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Options Insider Radio is the longest-running options podcast and the flagship program on the Options Insider Radio Network. Options Insider Radio features unique and compelling interviews with the thought leaders, icons, radicals, movers and shakers that shape the options market. Whether you are an options professional looking for insightul discussion about your industry, or an active retail trader who wants a glimpse behind the scenes, this is the program for you.

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Options Insider Radio Interviews: Solving the Looming Liquidity Crisis with IMC

Today Mark is joined by Paul Jiganti, Managing Director at IMC. They discuss: Paul's history in the options industry What is IMC? What is an options wholesaler? How IMC helps lower the barrier to entry Fighting to give the best price to the end user...
Posted February 23rd, 2017

Today Mark is joined by Paul Jiganti, Managing Director at IMC.

They discuss:

  • Paul's history in the options industry
  • What is IMC?
  • What is an options wholesaler?
  • How IMC helps lower the barrier to entry
  • Fighting to give the best price to the end user
  • Taking a dive into the Flash Boys rabbit hole
  • The evolving regulatory environment
  • Incentivizing liquidity
  • The perfect hedge
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking ChiX Acquisition, Dash-Liquidpoint Merger and Options Education with Tony Saliba

Today, Mark is joined by Tony Saliba, Managing Director of Saliba Venture Management. He discusses: His forthcoming book, Managing Expectations: Driving Profitable Option Trading Outcomes through Knowledge, Discipline, and Risk Management How did...
Posted February 10th, 2017

Today, Mark is joined by Tony Saliba, Managing Director of Saliba Venture Management.

He discusses:


Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Broker Buyouts, Options Books and Earnings Straddles with TD Ameritrade

In this episode, Mark is joined by JJ Kinahan, Chief Market Strategist at TD Ameritrade. They discuss: The forthcoming Scottrade merger Was the options business a key driver in the merger? What is the timeline for the deal? What are the new things on...
Posted January 24th, 2017

In this episode, Mark is joined by JJ Kinahan, Chief Market Strategist at TD Ameritrade. They discuss:

  • The forthcoming Scottrade merger
  • Was the options business a key driver in the merger?
  • What is the timeline for the deal?
  • What are the new things on the docket for TD Ameritrade?
  • Social analysis and trading opportunities
  • Adding futures options to the platform
  • JJ's book, Essential Options Strategies
  • JJ takes on the question of the week

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Taking on Monopolies with August Capital

In this episode, Mark is joined by Villi Iltchev of August Capital They discuss: Villi's background in the fintech space What is August Capital? What are the barriers to entry in the fintech space? Success breeds success The market data albatross The...
Posted November 17th, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by Villi Iltchev of August Capital

They discuss:

  • Villi's background in the fintech space
  • What is August Capital?
  • What are the barriers to entry in the fintech space?
  • Success breeds success
  • The market data albatross
  • The life of the venture capitalist
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Discussing Full Disclosure with the Collaborative Fund

In this episode, Mark is joined by Morgan Housel of the Collaborative Fund. They discuss: What is the Collaborative Fund? Morgan's former career in journalism and private equity/investment banking Bringing diverse backgrounds under one roof Should...
Posted November 17th, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by Morgan Housel of the Collaborative Fund.

They discuss:

  • What is the Collaborative Fund?
  • Morgan's former career in journalism and private equity/investment banking
  • Bringing diverse backgrounds under one roof
  • Should there be full disclosure on fees?
  • Overwhelming market data fees
  • Innovation versus regulation
  • Taking the long-term view
  • The future of financial advising

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Breaking the OTC Cabal with Eris Exchange

In this episode Mark is joined by Geoff Sharp, Managing Dierector and Head of Sales for the Eris Exchange. They discuss: What is the Eris Exchange? What are Eris standards? U.S. dollar interest rate swaps: what are they? How are they used? What are...
Posted November 4th, 2016

In this episode Mark is joined by Geoff Sharp, Managing Dierector and Head of Sales for the Eris Exchange.

They discuss:

  • What is the Eris Exchange?
  • What are Eris standards?
  • U.S. dollar interest rate swaps: what are they? How are they used?
  • What are swap futures?
  • What are the advantages of a swap future ofver a standard OTC swap?
  • What is Eris' plan to break the OTC cabal?
  • Who are using these products?
  • What is the Eris secret sauce?
  • What is Eris doing in the platform/technology space to attract customers?
  • You can find more information on the Eris website

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking RIA Problems and FinMedia with Modern Trader

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jeff Joseph Publisher of Modern Trader Magazine and Managing Partner of Prescient Capital Partners. They discuss: RIAs, are they mostly style over substance? Being early adopters of alternative investments The...
Posted November 2nd, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jeff Joseph Publisher of Modern Trader Magazine and Managing Partner of Prescient Capital Partners. They discuss:

  • RIAs, are they mostly style over substance?
  • Being early adopters of alternative investments
  • The metamorphasis from Traders Magazine to Modern Trader
  • Differentiation within the RIA space
  • The decision to acquire a print publication
  • Calling out the talking heads
  • Filtering out the noise
  • Partnering on Stocktoberfest

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Trading Floors and Takeovers with NASDAQ†

In this episode, Mark is joined by Kevin Kennedy Vice President and Head of U.S. Options at NASDAQ. They discuss: The NASDAQ acquisition of ISE What drove the merger? Will there still be six exchanges after the ink has dried? The new deal on the...
Posted October 26th, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by Kevin Kennedy Vice President and Head of U.S. Options at NASDAQ. They discuss:

  • The NASDAQ acquisition of ISE
  • What drove the merger?
  • Will there still be six exchanges after the ink has dried?
  • The new deal on the street: CBOE + BATS
  • An intelligent auction process
  • The ultimate auction: Open Outcry?
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Acquisitions, Auctions and Options with BATS

In this episode Mark is joined by Kapil Rathi, Senior Vice President of Options Business Strategy at BATS Global Markets. They discuss: The forthcoming deal with CBOE What the deal has to offer investors? What were the drivers for the deal? What does...
Posted October 25th, 2016

In this episode Mark is joined by Kapil Rathi, Senior Vice President of Options Business Strategy at BATS Global Markets.

They discuss:

  • The forthcoming deal with CBOE
  • What the deal has to offer investors?
  • What were the drivers for the deal?
  • What does this mean for options market share?
  • When is the deal expected to close?
  • What does Kapil think of ISE becoming part of the NASDAQ group?
  • What else is happening at BATS, especially the BAM auctions?
  • Are auctions hurting the market?
  • What do ETFs bring to the BATS ecosystem?

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Trading on the Beach with Hanweck

In this episode Mark is joined by Jerry Hanweck, CEO and Founder of Hanweck Associates. They discuss: What does Hanwek Associates do? What the heck are GPUs? Why are they so great for options? Analytics as a service Bringing margin into the 21st...
Posted October 10th, 2016

In this episode Mark is joined by Jerry Hanweck, CEO and Founder of Hanweck Associates.

They discuss:

  • What does Hanwek Associates do?
  • What the heck are GPUs?
  • Why are they so great for options?
  • Analytics as a service
  • Bringing margin into the 21st century
  • Portfolio margining pre- and post-trade
  • New developments at Hanweck
  • Want to learn more? Check out the Hanweck website

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Bringing Children Hope with ALTSO and Rocktoberfest

Today Mark is joined by Mead Welles, founder and CEO of Octagon Asset Management. He's also the co-founder and treasurer of ALTSO. He discusses: How he started Octagon What is ALTSO? How did he get involved with this cause? What does ALTSO do? Visit...
Posted October 3rd, 2016

Today Mark is joined by Mead Welles, founder and CEO of Octagon Asset Management. He's also the co-founder and treasurer of ALTSO.

He discusses:


Options Insider Radio Interviews: Going Up In Smoke with Seed CX

Today, Mark is joined by Brian Liston, co-founder of the Seed Commodity eXchange (CX) They discuss: What is Seed CX? The perils of opening a new derivatives exchange How are they going to make a trade-able/list-able hemp product? Understanding the...
Posted September 23rd, 2016

Today, Mark is joined by Brian Liston, co-founder of the Seed Commodity eXchange (CX)

They discuss:

  • What is Seed CX?
  • The perils of opening a new derivatives exchange
  • How are they going to make a trade-able/list-able hemp product?
  • Understanding the hemp industry and translating that into commodities
  • Filling the gap left by corn and soy
  • Finding funding in Chicago
  • And more...

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Breaking Into China with Tony Saliba

Today, Mark is joined by Tony Saliba, Managing Director of Saliba Venture Management. They discuss: Bringing options trading expertise to the Chinese market Tony's newest book: Managing Expectations: Driving Profitable Option Trading Outcomes through...
Posted September 2nd, 2016

Today, Mark is joined by Tony Saliba, Managing Director of Saliba Venture Management.

They discuss:


Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Structured Option Products with Exceed Investments

In this episode, Mark is Joined by Joe Halpern, CEO of Exceed Investments. They discuss: What is Exceed Investments? Where does Exceed focus its attention? The different types of funds Exceed offers Working with advisors to use options The use of...
Posted May 17th, 2016

In this episode, Mark is Joined by Joe Halpern, CEO of Exceed Investments. They discuss:

  • What is Exceed Investments?
  • Where does Exceed focus its attention?
  • The different types of funds Exceed offers
  • Working with advisors to use options
  • The use of options in IRAs
  • What is coming up from Exceed?

