Is Bitsian the Kayak for Crypto? Our guest today is Raakhee Miller, CEO of Bitsian. Mark and Raakhee discuss: - What the heck is Bitsian? - How are they the Kayak for Crypto? - Are institutions really trading crypto right now? - Has the end of the Crypto Winter sparked a new wave of institutional interest in crypto? - Why can't aggregators connect you directly to the trading venues without intermediary steps? - Why do excel spreads... Read more
Talking Crypto, Political Intrigue and Coconut Water with Tony Saliba Tony Saliba is back in the studio. Mark and Tony have a fascinating conversation covering a wide range of topics including: Tony's Crowd of Fame award A turbulent year and the end of Crypto Winter The new crypto offerings from Mercury Digital Assets and the San Juan Mercantile Exchange The prospects for crypto options in the U.S. The future of options in China. ... Read more
TALKING ADVISORS AND OPTIONS WITH RAYMOND JAMESOur guest for this episode is Gary Franklin, VP - Retail Options Trading and Strategies for Raymond James. Mark and Gary discuss: Overall options penetrations with advisors - is it growing or shrinking? What is the level of options interest at Raymond James? The challenges of finding liquidity for clients in the options market. The options wish list for advisors. And much more...
Options news you can use for Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
TRADING BLOCK Trade war premium was fleeting. Most active indices - VIX - 238k, SPY - 1.15M, SPX - 450k Most active equity options - AAPL, TSLA, BABA, T, AMD, S, MU, QCOM, BAC, FB Option Pit stock of the day - NVDA Earnings: Tuesday - Home Depot, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Nordstrom Wednesday - Target, Lowe’s Thursday - Best Buy Friday - Foot Locker ODD BLOCK Puts trading in Kroger Co (KR) Call love in Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (BZH) Rol... Read more
What the Heck is Gatsby? Did you ever ask yourself - what the heck is Gatsby? We decided to ask them that very question at OIC 2019. Here's what they said...
UPDATE ON ORATS? NEW OFFERINGS? UPDATE ON EARNINGS SEASON? ANY SURPRISES? WHAT BRINGS YOU TO OIC THIS YEAR? ANY SURPRISES FROM THE CONFERENCE THIS YEAR? HOW ARE THE CIGARS?
WHAT’S NEW AT NYSE/AMEX OPTIONS? - WALK US THROUGH THE VOLUME BREAKDOWN - NYSE VS AMEX. WHO IS USING WHICH EXCHANGE AND FOR WHAT? HOW ARE THE TRADING FLOORS FARING IN 2019? NYSE WEST - Today NYSE ushered in a new era on the West Coast when we cut the ribbon on NYSE West - our new home base for the NYSE Arca Options trading floor in downtown San Francisco. REBRANDING THE OLD PCOAST? 16 EXCHANGES - IS NYSE GETTING INTO THE GAME? FAN... Read more
Topics this week include: CME Group hits new OI record of 138.2M contracts. Crude Oil Equities Ags Metals FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK Question from BOTB - What do you think of GOT this season? You feeling the hate like everyone else? Comment from Docer - How tasty is that CME Bacon? Question from Danan Ace - What’s the difference between realized and historical volatility? Question from Tank - Will we see Eth futures soon. Also ... Read more
TRADING BLOCK Trade war premium was fleeting. The bulls are back in town. Most active indices - VIX: 577k, SPY: 1.51M, SPX: 629k Most active equity options - AAPL, AMZN, BABA, AMD, CSCO, MSFT, NVDA, FB, WMT, MU Uber struggling post IPO ODD BLOCK Call love in ServiceNow Inc. (NOW) Line-in-the-sand puts in TransDigm Group Incorporated (TDG) Put love in Qurate Retail Inc (QRTEA) MAIL BLOCK Comment from Tim Alfred - Love your s... Read more
Today we are trading covered calls in Apple. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on OptionsPlaybook.com, in on the Amazon Kindle edition. Do you have a question that you want answered on a future episode? Send them to Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the Options Insider at email@example.com.
CRYPTO HOT SEAT Guest: Jeff Dorman, CIO and Partner - Arca ALTCOIN UNIVERSE Top coins by market cap: Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin CRYPTO QUESTIONS Question from JBD - Is this the end of the #CryptoWinter? Question from May Diamond - Does the recent price rally for Bitcoin open the doors for major exchanges to start listing new derivatives products, like Ethereum Futures or Bitcoin Options. Thanks f... Read more
TRADING BLOCK Trade war premium is back VIX : 20.6 - 1.5-points lower than last show VVIX: Back up to 106 Most active indices - VIX: 764k, SPY: 1.9M, SPX: 776k Most active equity options - AAPL, AMD, TSLA, BAC, BABA, FB, NFLX, AMZN, NVDA, MSFT UBER struggles post IPO ODD BLOCK Call love in PagSeguro Digital Ltd (PAGS) - from 3/25 Call palooza in Mylan NV (MYL) Call overwrite in Cummins Inc (CMI) STRATEGY BLOCK Uncle Mike ... Read more
VOLATILITY REVIEW Trade was premium is back as Trump continues to ratchet up the tariffs. SPIKES - 20, up 7-points from last show VIX Cash - 19.5., 7-points higher than last week VVIX - 103, almost 20-points higher than last show VIX Options - ADV: 459k, very low. VXXB - 30.3, 5-points higher than last week, ADV: 167k SPIKES Versus VIX: How to Take Advantage of the Differences - https://www.investorsalley.com/spikes-versus-vix-how... Read more
Options news you can use for Monday, May 13, 2019.
Options news you can use for Friday, May 10, 2019.
Topics this week include: Equities Crude Oil Metals/Gold FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK Question from Desanya - Can you get the dairy folks on the show from CME? Also is CME planning to list more crypto anytime soon? Question from LDC - There are rumors that CFTC is looking to approve ether futures. Can we expect an Eth offering from CME anytime soon? Question from McIge - Has anyone ever put out an index with the top 5 or 10 names... Read more
TRADING BLOCK Trade war premium is back Most active indices - VIX: 564k, SPY: 2.16M, SPX: 825k Most active equity options - AAPL, INTC, DIS, AMD, ROKU, FB, BABA, BAC, TSLA, AMZN Uber IPO pricing at the middle of its range. Earnings Highlights Friday: JD.com (JD), Marriott International (MAR), Tribune Media (TRCO), Viacom (VIAB) before market open Uber IPO on Friday, May 10. ODD BLOCK Lits puts in Apple Inc (AAPL) - from 3-21 Pu... Read more