One week options are becoming a more popular way to play short term volatility in financial markets as market pricing becomes increasingly driven by economic, political and Central Bank event risk. Key specific events where these options are widely used include; Non-Farm Payrolls, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings and [...]
Emerging market currencies have been under considerable stress this spring and summer. Many policymakers in affected countries have been blaming the US Federal Reserve's exit plans for its asset purchases, known as quantitative easing, for their currency's woes. Brazil, for example, has even announced a large, $60 billion, foreign exchange [...]
Futures and options contracts offer a straightforward proposition for commercial grain traders: If they allow you to do what you already do faster, cheaper and better, then use them.
So it is with CME Group's recently-launched suite of Short-Dated New Crop corn, soybean and wheat options, according to Howard Simons, a [...]
Financial markets have entered an Era of Dissonance that will stand in sharp contrast to the relative harmony and economic expansion of the last half of the 20th century. The Era of Dissonance will not easily resolve itself into a more comfortable and predictable environment and may last as long [...]