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Acquisitions and Upgrades with Lightspeed

In this episode, Mark is joined by Kevin Ott, the Co-President of Lightspeed. They discuss: What is Lightspeed? Who is the target audience? What differentiates Lightspeed from their competitors? Lightspeed mobile After-hours trading How many...
Posted May 16th, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by Kevin Ott, the Co-President of Lightspeed. They discuss:

  • What is Lightspeed? Who is the target audience?
  • What differentiates Lightspeed from their competitors?
  • Lightspeed mobile
  • After-hours trading
  • How many exchanges is too many exchanges?
  • The crowding of the retail brokerage space
  • Wooing desirable clients
  • What's coming up from Lightspeed?

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Options Resources for Financial Advisors with OIC

In this episode, Mark is joined by Eric Cott, Director of Advisor Education at the Options Industry Council. They discuss: The OIC Financial Advisor Forum Why the focus on ETFs? Giving advisors actionable information Using options without even...
Posted May 16th, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by Eric Cott, Director of Advisor Education at the Options Industry Council. They discuss:

  • The OIC Financial Advisor Forum
  • Why the focus on ETFs?
  • Giving advisors actionable information
  • Using options without even knowing it
  • Regulation of using options in IRAs
  • The latest Harris Poll study, spoored by the OIC
  • Options for Advisors resources on the OIC website
  • Perceptions of options by advisors
  • The rise of the robo advisor
  • Talking to clients in a language they understand
  • What's coming from the OIC?

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Market Data and Surveillance with LiveVol

Coming to you live from the 2016 OIC Conference, Mark is joined by Catherine Clay, Vice President of Business Development for CBOE LiveVol. They discuss: Becoming part of the CBOE family What is LiveVol? What is the Data Shop? What was the driver to...
Posted May 13th, 2016

Coming to you live from the 2016 OIC Conference, Mark is joined by Catherine Clay, Vice President of Business Development for CBOE LiveVol. They discuss:

  • Becoming part of the CBOE family
  • What is LiveVol?
  • What is the Data Shop?
  • What was the driver to create the Data Shop?
  • Where is the demand for data going forward?
  • What does LiveVol have to offer for surveillance?

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Futures Options, Apps and After Hours Trading with Options House.

Coming to you live from the 2016 OIC Conference, Mark is catching up with all the usual suspects to bring you the latest options news. In this episode, he is joined by Joe Corso, Senior VP of Brokerage at Options House. They discuss: What are the new...
Posted May 13th, 2016

Coming to you live from the 2016 OIC Conference, Mark is catching up with all the usual suspects to bring you the latest options news. In this episode, he is joined by Joe Corso, Senior VP of Brokerage at Options House. They discuss:

  • What are the new developments at Options House?
  • What is going on with the Otions House mobile app?
  • Moblie charting
  • Idea generation
  • What about futures and futures options?
  • New entries into the options brokerage space
  • After hours trading: pros and cons
  • How many exchanges are too many exchanges?

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Weeklies, Auctions and More with CBOE

In this episode, Mark is joined by Bill Looney, Head of CBOE New York. They discuss: Recent developments happening at CBOE Options volume Navigating the waters of listing new products, including MSCI and FTSE The Options Institute expansion into Asia...
Posted May 12th, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by Bill Looney, Head of CBOE New York.

They discuss:

  • Recent developments happening at CBOE
  • Options volume
  • Navigating the waters of listing new products, including MSCI and FTSE
  • The Options Institute expansion into Asia
  • Expanded hours for SPX and VIX options
  • The plight of liquidity providers
  • Exchanges: how many are too many?
  • Price improvement auctions
  • Monday expirations

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Navigating Choppy ETF Waters with WallachBeth

In this episode, Mark is joined by David Beth, President and COO of WallachBeth. They discuss: The genesis of WallachBeth What is happening in the ETF space? Levered versus regular ETFs The continued expansion of the exchange space and the resulting...
Posted May 12th, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by David Beth, President and COO of WallachBeth.

They discuss:

  • The genesis of WallachBeth
  • What is happening in the ETF space?
  • Levered versus regular ETFs
  • The continued expansion of the exchange space and the resulting impact on WallachBeth clients
  • Price improvement auctions
  • The adoption (or lack thereof) of options in the advisor space

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Mobile, Millennials and Futures with TD Ameritrade

In this episode, Mark is joined by JJ Kinahan, Managing Director at TD Ameritrade. They discuss: What's new at TD from an options perspective? The mobile experience What's happening in futures options? The importance of understanding risk...
Posted May 12th, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by JJ Kinahan, Managing Director at TD Ameritrade.

They discuss:

  • What's new at TD from an options perspective?
  • The mobile experience
  • What's happening in futures options?
  • The importance of understanding risk
  • Developments in the brokerage space in general
  • Outreach efforts, including the next generation of investors

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Hedge Fund Trends with Eurekahedge

Mark Sebastian was live at the 2016 CBOE Risk Management Conference and wasn't afraid to talk about it. Today, he's talking to Satoshi Iwanaga, Chairman of Eurekahedge They discuss: What is Eurekahedge? Trends in the hedge fund space Returns...
Posted March 9th, 2016

Mark Sebastian was live at the 2016 CBOE Risk Management Conference and wasn't afraid to talk about it. Today, he's talking to Satoshi Iwanaga, Chairman of Eurekahedge

They discuss:

  • What is Eurekahedge?
  • Trends in the hedge fund space
  • Returns from bigger versus smaller firms
  • Investment and capital flows
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking about the Volatility Space with Typhon

We are back with roving reporter Mark Sebastian who was live at the 2016 CBOE Risk Management Conference. Today, he's talking to James Koutoulas, CEO of Typhon They discuss: What does Typhon have to offer clients? What are their...
Posted March 9th, 2016

We are back with roving reporter Mark Sebastian who was live at the 2016 CBOE Risk Management Conference. Today, he's talking to James Koutoulas, CEO of Typhon

They discuss:

  • What does Typhon have to offer clients?
  • What are their specialities?
  • The volatility space in general
  • The dynamic approach to trading volatility
  • Vol products versus ag products in the CTA space
  • Allocations
  • How to work with CTAs

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Volatility with Convergex

In this episode, our roving reporter Mark Sebastian is on assignment at the CBOE Risk Management Conference, where he sat down with Ben Londergan, Executive Managing Director, Head of Options Trading and Technology for Convergex They discuss: Less...
Posted March 4th, 2016

In this episode, our roving reporter Mark Sebastian is on assignment at the CBOE Risk Management Conference, where he sat down with Ben Londergan, Executive Managing Director, Head of Options Trading and Technology for Convergex

They discuss:

  • Less liquidity, greater concentration levels
  • Dilenation between on-floor and off-floor liquidity
  • Institutional money coming into the options market
  • How will pension money impact the market in the next few years?
  • Did the elevated VIX change client behaviors?
  • Holding onto versus selling volatility
  • What is Convergex doing for low-latency spread trades?
  • What else is going on at Convergex?
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Strategy with Russell FTSE Indexes

In this episode, our roving reporter Mark Sebastian is on assignment at the CBOE Risk Management Conference, where he sat down with Pat Fay from FTSE Russell Indexes. They discuss: Exploration of ETFs/ETNs based on various strategies Relative...
Posted March 4th, 2016

In this episode, our roving reporter Mark Sebastian is on assignment at the CBOE Risk Management Conference, where he sat down with Pat Fay from FTSE Russell Indexes.

They discuss:

  • Exploration of ETFs/ETNs based on various strategies
  • Relative value trading; RUT vs. SPX
  • FTSE 100 & FTSE China 50 futures contract at CME
  • Cash options products coming soon at CBOE
  • Where should Russell put its index efforts?
  • New developments at FTSE and Russell

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Volatility, Correlation and Adaptability with WallachBeth

Today, Mark is joined by Ilya Feygin live from the CBOE Risk Management Conference. They discuss: Ilya's experience in the options space The days before VIX was a trade-able product / volatility as an asset class What is the WallachBeth Scout...
Posted March 1st, 2016

Today, Mark is joined by Ilya Feygin live from the CBOE Risk Management Conference. They discuss:

  • Ilya's experience in the options space
  • The days before VIX was a trade-able product / volatility as an asset class
  • What is the WallachBeth Scout Group?
  • Threat evaluation, risk management, and execution reviews
  • The right strategies for the right enviroments
  • How to be adaptable in a way that is accessible to various asset managers
  • The recent flight to safety
  • Is exchange fragmentation impacting liquidity?

