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The Periodic Table

Fidessa's Steve Grob has written a response to Marcus Ferber writing to ESMA condemning periodic auctions. The blog strongly criticizes Ferber's approach, and looks at the problems behind the "lit is good and dark is bad" attitude.

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MIAX to Launch New Emerald Options Exchange in 2019

MIAX Emerald will be the third fully electronic options exchange in 2019 and is expected to join the MIAX Exchange Group in Q1 2019, pending SEC approval.

OCC Continues To Clear the Path for the Exchange-Listed Options Industry

In this shared blog from Options Clearing Corp, the firm explains its new cash clearing fund requirement - a measure that requires our clearing firms to collectively deposit and maintain $3 billion in cash our clearing fund.

TRADERS Q&A: Northern Trust’s Cherry Speaks on Options

Jon Cherry, Head of US Options at Northern Trust Capital Markets, took some time out of his schedule to discuss with Traders Magazine’s editor John D’Antona Jr. the state of the sector and the trends he sees.

OCC Re-Elects Donohue as Executive Chairman, Names Other Board Members

The Options Clearing Corp announced the election of three Class II Member Directors and two Class III Public Directors to its Board of Directors.

Cboe Global Markets Announces Migration Info for Cboe Options Exchange to Bats Platform

Cboe Global Markets announced that it plans to migrate Cboe Options Exchange to the company’s proprietary Bats technology on October 7, 2019.

MIAX Exchange Challenges Nasdaq Options Trading Patents

MIAX Exchange petitions to have NASDAQ patents for options trading canceled.

OCC Continues To Clear the Path for the Exchange-Listed Options Industry

In this shared blog, the CEO of the Options Clearing Corp shares his thoughts on the last year and what OCC is attempting to do this year.

Traders Q&A: Matt Wolfe Discusses Securities Lending

Matt Wolfe, Vice President of Product Development, discusses in this Q&A the key issues that may affect the securities lending market in 2018.

Cboe Releases New White Paper on Options-Based Funds and Benchmark Indexes

The new white paper, finds that the number of options-based funds continued to grow from just 10 in 2000 to 157 in 2017, and presents a sample of equity funds and funds with objectives other than broad-based U.S. equities.

What's the Takeaway From the Recent Options Volume Surge? You Still Have to Do Your Homework!

A higher volume level of cleared contracts does point to increased engagement among investors. Some options market participants have indicated that the uptick appears to be widespread across the industry.

Exchange Data International Announces Options Analytics Service

The new service gives users nine End of Day Options Sensitivities, five End of Day Implied Volatilities and Interpolated Volatility Surfaces.

Cboe to List SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust Monday Weeklies

Monday weeklies contracts to list on Cboe Options, C2 Options, Cboe BZX Options and Cboe EDGX Options Expected to begin trading February 16, 2018, subject to rule filing effectiveness.

CEO TALK: OCC Addresses Options Technology and Cybersecurity

The head of the Options Clearing Corp discusses with Traders Magazine the firm's commitment to upgrading its technology and market safety.

Fragmentation and Liquidity Issues Must Be Addressed to Maintain a Resilient Listed Options Market

SIFMA's Ellen Greene proposes a number of changes that would enhance options liquidity and flexibility, including a smarter strike listings program, a review of the universal exchange give-up policy and a secure consolidated audit trail.

Cboe to List Mini-SPX Index (XSP) Wednesday-Expiring Weekly Options

Cboe adds to expanding suite of products tied to S&P 500 Index.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The SEC Raises Stakes in Self-Regulation

In this week's Flashback Friday story, Traders Magazine looks aback to 2005 and the debate as to who the equity market have as a sole or top regulator? And if so, who should it be? The SROs? FINRA? SEC?

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