Options Insider Radio Interviews

Options Insider Radio Interviews

Options Insider Radio is the longest-running options podcast and the flagship program on the Options Insider Radio Network. Options Insider Radio features unique and compelling interviews with the thought leaders, icons, radicals, movers and shakers that shape the options market. Whether you are an options professional looking for insightul discussion about your industry, or an active retail trader who wants a glimpse behind the scenes, this is the program for you.... Show More

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OIR Interviews: The Rise of Demand Derivatives

GUESTS

  • BOB KRAUSE - CEO, DEMAND DERIVATIVES
  • DON SCHLESINGER - PRESIDENT, DEMAND DERIVATIVES
  • TOPICS DISCUSSED:

  • WHAT IS DEMAND DERIVATIVES?
  • WAS THIS BORN OUT OF THE FRUSTRATION OF TRYING TO LAUNCH A NEW VOLATILITY PRODUCT?
  • THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT VOLATILITY. THIS ENCOMPASSES A NEW EXCHANGE, CLEARING HOUSE AND MORE?
  • WHY FOCUS ON SHORT DURATION?
  • HOW CAN LISTENERS PARTICIPATE IN THE LAUNCH?
  • AND MU...
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    OIR interviews: Exploring The Opaque World of Hard Assets

    On this episode, Mark is joined by John Vardis - AKA "The Diamond Analyst." Mark and John discuss:

  • Are customers flocking to "hard assets" like diamonds in these troubled times?
  • Do diamond prices correlate well with gold prices?
  • Are there tradeable futures, ETPs or even structured products linked to diamonds?
  • Is this opaque marketplace still dominated by monopol...
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    Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Volatility And Portfolio Hedging With Northern Trust

    In this episode, Mark is joined by Jon Cherry, Global Head of Options at Northern Trust. Mark and Jon discuss:

  • The current extreme levels of volatility.
  • How Northern Trust's options clients are responding to the recent market downturn. 
  • How much should clients really expect to pay to hedge their equity portfolios?
  • And much more...
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    Guest: Stino Milito, Co-COO - Dash Financial Technologies

    Mark and Stino discuss:

  • The hidden world of an options ATS.
  • How does an options ATS work?
  • How much options volume actually trades through the Dash ATS?
  • Why do we need an ATS in the options market?
  • What about transparency and latency?
  • Why haven't more firms launched ATS's in the options market?
  • And much more
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    Options Insider Radio Interviews: Going Binary With Nadex

    We kick off a new decade with the return of an old friend of the network -  Dan Cook, Vice President of Business Development at Nadex. Mark and Dan discuss:

  • New platform and product upgrades at Nadex

  • The challenges of binary options including Google and Facebook banning binary advertising

  • Getting more market makers to trade binaries

  • Dealing with the explosive final minut...

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    OIR Interviews:  Plugging the Options Data Fire Hose with Nasdaq

    Mark is joined on this episode by: 

  • Oliver Albers, Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Global Information Services, Nasdaq
  • Mark and Oliver discuss: 

  • What is The Nasdaq Smart Options Feed?
  • Does it really reduce options bandwidth requirements by 80%?
  • Why has no one done this before?
  • Who is the target audience for this data feed?
  • What are advisors and t...
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    OIR Interviews: Demystifying Lumber With MaterialsXchange

    Mark is joined on this episode by: 

  • Mike Wisnefski, CEO of MaterialsXchange (MX)
  • Mark and Mike discuss: 

  • What MaterialsXchange is.
  • The products that you can currently trade.
  • Why they chose to list wood products.
  • The products that you can currently trade.
  • The response from the lumber trading community.
  • Their plans to list other materials products.
  • What the value is of bringing tran...
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    OIR Interviews: Talking Trading Floors, Crypto and More with CBOE

    Mark is joined on this episode by:

  • Arianne Criqui, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Derivatives and Global Client Service, Cboe
  • Mark and Arianne discuss:

  • What lured Arianne away from Goldman Sachs to work for Cboe.
  • The future of crypto products at Cboe.
  • The rise of the new Cboe trading floor. 
  • The potential to relaunch RVX for the modern era. 
  • What the options indus...
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    OIR Interviews: Talking Volatility, Fragmentation, CAT and More with Dash Technologies

     

    Mark is joined on this episode by: 