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Secure Communications with the GRID Trade Network

In this episode, Mark is joined by Lee Clifford, founder and CEO of the GRID Trade Network They discuss: What are Symbol Master and GRID Trade? The huge number of orders that are not not communicated securely What does GRID Trade and GRID Pod...
Posted December 9th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Lee Clifford, founder and CEO of the GRID Trade Network

They discuss:

  • What are Symbol Master and GRID Trade?
  • The huge number of orders that are not not communicated securely
  • What does GRID Trade and GRID Pod bring to the table?
  • Participating in GRID Pod conversations
  • The compliance aspect
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Sorting through the Mass of Data with RB Trader

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Sorting through the Mass of Data with RB Trader In this episode, Mark is joined by Tim Biggam, Senior Advisor at RB Trader They discuss: Tim's history in the financial space What is RB Trader? Who is the RB...
Posted December 9th, 2015

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Sorting through the Mass of Data with RB Trader

In this episode, Mark is joined by Tim Biggam, Senior Advisor at RB Trader

They discuss:

  • Tim's history in the financial space
  • What is RB Trader?
  • Who is the RB Trader audience?
  • The degree of customization from the RB Trader platform
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking about Easing into Options Trading with TradeLegs

In this episode, Mark is joined by Peter Hauser, Managing Director of TradeLegs They discuss: What is TradeLegs? How does TradeLegs work? Who is the target customer for the TradeLegs platform? The misperceptions about options How are new...
Posted December 9th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Peter Hauser, Managing Director of TradeLegs

They discuss:

  • What is TradeLegs?
  • How does TradeLegs work?
  • Who is the target customer for the TradeLegs platform?
  • The misperceptions about options
  • How are new adoptees using the TradeLegs platform?
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking about WhatsTrading.com with Henry Schwartz

In this episode, Mark is joined by Henry Schwartz, major Duomo at TradeAlert. Henry is wearing a different hat today, though, and talking about WhatsTrading.com They discuss: What is whatstrading.com? Who is the intended audience for...
Posted December 9th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Henry Schwartz, major Duomo at TradeAlert. Henry is wearing a different hat today, though, and talking about WhatsTrading.com

They discuss:

  • What is whatstrading.com?
  • Who is the intended audience for whatstrading.com?
  • Getting information vs. getting information in context
  • Bells and whistles of whatstrading.com
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Spoofing and More with Neurensic

In this episode, Mark chats with Paul Giedraitis, Principal and Co-Founder of Neurensic. They discuss: Paul?s background in the financial space What is Neurensic? Who is Neurensic?s ideal customer? Why is spoofing so prevalent these...
Posted December 8th, 2015

In this episode, Mark chats with Paul Giedraitis, Principal and Co-Founder of Neurensic.

They discuss:

  • Paul?s background in the financial space
  • What is Neurensic?
  • Who is Neurensic?s ideal customer?
  • Why is spoofing so prevalent these days?
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Trading Education with OptionScape

In this episode, Mark chats with John Dempsey, President of OptionScape. They discuss: John?s background in the industry What is OptionScape? Who are OptionScape customers? What are the benefits of OptionScape? Why is OptionScape...
Posted December 8th, 2015

In this episode, Mark chats with John Dempsey, President of OptionScape.

They discuss:

  • John?s background in the industry
  • What is OptionScape?
  • Who are OptionScape customers?
  • What are the benefits of OptionScape?
  • Why is OptionScape reaching out to trader educators?
  • And much more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking about the Seeds of Ideas with QuikStrike

In this episode, Mark chats with Nick Howard, Creator of QuikStrike and Founder of Bantix Technologies. They discuss: The genesis of QuikStrike What does QuikStrike do? Everything you can?t find, all in one place The partnership with CME...
Posted December 7th, 2015

In this episode, Mark chats with Nick Howard, Creator of QuikStrike and Founder of Bantix Technologies.

They discuss:

  • The genesis of QuikStrike
  • What does QuikStrike do?
  • Everything you can?t find, all in one place
  • The partnership with CME Group
  • And much more

Options insider radio: The Future of Financial Innovation featuring Delkos Research

In this episode, Mark is joined by Ilan Azbel, founder and CEO of Delkos Research. They discuss: The origins of Delkos Research, and what they do Their push with FCMs Their two-tiered value proposition The third party compliance...
Posted November 25th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Ilan Azbel, founder and CEO of Delkos Research.

They discuss:

  • The origins of Delkos Research, and what they do
  • Their push with FCMs
  • Their two-tiered value proposition
  • The third party compliance solution
  • Delkos news and upcoming events

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Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking with NYSE

In this episode, Mark is joined by Steve Crutchfield, Vice President and Head of Options Markets, ETPs and Bonds at NYSE/ICE. † They discuss: System upgrades to the AMEX options floor Doubling down on trading floors The plight of the...
Posted August 4th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Steve Crutchfield, Vice President and Head of Options Markets, ETPs and Bonds at NYSE/ICE.

They discuss:

  • System upgrades to the AMEX options floor
  • Doubling down on trading floors
  • The plight of the liquidity providers
  • Overall volume decline
  • When will the birds (binary options on single stocks) fly?
  • Any plans to augment mix of venues?
  • And more?

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Big Data with Duco

In this episode, Mark is joined by Christian Nentwich, co-founder and CEO of Duco. † They discuss: An overview of Christian's background and how he started Duco What is Duco? What do they do? How did they end up with the du.co domain? The...
Posted July 23rd, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Christian Nentwich, co-founder and CEO of Duco.

They discuss:

  • An overview of Christian's background and how he started Duco
  • What is Duco? What do they do?
  • How did they end up with the du.co domain?
  • The Cube: a simple solution to big challenges
  • What is their biggest competition? Excel.
  • Benefits and features of their web-based platform
  • 700,000,000 lines of data reconciled in the last year with no latency
  • The importance of accurate reporting
  • Working outside of the financial services industry
  • Are they seeing a boom or a bust in financial technology spending?
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking the Plight of the Market Maker with BATS

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jeromee Johnson, Head of Options at BATS † They discuss: Increasing market share for BATS Recent developments, including BATS 2 The decline in options volume Where can the growth come from? The plight...
Posted July 8th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jeromee Johnson, Head of Options at BATS

They discuss:

Increasing market share for BATS

  • Recent developments, including BATS 2
  • The decline in options volume
  • Where can the growth come from?
  • The plight of the market makers
  • The OCC capital plan
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Attracting Liquidity Providers with BOX

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Attracting Liquidity Providers with BOX In this episode, Mark is joined by Ed Boyle, CEO of BOX They discuss: The changing landscape of the marketplace Why is volume dry lately? The decline in...
Posted July 8th, 2015

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Attracting Liquidity Providers with BOX

In this episode, Mark is joined by Ed Boyle, CEO of BOX

They discuss:

  • The changing landscape of the marketplace
  • Why is volume dry lately?
  • The decline in institutional volume
  • Regulation
  • New products, including Jumbo SPY
  • The partnership with VolX
  • Adding a new exchange
  • Attracting liquidity providers
  • After hours options trading
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking After-Hours Options Trading with MIAX

In this episode, Mark is joined by Shelly Brown, Senior Vice President of MIAX. † They discuss: The lead up to launching MIAX The MIAX value proposition The competition for the NBBO Record volume numbers The cost of entry into the...
Posted July 8th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Shelly Brown, Senior Vice President of MIAX.

They discuss:

  • The lead up to launching MIAX
  • The MIAX value proposition
  • The competition for the NBBO
  • Record volume numbers
  • The cost of entry into the options business: Strategic Partnerships
  • A possible equity exchange
  • Getting into the volatility space
  • After-hours options trading
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Dividend Trades with OCC

In this episode, Mark is joined by Michael McClain, President and Chief Operating officer at The OCC. † They discuss: Michael?s history at The OCC New initiatives at The OCC, including the revisions to their capital plan Results of...
Posted July 7th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Michael McClain, President and Chief Operating officer at The OCC.

They discuss:

  • Michael?s history at The OCC
  • New initiatives at The OCC, including the revisions to their capital plan
  • Results of the survey looking at the effectiveness of advertising from OIC
  • Volatility
  • Dividend trades
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Structured Products with OIC

In this episode, Mark is joined by Gary Delaney, Director at the Options Industry Council. † They discuss: What does Gary do for OIC in Europe? Inescapable regulation The OIC study on the use cases for structured products European use of...
Posted July 7th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Gary Delaney, Director at the Options Industry Council.

They discuss:

  • What does Gary do for OIC in Europe?
  • Inescapable regulation
  • The OIC study on the use cases for structured products
  • European use of ETFs and options based on ETFs
  • Self-directed investment in the European market
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking the PULSe Trading Platform with CBOE

In this episode, Mark is joined by Ted Bilharz, Director of PULSe Sales at CBOE. † They discuss: Ted's history at CBOE The lack of liquidity providers Hedging strategies Weekly options Forthcoming VIX weekly options CBOE System...
Posted July 1st, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Ted Bilharz, Director of PULSe Sales at CBOE.

They discuss:

  • Ted's history at CBOE
  • The lack of liquidity providers
  • Hedging strategies
  • Weekly options
  • Forthcoming VIX weekly options
  • CBOE System upgrades
  • The latency arms race
  • PULSe overview
  • The pressure to systemize order flow
  • The ongoing UI battle
  • After-hours options trading

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Data with OptionMetrics

In this episode, Mark is joined by David Hait, President and Founder of OptionMetrics † They discuss: How David came to create OptionMetrics How OptionMetrics creates the pricing tools that users need to support in-depth research The...
Posted June 26th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by David Hait, President and Founder of OptionMetrics

They discuss:

  • How David came to create OptionMetrics
  • How OptionMetrics creates the pricing tools that users need to support in-depth research
  • The impact of the evolution of the volatility landscape
  • How does OptionMetrics provide the volume of data in a way that is useful for customers?
  • Broker use of OptionMetrics data
  • Will their data ever be available to the retail community?
  • Informed traders trade options
  • The OptionMetrics conference featuring academics presenting papers on how they use the data
  • Coming soon from OptionMetrics?commodities

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Taxes with McGladrey

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jason Kuruvilla, Senior Manager, and Todd Briggs, Partner, from the McGladrey Financial Services Group. † They discuss: How McGladrey works with clients in the financial services industry Looking at the...
Posted June 19th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jason Kuruvilla, Senior Manager, and Todd Briggs, Partner, from the McGladrey Financial Services Group.

