The Spread – Pump Up The Vol(ume) – 8/10

Spencer Doar

Spencer Doar

Associate Editor

In this week’s recap of happenings in the options world we delve into some confusing terms, Spinal Tap and Recep Erdogan’s plight.

The following are the stories referenced in this week’s episode of “The Spread”: 

Tabb Group -> US Options Volume on Pace for Record Year Despite Drop Off, Lower Volatility in Q2

OCC -> OCC Clears the Path to Greater Capital Efficiencies for Clearing Firms in U. S. Exchange-Listed Options Markets

WSJ -> Regulators Probe Options Market’s Major Clearinghouse

Bloomberg -> Are You Pound-Proof Yet? The Brexit Endgame Is About to Begin

Bloomberg -> Lira Falls to Fresh Record With No Letup in Turkey-U.S. Tensions

Bloomberg -> Dollar Rally Has Legs as Traders Bid Up Options to a 15-Month High

Reuters -> Tesla options bulls reap windfall on Musk’s going private tweet

MarketWatch -> Former Target manager sticks to volatility strategy that made him millions as ‘three-headed horseman’ looms over market

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