Tag: Volatility

US oil index is prime
April 30, 2020 BY Valentina Kirilova

Negative WTI rates can put you out of business

Firstly, clients often do this knowing that they are protected should their account reach a negative balance; either because the protection is mandated by regulators or knowing the difficulty brokers have collecting on negative balances. This gives the client a nearly risk-free trade with a large downside to the broker who still needs to honor…

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IOSCO issues statement on liquidity risk management recommendations for investment funds
March 07, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

IOSCO makes recommendations to help trading venues manage extreme volatility

The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has just informed that it is seeking feedback on its proposed recommendations to assist trading venues and regulatory authorities in the implementation of mechanisms to manage extreme volatility. Extreme volatility in securities markets can undermine IOSCO’s objective of ensuring that markets are fair, efficient and…

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November 10, 2016 BY admin

VIX Futures volume in non-U.S. trading hours hit record after U.S. elections

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Futures Exchange has announced on the day after the U.S. election on Wednesday, November 9th that record volume was set in futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) traded in non-U.S. trading hours with an estimated 263,663 contracts changing hands. This record surpasses the previous single-day record of…

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July 21, 2016 BY Valentina Kirilova

S&P Dow Jones risk & volatility index dashboard for July 2016

Here's this month's commentary on S&P Dow Jones risk & volatility index dashboard: Calm has returned: VIX closed at 11.77, its lowest level for over a year. Along with VIX, nearly every volatility measure is down since our last report. The greatest falls were in short term U.S. equity volatility and in British pound sterling volatility.…

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September 02, 2015 BY Mike Fox

Andy Hecht: Volatility Equals Opportunity

The following piece was compiled by Andy Hecht from CQG's Commodity Strategist blog. Mr. Hecht is a sought-after commodity trader, options expert, and analyst who spent nearly thirty-five years on Wall Street.

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