They discuss:

  • How McGladrey works with clients in the financial services industry
  • Looking at the tax implications of trading various securities in different jurisdictions
  • Pending regulatory issues and the tax and audit concerns about them
  • How they keep up with the evolution of the options industry
  • What are the primary concerns from their clients?
  • The potential impact of the pending legislation regarding programmer registration
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Tradefinder and More with TD Ameritrade

In this episode, Mark is joined by JJ Kinahan, Chief Market Strategist at TD Ameritrade. † They discuss: JJ's background in the options industry Highlights of the TD Ameritrade platform Platform upgrades How to avoid backtesting in a...
Posted June 16th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by JJ Kinahan, Chief Market Strategist at TD Ameritrade.

They discuss:

  • JJ's background in the options industry
  • Highlights of the TD Ameritrade platform
  • Platform upgrades
  • How to avoid backtesting in a vacuum
  • The Tradefinder application
  • The Sizzle Index
  • What is driving the decrease in volume
  • After hours liquidity
  • The rise in the use of futures and futures options
  • The push towards APIs

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Algos and More with ConvergeX

In this episode, Mark is joined by Ben Londergan, Executive Managing Director of Options Trading and Technology at ConvergeX. They discuss: Ben's history in the options industry An overview of what NXP does and how it interacts with so much order...
Posted June 10th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Ben Londergan, Executive Managing Director of Options Trading and Technology at ConvergeX.

They discuss:

  • Ben's history in the options industry
  • An overview of what NXP does and how it interacts with so much order flow throughout the day
  • ConvergeX's multiple flow options
  • The most popular of ConvergeX algos
  • Portfolio margin tools
  • The problem of attracting new market makers
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Market and Liquidity Fragmentation with Wolverine

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jason Lichten, Director of Equity and Listed Derivatives Trading Strategies from Wolverine Execution Services. They discuss: Jason's take on Flash Boys and how RBC was portrayed (RBC is his former firm) What is...
Posted June 4th, 2015

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jason Lichten, Director of Equity and Listed Derivatives Trading Strategies from Wolverine Execution Services.

They discuss:

  • Jason's take on Flash Boys and how RBC was portrayed (RBC is his former firm)
  • What is Wolverine and what do they do?
  • Market transparency in the equity and options markets
  • Consolidation and simplification of the options market structure
  • The cycle of market and liquidity fragmentation
  • After-hours options trading
  • What?s coming from WEX in the near future?

Options Insider Interviews: Talking PACs, CTAs, and More with RCM Alternatives

Options Insider Interviews: Talking PACs, CTAs, and More with RCM Alternatives In this episode, Mark is joined by Bobby Schwartz, CEO of RCM Alternatives They discuss: What are all the areas of RCM Alternatives? The acquisition of Attain...
Posted April 23rd, 2015

Options Insider Interviews: Talking PACs, CTAs, and More with RCM Alternatives

In this episode, Mark is joined by Bobby Schwartz, CEO of RCM Alternatives

They discuss:

  • What are all the areas of RCM Alternatives?
  • The acquisition of Attain Captial
  • Outreach to CTAs and hedge funds
  • CME PAC
  • What else is coming from RCM Alternatives?
  • And more?

Options Insider Interviews: Talking Realized Volatility with VolX

Options Insider Interviews: Talking Realized Volatility with VolX In this episode, Mark is joined by Bob Krause, CEO of VolX, the Volatility Exchange. They discuss: Updates on what is happening at VolX Looking at realized, not implied,...
Posted April 23rd, 2015

Options Insider Interviews: Talking Realized Volatility with VolX

In this episode, Mark is joined by Bob Krause, CEO of VolX, the Volatility Exchange.

They discuss:

  • Updates on what is happening at VolX
  • Looking at realized, not implied, volatility products
  • The deal with BOX
  • Enduring the regulatory process
  • Trading realized volatility, with specifics
  • Specifications and margins will mirror those of the VIX, with two significant differences: settlement and expiration date
  • The possibility of listing on more products
  • And more

Options Insider Interviews: Talking Russell Options with Pat Fay

In this episode of Options Insider Interviews, Mark is joined by Pat Fay, Director of Global Derivatives at Russell. They discuss: New volume records in Russell options The spread between Russell options and other benchmarks Who is using RVX...
Posted April 22nd, 2015

In this episode of Options Insider Interviews, Mark is joined by Pat Fay, Director of Global Derivatives at Russell.

They discuss:

  • New volume records in Russell options
  • The spread between Russell options and other benchmarks
  • Who is using RVX options?
  • The merger with the LSE
  • The case for an exclusive listing
  • And more

Options Insider Interviews: Talking Litigation with Gary Katz

In this episode of Options Insider Interviews, Mark is joined by Gary Katz, CEO of the International Securities Exchange. They discuss: The third addition to the ISE family, ISE Mercury The use case for a third exchange Simplifying the exchange...
Posted April 22nd, 2015

In this episode of Options Insider Interviews, Mark is joined by Gary Katz, CEO of the International Securities Exchange.

They discuss:

  • The third addition to the ISE family, ISE Mercury
  • The use case for a third exchange
  • Simplifying the exchange space, point and counterpoint
  • Litigation with CBOE
  • Technological advancements to mitigate risk and facilitate execution
  • The role of the OCC in regulation and risk control
  • The new ISE CyberSecurity Index
  • And more

Options Insider Radio: Exploring the Mysteries of Margin with DTCC

Options Insider Radio: Exploring the Mysteries of Margin with DTCC In this episode, Mark is joined by Ted Leveroni, Executive Director of Strategy at DTCC They discuss: Ted?s background in the financial industry What is DTCC? How does...
Posted April 15th, 2015

Options Insider Radio: Exploring the Mysteries of Margin with DTCC

In this episode, Mark is joined by Ted Leveroni, Executive Director of Strategy at DTCC

They discuss:

  • Ted?s background in the financial industry
  • What is DTCC?
  • How does DTCC differ from OCC?
  • The joint venture with Euroclear
  • The complexities of movement of margin and collateral
  • Improvements to the settlement process
  • Margin questions
  • And more

Options Insider Interviews: The Future of the Trading Floor with Ben Londergan

Mark Sebastian recently attended the CBOE Risk Management Conference and brought along an audio recorder. In this edition, he caught up with Ben Londergan, Executive Managing Director and Head of Options Trading and Technology at Convergex. They...
Posted March 26th, 2015

Mark Sebastian recently attended the CBOE Risk Management Conference and brought along an audio recorder. In this edition, he caught up with Ben Londergan, Executive Managing Director and Head of Options Trading and Technology at Convergex.

They discuss:

  • The landscape of the exchange space
  • Fragmentation of liquidity, and the resulting quotes
  • Navigating the best execution landscape for their customers
  • How does the market fragmentation impact liquidity providers
  • The death of trading floors
  • Balancing great customer service and a good price

Options Insider Interviews: Catching Up with Andy Nybo

Options Insider Interviews: Catching Up with Andy Nybo Mark Sebastian recently attended the CBOE Risk Management Conference and brought along an audio recorder. Here?s his interview with Andy Nybo Head of Derivatives at the TABB Group. They...
Posted March 25th, 2015

Options Insider Interviews: Catching Up with Andy Nybo

Mark Sebastian recently attended the CBOE Risk Management Conference and brought along an audio recorder. Here?s his interview with Andy Nybo Head of Derivatives at the TABB Group.

They discuss:

  • Where is liquidity going?
  • Where are the weaknesses in liquidity?
  • Multiple exchanges and two models
  • Does fragmentation help retail traders?
  • Are asset managers less commission sensitive than before?
  • What else do they see coming?
  • Is there an appetite for a weekly VIX contract?
  • And more?

Options Insider Radio Special Events: An Interview with Jason Ferrell

In this episode of Options Insider Radio Special Events, we sent Mark Sebastian on assignment to the CBOE?s 31st annual Risk Management Conference. He took an audio recorder with him and interviews ensued. This one is with Jason Ferrell,...
Posted March 16th, 2015

In this episode of Options Insider Radio Special Events, we sent Mark Sebastian on assignment to the CBOE?s 31st annual Risk Management Conference. He took an audio recorder with him and interviews ensued. This one is with Jason Ferrell, Managing Director at Gateway Partners.

They discussed:

  • What is Gateway Partners?
  • What causes a red flag between the trading desk and the risk desk?
  • How have regulatory changes impacted their work?
  • What products produce the most need for their help?
  • What he thinks will drive business going forward

Options Insider Radio Special Events: Interview with Berlinda Liu

Mark Sebastian was at the CBOE?s Risk Management Conference and he brought an audio recorder. Today?s feature is a discussion with Berlinda Liu, Director of Research & Development at S&P Dow Jones Indexes. They...
Posted March 16th, 2015

Mark Sebastian was at the CBOE?s Risk Management Conference and he brought an audio recorder. Today?s feature is a discussion with Berlinda Liu, Director of Research & Development at S&P Dow Jones Indexes.

