TWIFO 183: Bitcoin Options Are Finally Here

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, MD OF DERIVATIVES LICENSING, FTSE RUSSELL
  • GUEST: NICK HOWARD, BANTIX TECHNOLOGIES

CRYPTO

CME BTC FUTURES

  • CRAZY WEEK LEADING UP TO OPTIONS LAUNCH
  • FRIDAY –  13,522
  • THURSDAY – 10,500
  • WEDS: 17K
  • TUES: 12K
  • MON: 6,600
  • OI HIT 7 MONTH HIGH
  • OPTIONS – 54 CONTRACTS OPENING DAY

EQUITIES

  • VIX: 12.2 – DOWN .75 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX:89.25 –  DOWN .25 FROM LAST SHOW
  • RVX: 14 – DOWN 1 FROM LAST SHOW 
  • VIX/RVX SPREAD – APPROX. 1.8 – SLIGHTLY TIGHTER THAN LAST SHOW

SOYBEANS

  • -2,15% THIS WEEK
  • SOYBEAN OIL DOWN NEARLY 5%
  • VOL CRUSHED THIS WEEK AFTER TRADE DEAL SIGNING
  • LOOKING AT AG VOLATILITY

RATES

  • INSANE STUFF GOING ON IN EURODOLLARS DOWNSIDE RIGHT NOW.
  • BREAKING DOWN SOME FUNKY EURODOLLAR PUT SPREADS

FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK

  • QUESTION FROM TAMISH: THE FTSE REP ON THE PROGRAM MENTIONED THE STRONG INTERNATIONAL DEMAND FOR RUT OPTIONS AND FUTURES. THIS SURPRISED ME BECAUSE THE INDEX IS PRIMARILY DOMESTIC. WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL MARKETS FOR THE RUSSELL 2000?
  • QUESTION FROM ZAKI: ANY IDEA WHEN WE WILL HAVE SOME REGULATORY CLARITY ON CRYPTO?
  • QUESTION FROM NEAL: ANY THOUGHTS ON EARLY CME BTC OPT VOLUME? SEEMED SOMEWHAT LIGHT TO ME?
  • QUESTION FROM JACK: WHY DOES EVERYONE QUOTE CRYPTO IN NOTIONAL? EVEN CME IS DOING IT NOW?
  • QUESTION FROM 5ROUND: ARE COVERED CALLS AS POPULAR IN RUT AS IN S&P?

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