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A VIX for APAC:
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CSDR: promising signs from the new settlement discipline regime

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Directed market makers:
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    A better way to measure best execution

    Regulators have suspended RTS 27 reporting and are considering scrapping the requirement to produce RTS 27 and RTS 28 reports altogether. These reports are designed to show the extent to which investors in the U.K. and EU receive best execution for their trades, and they do have some issues in their current form. Instead of scrapping them altogether however, we advocate for making them more useful and less cumbersome to produce.

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    Portfolio compression in centrally cleared markets

    Portfolio compression is a post-trade balance sheet reduction technique in which two or more counterparties terminate some (or all) of their open interest in derivative contracts, simplifying the management of positions. This frees up valuable capital that would otherwise be held unnecessarily against offsetting positions that could be compressed. The end goal of compression is a cleaner portfolio, with less complexity and enhanced capital efficiencies, allowing for healthier and safer derivative markets.

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    Volatility views: Traders are sanguine about US midterms. Too sanguine?
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    ‘It’s not over yet’: traders weigh up this year’s volatility
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    Optiver is a key counterparty for SocGen Luxembourg’s automated equities solution
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    Call options

    What do long/short positions in call options mean? An investor that buys call options benefits when the price of the underlying asset is higher than the strike price of the option at expiry. The writer of the call option has the opposite pay-off potential and receives a fixed option premium when they sell the contract.

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    Put options

    An investor that buys put options benefits from this position when the price of the underlying asset is lower than the strike price of the option at expiry. Conversely, if at expiry the price of the underlying asset is higher than the strike price, the option expires with no intrinsic value and the investor’s loss is equal to the option premium paid.

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    Options strategies (protective collar)

    Besides buying or selling single options, there are many other possible strategies that involve positions in multiple options simultaneously, as well as combining options with positions in the underlying assets.

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    Options strategies (long straddle)

    Besides buying or selling single options, there are many other possible strategies that involve positions in multiple options simultaneously, as well as combining options with positions in the underlying assets.

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    Options volatility

    Volatility is an important concept in the context of option trading, but it’s also one of the more complex ones to understand. In financial markets, volatility captures the amount of fluctuation in asset prices and is generally calculated as the annualized standard deviation of daily price changes, normally expressed as a percentage. To convert the […]

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After a particularly volatile year for #commodities markets, what did we learn? Our head of market structure @EdwardMonrad weighs in with some takeaways.

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