They discuss:

  • Parallel versus twisting moves in volatility futures
  • Possible reasons for a move towards parallel shifts
  • The S&P 500

Options Insider Radio: Catching up with NYSE's Steve Crutchfield

In this episode, Mark is joined by Steve Crutchfield, Head of U.S. Options at NYSE. They discuss: The integration with ICE from an options perspective ICE Chat: message-based order tickets and execution Fragmentation of liquidity in the options...
Posted August 25th, 2014

In this episode, Mark is joined by Steve Crutchfield, Head of U.S. Options at NYSE.

They discuss:

  • The integration with ICE from an options perspective
  • ICE Chat: message-based order tickets and execution
  • Fragmentation of liquidity in the options space
  • Penny pilot program: is it time to retire it?
  • Technological failures: are they related to fragmentation?
  • When do the benefits outweigh the risks for adding new trading venues
  • The little-discussed aspects of Flash Boys
  • The reasons mini options are failing

Options Insider Radio: A Year in the Life at BATS

Options Insider Radio: A Year in the Life at BATS In this episode, Mark is joined by Jeromee Johnson, Vice President of Market Development and Head of Options at the BATS Exchange. They discuss: A year in the life of the BATS Exchange BATS +...
Posted August 7th, 2014

Options Insider Radio: A Year in the Life at BATS

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jeromee Johnson, Vice President of Market Development and Head of Options at the BATS Exchange.

They discuss:

  • A year in the life of the BATS Exchange
  • BATS + Direct Edge
  • Where are growth opportunities?
  • Will there be a second BATS options exchange?
  • Complexity and fragmentation, and the consequences thereof
  • What happens if exchanges offered different levels of pricing?
  • Flash Boys and the myriad mentions of the BATS Exchange
  • And much, much more

Options Insider Radio: Talking When to Trade, and When Not to, with Hedgeable

Options Insider Radio: Talking When to Trade, and When Not to, with Hedgeable In this episode, Mark is joined by Mike Kane, co-founder of Hedgeable. They discuss: What is Hedgeable? What sets them apart? The perception of options Their...
Posted July 11th, 2014

Options Insider Radio: Talking When to Trade, and When Not to, with Hedgeable

In this episode, Mark is joined by Mike Kane, co-founder of Hedgeable.

They discuss:

  • What is Hedgeable?
  • What sets them apart?
  • The perception of options
  • Their reactive approach to the market
  • Capturing the upside, avoiding the downside
  • How they use no market timing or predictions
  • Their programs for customers
  • Who are their clients, and where are they coming from?
  • And more?

Options Insider Radio: Exploring Options Fragmentation with Fidessa

In this episode, Mark is joined by Joy Rosenstein, Derivatives Business Development Manager at Fidessa. They discuss: The latest developments at Fidessa Automation of trading systems The Fragulator Migratory order flow and fee schedules Retail...
Posted July 8th, 2014

In this episode, Mark is joined by Joy Rosenstein, Derivatives Business Development Manager at Fidessa.

They discuss:

  • The latest developments at Fidessa
  • Automation of trading systems
  • The Fragulator
  • Migratory order flow and fee schedules
  • Retail trading platforms
  • SEFs and the swaps space
  • Joy's take on Flash Boys
  • And more

Options Insider Radio: Talking Risk, Latency and the Race to Zero with Actant

In this episode, Mark is joined by Dan Sacks from Actant. They discuss: What is Actant? Who uses it? The value-added services Actant provides What is top of mind for new Actant clients? Regulatory initiatives, risk management, and the race to...
Posted July 2nd, 2014

In this episode, Mark is joined by Dan Sacks from Actant.

They discuss:

  • What is Actant?
  • Who uses it?
  • The value-added services Actant provides
  • What is top of mind for new Actant clients?
  • Regulatory initiatives, risk management, and the race to zero
  • Cost effective order flow routing
  • The partnership with LiquidPoint
  • And more

Options Insider Radio: Talking Vega Blocks, Complex Spreads and Delta Hedges with Flextrade

Options Insider Radio: Talking Vega Blocks, Complex Spreads and Delta Hedges with Flextrade In this episode, Mark is joined by Rob Brougan, Vice President of option sales at FlexTrade. They discuss: What FlexTrade does, and who their clients...
Posted June 23rd, 2014

Options Insider Radio: Talking Vega Blocks, Complex Spreads and Delta Hedges with Flextrade

In this episode, Mark is joined by Rob Brougan, Vice President of option sales at FlexTrade.

They discuss:

  • What FlexTrade does, and who their clients are
  • Their volatility-oriented products
  • How customers are using their vol products
  • Rob?s reaction to Flash Boys
  • Mini options and the lack of adoption
  • What?s on Rob?s radar?
  • And more

Options Insider Radio: Talking Spreads, Cancel Fees, and the Death of Minis with ISE

Options Insider Radio: Talking Spreads, Cancel Fees, and the Death of Minis with ISE In this episode, Mark is joined by Gary Katz, CEO of ISE. They discuss: The addition of Gemini to the ISE family The unintended consequences of market...
Posted June 11th, 2014

Options Insider Radio: Talking Spreads, Cancel Fees, and the Death of Minis with ISE

In this episode, Mark is joined by Gary Katz, CEO of ISE.

They discuss:

  • The addition of Gemini to the ISE family
  • The unintended consequences of market expansion
  • What happens when technology fails?
  • Technology?s impact on spread orders
  • Flash Boys
  • The history of payment for order flow
  • Mini options
  • And more?

Options Insider Radio: The Secretive World of Options Symbology

Options Insider Radio: The Secretive World of Options Symbology In this episode, Mark is joined by Lee Clifford, Owner & President of Symbol Master, and Mark Woolfenden, Managing Director of FOW Trade Data. They discuss: What is Symbol Master...
Posted June 3rd, 2014

Options Insider Radio: The Secretive World of Options Symbology

In this episode, Mark is joined by Lee Clifford, Owner & President of Symbol Master, and Mark Woolfenden, Managing Director of FOW Trade Data.

They discuss:

  • What is Symbol Master and FOW Trade Data?
  • How they create a clean data feed
  • Who are their clients?
  • Determining the impact of corporate actions on symbology
  • Multiple exchanges, OPRA feed, and futures symbols
  • Technology failures
  • And more?

Options Insider Radio: Talking Tools, Tech and Idea Generation with Tradelegs

Options Insider Radio: Talking Tools, Tech and Idea Generation with Tradelegs In this episode, Mark is joined by Gideon Agar, the CEO of Tradelegs. They discuss: Tradelegs background Who uses Tradelegs Idea generation Trading tools Their work...
Posted June 2nd, 2014

Options Insider Radio: Talking Tools, Tech and Idea Generation with Tradelegs

In this episode, Mark is joined by Gideon Agar, the CEO of Tradelegs.

They discuss:

  • Tradelegs background
  • Who uses Tradelegs
  • Idea generation
  • Trading tools
  • Their work with CBOE
  • The demystification of options
  • And more?

Options Insider Radio: Tables Are Turned on Brian Overby

Options Insider Radio: Tables Are Turned on Brian Overby In this episode, the host becomes the guest as Mark is joined by Brian Overby, host of Options Playbook Radio, who also happens to be Trade King?s Senior Options Analyst. They...
Posted May 28th, 2014

Options Insider Radio: Tables Are Turned on Brian Overby

In this episode, the host becomes the guest as Mark is joined by Brian Overby, host of Options Playbook Radio, who also happens to be Trade King?s Senior Options Analyst.

They discuss:

  • The Zecco merger
  • Fostering the Trade King community
  • Brian?s take on Flash Boys
  • Failure of mini options to take off
  • Fragmentation of liquidity
  • And more...

Options Insider Radio: Talking Jumbos, Minis and HFT with BOX

Options Insider Radio: Talking Jumbos, Minis and HFT with BOX In this episode, Mark is joined by by Ed Boyle, Executive Vice President of Strategy at the BOX Exchange. They discuss: Technology updates at BOX Consequences of the fragmentation of...
Posted May 20th, 2014

Options Insider Radio: Talking Jumbos, Minis and HFT with BOX

In this episode, Mark is joined by by Ed Boyle, Executive Vice President of Strategy at the BOX Exchange.

They discuss:

  • Technology updates at BOX
  • Consequences of the fragmentation of the market
  • Jumbo SPY
  • Minis reducing efficiency
  • And more?

Options Insider Radio: More Flash Boys, Market Fairness, and the Nth Exchange with Tony Saliba

Options Insider Radio: More Flash Boys, Market Fairness, and the Nth Exchange with Tony Saliba In this episode, Mark is joined by Tony Saliba, Executive Managing Director of ConvergEx Group and CEO of Liquidpoint. They discuss: † More Flash...
Posted May 16th, 2014

Options Insider Radio: More Flash Boys, Market Fairness, and the Nth Exchange with Tony Saliba

In this episode, Mark is joined by Tony Saliba, Executive Managing Director of ConvergEx Group and CEO of Liquidpoint.

They discuss:

  • More Flash Boys
  • Financial interests in options markets
  • The Nth Exchange
  • and more...

Options Insider Radio: Talking Pennies, Payment and Flash Boys with Tony Saliba

Options Insider Radio: Talking Pennies, Payment and Flash Boys with Tony Saliba In this episode, Mark is joined by Tony Saliba, Executive Managing Director of ConvergEx Group and CEO of Liquidpoint. They discuss: Their algorithm which optimizes...
Posted May 15th, 2014

Options Insider Radio: Talking Pennies, Payment and Flash Boys with Tony Saliba

In this episode, Mark is joined by Tony Saliba, Executive Managing Director of ConvergEx Group and CEO of Liquidpoint.

