Long & Short of Futures Options: Deliverable Interest Rate Swap Futures What to Know: Deliverable Interest Rate Swap Futures. What are they? The distinction between swaps and swap futures. What are the advantages of swap futures over swaps? Why they’re being embraced now. Who is the end user for DSFs? What to Watch: Ways to create the most margin and capital efficient platforms, including DSFs, and cross-margining. What’s on Your Mind? Listener questions and comments What is a SEF? How...