Commentary

Michael Levas

Are Untraditional Correction Corrections the New Norm?

Many hedge fund managers have been awaiting the elusive traditional correction of 10 percent. It has been a record number of days since such an event has occurred, which has frustrated both market Bears, who want to profit from such a sell-off, and Bulls, who are awaiting a better entry point.

Traders Poll

With all the talk around HFTs and their trading practices coming under the microscope, do you expect more state regulators and officials to begin examining HFT practices - just like with Big Tobacco?

Yes

81%

No

12%

Just Congress and the Federal Goverment

8%

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CLEARING: OTC Derivatives Market is A OK, Aite Reports

Everything is A OK in derivatives. That's what consultancy Aite Group said about the Over the Counter derivatives market, despite the increase in fragmentation in trading venues and projected consolidation among the central clearing counterparties.

OPTIONS REPORT: Anatomy of an ETF Challenger

Warburg Pincus is acquiring asset manager Source with eyes for more growth down the road in the ETF market space.

OPTIONS REPORT: Streamlining European ETF Trading

With the European ETF market attracting increased attention, some firms are bringing technology to market that is aimed at streamlining and increasing the efficiency of European ETF trading.

Articles

CBOE Set to Trade Weeklies

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange has set an April 10 date for the trading of options with a weekly expiration date.

Anatomy of an ETF Challenger

Warburg Pincus is acquiring asset manager Source with eyes for more growth down the road in the ETF market space.

A Bright Future For Swapping Futures

While no one expects swaps futures to take over the OTC swaps market, a movement of 5 percent of the massive OTC swaps volume would be a huge win for futures market.

The Big Data Edge for Hedge Funds

The term "big data" has been around for some time, but questions remain exactly how hedge funds and other buysiders exploit the vast stores of data that has never been available to them in the past, which continue to grow each day.

Game Time

With 17 newly minted swaps execution facilities now live, and looming regulatory deadlines that will push more trading to SEFs, 2014 is expected to be the year the industry redesigned by the Dodd-Frank Act begins to really take shape.

CBOE Bets On Volatility Trading

Leveraging the popularity of its CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the Chicago Board Options Exchange closed 2013 with a spate of activity that has included introducing several new volatility products and expanding its trading hours to accommodate European trading.