They discuss:

  • Their algorithm which optimizes where complex orders are sent
  • Exchanges, spread books, and fragmentations
  • Should exchanges be required to provide kill switches?
  • Getting rid of penny-wide spreads
  • Tony?s opinion on Flash Boys

OIC 2014: A Deep Dive into the State of the Industry with Andy Nybo

OIC 2014: A Deep Dive into the State of the Industry with Andy Nybo Mark is joined by Andy Nybo, Head of Derivatives Research at TABB Group. They discuss: The use of U.S. listed options by European investors Growing demand for ETF options The...
Posted May 13th, 2014

OIC 2014: A Deep Dive into the State of the Industry with Andy Nybo

Mark is joined by Andy Nybo, Head of Derivatives Research at TABB Group.

They discuss:

  • The use of U.S. listed options by European investors
  • Growing demand for ETF options
  • The insatiable appetite for VIX
  • The state of the industry, including rising volumes, muted uptick in vol, and mini options
  • Pending AAPL split
  • Market structure
  • And more?

Options Insider Radio: Talking Cool Tech, Failed Products and Flash Boys with TD Ameritrade

Options Insider Radio:†Talking Cool Tech, Failed Products and Flash Boys with TD Ameritrade† In this episode, Mark is joined by Paul Jiganti, Managing Director of Market Structure and Client Advocacy at TD Ameritrade. They discuss: TD...
Posted May 12th, 2014

Options Insider Radio:†Talking Cool Tech, Failed Products and Flash Boys with TD Ameritrade

In this episode, Mark is joined by Paul Jiganti, Managing Director of Market Structure and Client Advocacy at TD Ameritrade.

They discuss:

  • TD tools for buy-writes
  • TD and TOS becoming the platform of choice for investors
  • Tools for advisors
  • The double-edged sword of fragmentation
  • Retail customers aren?t concerned about market structure
  • The criticisms from Flash Boys
  • The idea of a retail-only exchange
  • Failed retail-oriented products
  • And more?


OIC 2014: Talking Volatility, Minis, and More with Russell Investments

OIC 2014: Talking Volatility, Minis, and More with Russell Investments In this episode of Options Insider Radio, Mark is joined by Pat Fay, the Head of Derivatives for the Index Group at Russell Investments. They discuss: An overview of the...
Posted May 6th, 2014

OIC 2014: Talking Volatility, Minis, and More with Russell Investments

In this episode of Options Insider Radio, Mark is joined by Pat Fay, the Head of Derivatives for the Index Group at Russell Investments.

They discuss:

  • An overview of the Russell initiatives in the options space
  • Russell options for retail investors
  • An overview of RVX
  • Who is the target audience for RVX?
  • The prevalence of call trading in RVX
  • What?s coming up from Russell?
  • Mini options
  • And more

Options Insider Radio: SunGard-Valdi Options

Options Insider Radio: SunGard-Valdi Options In this episode, Mark is joined by Russ Chrusciel, Division Head of SunGard-Valdi Options † They discuss: Updates to their product offerings Cloud. Cloud. Cloud. Cost consciousness within the...
Posted February 24th, 2014

Options Insider Radio: SunGard-Valdi Options

In this episode, Mark is joined by Russ Chrusciel, Division Head of SunGard-Valdi Options

They discuss:

  • Updates to their product offerings
  • Cloud. Cloud. Cloud.
  • Cost consciousness within the industry, especially with regard to data processing
  • Growth opportunities
  • Advisors and asset managers beginning to embrace options
  • And more

Options Insider Radio: Sapient Global Markets

Options Insider Radio: Sapient Global Markets In this episode, Mark is joined by Jim Myers, Senior Manager at Sapient Global Markets They discuss: What is Sapeint, and what does it have to offer to investors? Regulatory and compliance...
Posted February 24th, 2014

Options Insider Radio: Sapient Global Markets

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jim Myers, Senior Manager at Sapient Global Markets

They discuss:

  • What is Sapeint, and what does it have to offer to investors?
  • Regulatory and compliance services
  • Data use for market impact analyses
  • Efficient ways to manage, hold, and report data
  • And more?


Options Insider Radio: Options House CEO George Ruhanna

Options Insider Radio: Options House CEO George Ruhanna In this episode, Mark is joined by George Ruhanna, CEO of Options House They discuss: Upgrade progression to the Options House platform The focus on security Margin, including portfolio...
Posted February 7th, 2014

Options Insider Radio: Options House CEO George Ruhanna

In this episode, Mark is joined by George Ruhanna, CEO of Options House

They discuss:

  • Upgrade progression to the Options House platform
  • The focus on security
  • Margin, including portfolio margin
  • Premium harvesting vs. premium buying
  • Market structure and some of the challenges it creates
  • Working with advisors
  • And more...

Options Insider Radio: Money Block

Options Insider Radio: Money Block In this episode Mark is joined by Gary Martino, Vice President of Business Development at Money Block. They discuss: What is Money Block?† Its history, customer base, and more. Why is Money Block actively...
Posted January 15th, 2014

Options Insider Radio: Money Block

In this episode Mark is joined by Gary Martino, Vice President of Business Development at Money Block.

They discuss:

  • What is Money Block?† Its history, customer base, and more.
  • Why is Money Block actively pursuing their audience?
  • What are the stumbling blocks keeping advisors from embracing options?
  • The tools and functionality that Money Block offers advisors
  • And more?


Options Insider Radio: The Intellectual Property Exchange, IPXI

Options Insider Radio: The Intellectual Property Exchange, IPXI In this episode, Mark is joined by Gerard Pannekoek, CEO and President of the Intellectual Property Exchange, IPXI. They discuss: What is IPXI? Intellectual property as an asset...
Posted January 6th, 2014

Options Insider Radio: The Intellectual Property Exchange, IPXI

In this episode, Mark is joined by Gerard Pannekoek, CEO and President of the Intellectual Property Exchange, IPXI.

They discuss:

  • What is IPXI?
  • Intellectual property as an asset class
  • The monetization of intellectual property, and IPXI?s model to do that
  • The commoditization of a patent portfolio using Unit Licensing Rights (ULRs)
  • The process IPXI goes through to create ULRs
  • And more...


Options Insider Radio: Ed Boyle from BOX Exchange

Options Insider Radio: Ed Boyle from BOX Exchange In this episode, Mark is joined by Ed Boyle, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at BOX Exchange. They discuss: Jumbo SPY and industry reaction to it Jumbo SPY settlement and...
Posted January 2nd, 2014

Options Insider Radio: Ed Boyle from BOX Exchange

In this episode, Mark is joined by Ed Boyle, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at BOX Exchange.

They discuss:

  • Jumbo SPY and industry reaction to it
  • Jumbo SPY settlement and issues around it
  • The future of PIP, and auctions in general
  • Complex orders and adding functionality to the PIP, or COPIP
  • What will it take to execute complex orders across exchanges?
  • And more?


Options Insider Radio: RCM Wealth Management

Options Insider Radio: RCM Wealth Management In this episode, Mark is joined by Mike Cavanaugh and Bobby Schwartz, Principals at RCM Wealth Management. They discuss: How RCM can help both retail and institutional clients Navigating the futures...
Posted December 16th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: RCM Wealth Management

In this episode, Mark is joined by Mike Cavanaugh and Bobby Schwartz, Principals at RCM Wealth Management.

They discuss:

  • How RCM can help both retail and institutional clients
  • Navigating the futures markets in recent years
  • Customer protection measures and restrictive capital requirements
  • Generational aspects of leadership in the futures market
  • And more


Options Insider Radio: CBOE Futures Exchange

Options Insider Radio: CBOE Futures Exchange In this episode, Mark is joined by Jay Caauwe, Managing Director of CBOE Futures Exchange. They discuss: Volatility as an asset class Diverse audiences embracing VIX futures Continued VIX futures record...
Posted December 13th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: CBOE Futures Exchange

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jay Caauwe, Managing Director of CBOE Futures Exchange.

They discuss:

  • Volatility as an asset class
  • Diverse audiences embracing VIX futures
  • Continued VIX futures record volume
  • Expanding trading hours, including the 2:00 a.m. start, mirroring the London opening
  • Trading VIX and SPX together
  • Moving beyond the ?fear gauge?
  • And more


Options Insider Radio: Barchart.com

Options Insider Radio: Barchart.com In this episode, Mark is joined by Eero Pickat, President and co-owner of Barchart.com They discuss: ∑†††††††† The history of...
Posted December 11th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Barchart.com

In this episode, Mark is joined by Eero Pickat, President and co-owner of Barchart.com

They discuss:

†††††††† The history of Barchart.com

†††††††† Barchart.com?s point of entry for options traders

†††††††† Barchart.com?s niche sites

†††††††† Trends in what retail customers need

†††††††† Institutional presence

†††††††† And more


Options Insider Radio: KCG Capital

Options Insider Radio: KCG Capital In this episode, Mark is joined by Carl Gilmore, CEO of KCG Capital. They discuss: The genesis of KCG Capital The businesses within KCG Capital Futures industry drama from the last few years Is the FCM model...
Posted December 9th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: KCG Capital

In this episode, Mark is joined by Carl Gilmore, CEO of KCG Capital.