  • Glenn Lesko, Chief Growth Officer - Dash Technologies
  • Mark and Glenn discuss: 

  • The latest updates at Dash Technologies
  • Thoughts on the current state of options fragmentation
  • Auctions - bane or boon?
  • The state of the CAT
  • The impact of zero commissions on the options market
  • And much more...
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    OIR Interviews: Talking Risk, Commissions and Crypto Widgets with Sterling Trading Tech

    Mark is joined on this episode by:

  • Jim Nevotti, President - Sterling Trading Tech
  • Andrew Actman, Head of Business Development -Sterling Trading Tech
  • Mark, Andrew and Jim discuss:

  • The latest developments on the Sterling Risk platform. 
  • The impact of zero commissions on the options brokerage space. 
  • The latest upgrades to Sterling Vol Trader - FKA Li...
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    OIR Interviews: Talking Options and OTC ADRs with INTL FCStone

  • Host: Mark Longo, Founder & CEO - The Options Insider Media Group
  • Guest: Robert Boylan, MD Institutional Equities & Derivatives - INTL FCStone
  • Mark and Robert discuss:
    - What is INTL FCStone?
    - Are they really "the largest financial institution you've never heard of?"
    - The wild world of OTC ADR trading. 
    - Their plans to launch a new electronic optio...

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    OIR Interviews: Talking Crypto, Cons and Derivatives with Tabb Group

    On this episode, Mark is joined by the new(ish) CEO of Tabb Group Bruce Morris. Mark and Bruce discuss:

  • What is Tabb Group?
  • How did Bruce transition from the world of financial media to research?
  • Is crypto the next big area of research for Tabb Group?
  • What's the difference between a Con and a Festival?
  • Which derivatives markets are currently the most compelling fo...
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    OIR Interviews: Talking Options, Crypto and Free Commissions with TradeStation

  • Host: Mark Longo, Founder & CEO - The Options Insider Media Group
  • Guest: Nick LaMaina, SVP Product Management and Strategy - TradeStation Securities, Inc.
  • Mark and Nick discuss:

  • Recent upgrades to TradeStation’s options offering,
  • The launch of TradeStation Crypto,
  • TradeStation’s thoughts on the race to zero commissions 
  • and much more...
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    OIR: Talking Market Data, CAT and Giving Back with STA

  • Host: Mark Longo, Founder & CEO - The Options Insider Media Group
  • Guest: Jim Toes, President & CEO - Securities Traders Association. 
  • Mark and Jim discuss:

  • What can attendees expect at the upcoming STA Market Structure Conference?  Check out the agenda and register at www.SecuritiesTraders.org.
  • Market data - should there be different costs for different tiers of customers...
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    Options Insider Radio Interviews: Catching Up With ALTSO

    Today's guest is Mead Welles, Co-Founder, Chairman and Treasurer
    of A Leg To Stand On ("ALTSO"). ALTSO is a non-profit organization providing free orthopedic care including prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, mobility aids, corrective surgery and rehabilitative care to children in the developing world. Its mission is to offer children who have lost their limbs in ...

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    HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP

  • GUEST: Jeremie Bacon, CEO, Imagineer Technology Group
  • Provide our listeners with an overview of your background in the financial technology space.
  • What is Imagineer Technology Group?
  • Tell us about your 3 different product offerings.
  • What is Clienteer Web?
  • Do you notice any unique challenges within your different niches (hedge funds, venture funds, private equity) or are they effectively ...
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    Exploring Crypto Regulation With The Crypto Mom

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • GUEST: Hester Peirce, SEC Commissioner
  • How do you feel about the markets dubbing you the "Crypto Mom."
  • What will it will take for the SEC to approve a bitcoin ETF?
  • Do you think we need the ETF to finally bring the crypto markets in the US into the mainstream?
  • Many of our guests are worried that the US is starting to fall behind the ...
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    Options Insider Radio Interviews: Exploring Predictive Alt Data With Exegy

  • Guest: David Taylor, CTO of Exegy (www.exegy.com)
  • Mark and David discuss:

  • What is Exegy?
  • What are the latest developments in the alternative data market?
  • Can you actually use enhanced data feeds to make sub-second predictions on a stock?
  • What are the challenges in providing enhanced data and analytics for options traders?
  • Is the Race to Zero dead?
  • Update on the s...
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