Global Derivatives Awards 2018: JP Morgan, Derivatives House of the Year – GlobalCapital

The explosion finally came in in February. After years and months of calm, the markets ignited, and volatility made a dramatic return to centre stage. The VIX index was rocketing while traders and investors tried to make sense of whipsawing prices. But their VIX hedges were not helping, as the index itself tended to calm […]

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Sensex, turn choppy ahead of US Fed policy outcome – Deccan Herald

The benchmark Sensex turned choppy after surging over 200 points in early trade on Wednesday, ahead of US Federal Reserve’s policy outcome due later in the day amid mixed global cues. Investors were cautious ahead of the expiry of September derivative contracts on Thursday. The BSE 30-share barometer slipped in the negative terrain after advancing […]

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Cryptocurrency Derivatives Platform LedgerX Will Launch Ether Options: Report – CCN

Advertisement Institutional bitcoin derivatives platform LedgerX is reportedly preparing to expand its cryptocurrency product line to include ether, the native asset of Ethereum. The U.S. firm, which was the first trading platform to receive approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to list bitcoin derivatives, has developed a line of ether options and is ready to […]

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ABS East: Alarming lack of prep for transition to Libor replacement – Asset Securitization Report

This month, the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority issued letters urging U.K. bank executives to get the ball rolling on plans to transition to Libor replacement. Participants at IMN’s ABS East conference in Miami got more or less the same message firsthand. “I still see a concerning lack of preparation and people […]

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What are derivatives and how do they work – Livemint

For many companies, derivatives are essential instruments to ensure profitability in a volatile market, thus providing a degree of security for their investors. The first account of a derivative contract being used was recorded by Greek philosopher Aristotle. According to the account, Greek philosopher Thales decided to buy the exclusive right to the use all […]

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CME Group Announces Copper Options Daily Trading Volume Record – Markets Insider

CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced its COMEX Copper options reached an all-time daily volume record of 8,089 contracts (91,727 metric tons) traded on Friday, September 21. Friday’s volume is nearly double the previous record of 4,255 contracts (48,250 metric tons), set on July […]

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INSIGHT: Fundamentals of Tax Reform: BEAT – Bloomberg BNA

By Kimberly Majure and John DerOhanesian Introduction The BEAT—the base erosion and anti-abuse tax—is another one of the tax reform “sticks” created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97, hereinafter “TCJA” or “tax reform”). This particular stick was created with the express purpose of leveling the playing field between U.S.-headquartered companies and foreign-headquartered […]

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