They discuss:

  • The genesis of KCG Capital
  • The businesses within KCG Capital
  • Futures industry drama from the last few years
  • Is the FCM model broken?
  • Is the self-regulation model broken?
  • KCG?s focus on customer service
  • And more....

Options Insider Radio: NYSE Options

Options Insider Radio: NYSE Options In this episode, Mark is joined by Steve Crutchfield, Executive Vice President and head of U.S. Options at NYSE. They discuss: ∑†††††††† Merger mania, and how will NYSE...
Posted December 5th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: NYSE Options

In this episode, Mark is joined by Steve Crutchfield, Executive Vice President and head of U.S. Options at NYSE.

They discuss:

†††††††† Merger mania, and how will NYSE Options be impacted

†††††††† Dividend trades and proposed OCC regulations

†††††††† SEC allegations against OCC

†††††††† Market fragmentation

†††††††† Penny pilot

†††††††† And more


Options Insider Radio: Object Trading

Options Insider Radio: Object Trading In this episode, Mark is joined by Steve Woodyatt, CEO, and Dan Hubscher, Director of Marketing at Object Trading. They discuss: ∑†††††††† How Object Trading came to...
Posted December 2nd, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Object Trading

In this episode, Mark is joined by Steve Woodyatt, CEO, and Dan Hubscher, Director of Marketing at Object Trading.

They discuss:

†††††††† How Object Trading came to be

†††††††† Direct market access through Front Runner

†††††††† Their research report on how markets actually innovate

†††††††† Integrating best-of-breed tools into trading platforms

†††††††† And more


Options Insider Radio: Tera Exchange

Options Insider Radio: Tera Exchange In this episode, Mark is joined by Lennie Nuara, President and co-founder of the Tera Exchange. They discuss: The genesis of the Tera Exchange The SEF market, counterparty risk, and how mandatory clearing has...
Posted November 19th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Tera Exchange

In this episode, Mark is joined by Lennie Nuara, President and co-founder of the Tera Exchange.

They discuss:

  • The genesis of the Tera Exchange
  • The SEF market, counterparty risk, and how mandatory clearing has changed the marketplace
  • What has changed in the marketplace to allow the SEF market to succeed?
  • What sets the Tera Exchange apart?
  • And more?

Options Insider Radio: Activ Financial

Options Insider Radio: Activ Financial In this episode, Mark is joined by Mike Dunne, CTO of Activ Financial. They discuss: How to take the glut of options data and make it manageable for the end-user How to process the tsunami of data in an...
Posted November 13th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Activ Financial

In this episode, Mark is joined by Mike Dunne, CTO of Activ Financial.

They discuss:

  • How to take the glut of options data and make it manageable for the end-user
  • How to process the tsunami of data in an economically reasonable way
  • The sustainability of the growth of data creation
  • Speed of access to data, and the shift from the latency issue to security\
  • And more


Options Insider Radio: Trading Technologies

Options Insider Radio: Trading Technologies In this episode Mark is joined by Rick Lane and Brian Haag from Trading Technologies. They discuss: The genesis of X_TRADER Visual feedback of algorithm creation Broadening the appeal to a new customer...
Posted November 11th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Trading Technologies

In this episode Mark is joined by Rick Lane and Brian Haag from Trading Technologies.

They discuss:

  • The genesis of X_TRADER
  • Visual feedback of algorithm creation
  • Broadening the appeal to a new customer base
  • Broadening users beyond traditional options traders
  • Challenges that Trading Technologies can help traders mitigate
  • What are Trading Technologies? newest cloud-related initiatives
  • And more


Options Insider Radio: Getting Someone to Do Your Trading Homework

Options Insider Radio:† Getting Someone to Do Your Trading Homework In this episode, Mark is joined by Vlad Karpel, founder of Tradespoon.com They discuss: An overview of Tradespoon, and the trade recommendation space in general The origin of...
Posted October 10th, 2013

Options Insider Radio:† Getting Someone to Do Your Trading Homework

In this episode, Mark is joined by Vlad Karpel, founder of Tradespoon.com

They discuss:

  • An overview of Tradespoon, and the trade recommendation space in general
  • The origin of the name Tradespoon
  • Segmentation of trade recommendations
  • Auto-trading
  • And much more


Options Insider Radio: Are You a Gemini?

Options Insider Radio: Are You a Gemini? Mark is joined by Boris Ilyevsky, the Managing Director of ISE?s Options Exchanges. They discuss: The announcement of the Gemini Exchange Why another exchange? Will it help grow the size of the pie? If...
Posted October 1st, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Are You a Gemini?

Mark is joined by Boris Ilyevsky, the Managing Director of ISE?s Options Exchanges.

They discuss:

  • The announcement of the Gemini Exchange
  • Why another exchange? Will it help grow the size of the pie?
  • If you build it, will they come?
  • Getting excited about implied order functionality
  • Can we see an NBBO for spreads?
  • And more

Options Insider Radio: Data on the Go

Options Insider Radio: Data on the Go In this episode, Mark is joined by Jack Walker, the head of business development at iVolatility. They discuss: iVolatility Lite, the mobile options data application Getting the greeks on it, and the evolution of...
Posted July 31st, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Data on the Go

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jack Walker, the head of business development at iVolatility.

They discuss:

  • iVolatility Lite, the mobile options data application
  • Getting the greeks on it, and the evolution of data availability
  • You need not be an existing client to use iVolatility Lite, just register online
  • Access to the main site on various platforms
  • The myriad types of information you can get from iVolatility


Options Insider Radio: View from Washington

Options Insider Radio: View from WashingtonIn this episode, Mark is joined by Joe Corcoran, Head of Government Relations at the Options Clearning Corporation.They discuss: The impact of proposed mark-to-market legislation on the listed options...
Posted July 19th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: View from Washington

In this episode, Mark is joined by Joe Corcoran, Head of Government Relations at the Options Clearning Corporation.

They discuss:

  • The impact of proposed mark-to-market legislation on the listed options industry
  • Washington's tendency to treat listed derivatives and OTC products in the same manner
  • Ways you can have your voices heard on this issue
  • And more...


Options Insider Radio: Best Practices for Advisors

Options Insider Radio: Best Practices for AdvisorsIn this episode, Mark is joined by Eric Cott, Director of Advisor Initiatives at OIC.They discuss: New developments from OIC in the advsior space Key take aways from the OIC best practice study on...
Posted July 15th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Best Practices for Advisors

In this episode, Mark is joined by Eric Cott, Director of Advisor Initiatives at OIC.

They discuss:

  • New developments from OIC in the advsior space
  • Key take aways from the OIC best practice study on advisors' use of options
  • The ways to approach clients about the use of options
  • ETFs versus mutual funds
  • And more...


Options Insider Radio: Interview with OX CEO Joe Vietri

Options Insider Radio: Interview with OX CEO Joe Vietri In this episode Mark is joined by Joe Vietri, the CEO of OptionsXpress. They discuss: The progress of the Schwab-OptionsXpress integration The migration of the OX capabilities to Schwab...
Posted July 8th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Interview with OX CEO Joe Vietri

In this episode Mark is joined by Joe Vietri, the CEO of OptionsXpress.

They discuss:

  • The progress of the Schwab-OptionsXpress integration
  • The migration of the OX capabilities to Schwab clients
  • Options for use by Schwab RIAs
  • Mini options: the hype, the commissions, the future
  • The changing landscape in the brokerage arena
  • And more?


Options Insider Radio: Fidessa & the Fragulator

Options Insider Radio: Fidessa & the FragulatorIn this episode, Mark is joined by Joy Rosenstein, Business Development Manager at Fidessa. They discuss: The Fragulator Fidessa's move into the U.S. equity options space Order routing Managing the...
Posted June 7th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Fidessa & the Fragulator

In this episode, Mark is joined by Joy Rosenstein, Business Development Manager at Fidessa.

They discuss:

  • The Fragulator
  • Fidessa's move into the U.S. equity options space
  • Order routing
  • Managing the ever-changing fee structures
  • Exchanges as vendors: partners or competitors?
  • Fidessa's value-add
  • And more


Options Insider Radio: Talking about Analytics with S3

Options Insider Radio: Talking about Analytics with S3In this episode, Mark is joined by Terry Flynn and Mark Davies of S3. They discuss: Their early entry in the transaction analytics space, and the explosion of recent interest in transaction...
Posted June 6th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Talking about Analytics with S3

In this episode, Mark is joined by Terry Flynn and Mark Davies of S3.

They discuss:

  • Their early entry in the transaction analytics space, and the explosion of recent interest in transaction analytics
  • Managing costs with more effective order routing
  • Smart routing, and the decisions that go into creating the calcuations
  • Keeping up with fee schedules
  • Executing and routing with complex orders
  • And more


Options Insider Radio: Russell Investments

Options Insider Radio: Russell InvestmentsIn this episode, Mark is joined by Pat Fay, Director of Listed Derivatives at Russell Investments.They discuss: The semi-exclusive listing of Russell Indexes on CBOE and NYSE platforms Upcoming derivatives...
Posted June 6th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Russell Investments

In this episode, Mark is joined by Pat Fay, Director of Listed Derivatives at Russell Investments.

They discuss:

  • The semi-exclusive listing of Russell Indexes on CBOE and NYSE platforms
  • Upcoming derivatives products at Russell
  • Opportunities to create new index or volatility products
  • Courting the retail investor
  • And more


Options Insider Radio: Flexing Trading Muscles with Flextrade

Options Insider Radio: Flexing Trading Muscles with Flextrade † Recorded at OIC 2013, Mark is joined by Rob Brogan, Vice President of Equity Derivative Sales at Flextrade. They discuss: The genesis of Flextrade and what it offers...
Posted May 24th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: Flexing Trading Muscles with Flextrade

Recorded at OIC 2013, Mark is joined by Rob Brogan, Vice President of Equity Derivative Sales at Flextrade.

They discuss:

  • The genesis of Flextrade and what it offers customers
  • Flextrade?s ability to help customers create their own algorithms
  • What differentiates their execution platform
  • Is there a demand for algos within the options space?
  • Trends from vendors in terms of what is being offered, and to whom
  • And more


Options Insider Radio: LiveVol Live at OIC

Options Insider Radio: LiveVol Live at OIC Mark is joined by Catherine Clay, Chief Strategy Officer of LiveVol They discuss: LiveVol X, including alpha testing, features, and audience The many aspects of LiveVol, including a new RIA platform The...
Posted May 23rd, 2013

Options Insider Radio: LiveVol Live at OIC

Mark is joined by Catherine Clay, Chief Strategy Officer of LiveVol

They discuss:

  • LiveVol X, including alpha testing, features, and audience
  • The many aspects of LiveVol, including a new RIA platform
  • The evolution of the company as well as the industry
  • How to reach investment advisors
  • LiveVol Pro platform upgrades
  • And more


Options Insider Radio: BOX Enters Jumbo SPY Fray

Options Insider Radio: BOX Enters Jumbo SPY FrayIn this episode, Mark is joined by Ed Boyle, Senior Vice President of Strategy at BOX.They discuss: Jumbo SPY contract Mini options The risks of exclusively listed products Weekly options And more...
Posted May 13th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: BOX Enters Jumbo SPY Fray

In this episode, Mark is joined by Ed Boyle, Senior Vice President of Strategy at BOX.

They discuss:

  • Jumbo SPY contract
  • Mini options
  • The risks of exclusively listed products
  • Weekly options
  • And more...


Options Insider Radio: BATS, Moving Forward

Options Insider Radio: BATS, Moving Forward In this episode, Mark and co-host Dan Passarelli talk to Jeromee Johnson, Head of BATS Options. They discuss: ††† Past news headlines about BATS, good and bad. ††† The tech...
Posted May 8th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: BATS, Moving Forward

In this episode, Mark and co-host Dan Passarelli talk to Jeromee Johnson, Head of BATS Options.

They discuss:

  • ††† Past news headlines about BATS, good and bad.
  • ††† The tech troubles that caused the failure of the IPO.
  • ††† The effects of the CBOE shutdown.†
  • † † The semi-exclusive trading of Russell Index products.
  • † † Exchanges as SROs.
  • † † The introduction of mini options and the feedback from retail clientele.
  • † † BATS's cuts in fees for mini options.
  • † † The ongoing debate about Max/Jumbo SPY contracts.
  • ††† Upcoming products from BATS.
  • ††† And more!

Options Insider Radio: The Acquisition of NYSE

Options Insider Radio: The Acquisition of NYSE In this episode, Mark talks to Steve Crutchfield, Head of Options at NYSE Euronext They discuss: ††† The status of the merger with ICE. ††† The future of options and...
Posted May 7th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: The Acquisition of NYSE

In this episode, Mark talks to Steve Crutchfield, Head of Options at NYSE Euronext

They discuss:

  • ††† The status of the merger with ICE.
  • ††† The future of options and equity business under ICE.
  • ††† The influx of volumes at NYSE Amex.†
  • † † The introduction of mini options.
  • ††† Liquidity providers and their role in mini options.
  • † † The interest NYSE has in the proposed Max/Jumbo SPY contracts.
  • ††† Upcoming products from the NYSE.
  • ††† And more!

Options Insider Radio: ISE's New Exchange

Options Insider Radio: ISE's New Exchange In this episode, Mark talks to Gary Katz, CEO of the International Securities Exchange. They discuss: ††† The details about ISE's new exchange "Gemini". ††† The ongoing debate...
Posted May 6th, 2013

Options Insider Radio: ISE's New Exchange

In this episode, Mark talks to Gary Katz, CEO of the International Securities Exchange.

They discuss:

  • ††† The details about ISE's new exchange "Gemini".
  • ††† The ongoing debate about Max/Jumbo SPY contracts.
  • ††† The difference between ISE and BOX approach to Max.
  • ††† The effects of the CBOE shutdown and the future of exclusivity.
  • ††† The semi-exclusive trading of Russell Index products.
  • ††† The introduction of mini options.
  • ††† Exchanges as SROs.
  • ††† Upcoming products from the ISE.
  • ††† And more!

Options Insider Radio: CBOE Tech Troubles

In this episode, Mark talks to Ed Provost, Executive VP & Chief Business Development Officer at CBOE.They discuss: The technology problem CBOE experienced last week. The potential for people to review CBOE's proprietary products. The...
Posted April 29th, 2013

In this episode, Mark talks to Ed Provost, Executive VP & Chief Business Development Officer at CBOE.

They discuss:

  • The technology problem CBOE experienced last week.
  • The potential for people to review CBOE's proprietary products.
  • The semi-exclusive trading of Russell Index products.
  • Extending the S&P license.
  • The attempts to threaten CBOE's SPX excuisivity.
  • VIX ETPs
  • The introduction of mini options
  • Exchanges as SROs
  • The possibility of tradeable VIX products
  • And more


Options Insider Radio 118: Interview with Don Montanaro, CEO of TradeKing

Options Insider Radio 118: Interview with Don Montanaro, CEO of TradeKing When Mark was at the FIA Conference in Boca, he laid claim to his favorite croquet courtside recording spot where he caught up with Don Montanaro, CEO of TradeKing....
Posted March 27th, 2013

Options Insider Radio 118: Interview with Don Montanaro, CEO of TradeKing

When Mark was at the FIA Conference in Boca, he laid claim to his favorite croquet courtside recording spot where he caught up with Don Montanaro, CEO of TradeKing. ††They discussed:

  • The Zecco acquisition, and why it was such a great fit for TradeKing
  • Technological elements that are being offered, picking from the best of both Zecco and TradeKing
  • The new Forex platform
  • New investors who might be interested in the combined entity
  • Additional acquisition opportunities
  • The clearing issues that the acquisition created, and the hunt for a new clearing partner
  • How TradeKing is dealing with the downturn in options trading that happened in 2012, and what they?re expecting for 2013
  • Readiness for Mini options
  • Binary options
  • The ORF fee
  • The potential of a transaction tax
  • And more?


Options Insider Radio 117: Interview with Optionshop

Options Insider Radio 117: Interview with Optionshop In this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by Michael Quattrocchi and Bob Fitzsimmons from Optionshop. They discuss: What differentiates Optionshop from other brokers The product classes they...
Posted February 20th, 2013

Options Insider Radio 117: Interview with Optionshop

In this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by Michael Quattrocchi and Bob Fitzsimmons from Optionshop.

They discuss:

  • What differentiates Optionshop from other brokers
  • The product classes they offer, the exchanges they deal with, and their ideal clients
  • The commodities explosion that happened last year
  • Optionshop?s educational offerings
  • Spread functionality of their trading platform
  • Costs to trade on their platform
  • And more?


Options Insider Radio 116: Interview with Michael Mollet from CFE

Options Insider Radio 116: Interview with Michael Mollet from CFE In this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by Michael Mollet, Managing Director of Business Development at CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE). They discuss: An overview of CFE, including the...
Posted February 14th, 2013

Options Insider Radio 116: Interview with Michael Mollet from CFE

In this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by Michael Mollet, Managing Director of Business Development at CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE).

They discuss:

  • An overview of CFE, including the types of VIX contracts listed
  • Impressive 2012 volume numbers
  • Products for active volatility traders
  • The education necessary to help investors understand CFE products
  • VIX volume records despite it being range-bound
  • Re-launched and re-designed variance contracts
  • And more?


Options Insider Radio 115: Interview with Ron Piccinini from PrairieSmarts

Options Insider Radio 115: Interview with Ron Piccinini from PrairieSmarts In this episode, Mark and Chris talk with PrairieSmarts? co-founder and Managing Partner, Ron Piccinini. They discuss: An overview of PrairieSmarts, and how it breaks...
Posted February 13th, 2013

Options Insider Radio 115: Interview with Ron Piccinini from PrairieSmarts

In this episode, Mark and Chris talk with PrairieSmarts? co-founder and Managing Partner, Ron Piccinini.

They discuss:

  • An overview of PrairieSmarts, and how it breaks down risk into easy-to-understand metrics
  • How the software works, and what separates it from other platforms
  • Products that work with the PrairieSmarts software
  • The economics of buying portfolio insurance, and how PrairieSmarts can help
  • An overview and the mechanics of the software?s back-testing feature
  • And more?


Options Insider Radio 114: Interview with Paul Finnegan

Options Insider Radio 114: Interview with Paul Finnegan In this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by Paul Finnegan, CEO of LiveVol. The group discusses: Paul?s transition from the exchange space to the vendor space What is LiveVol, and what...
Posted February 6th, 2013

Options Insider Radio 114: Interview with Paul Finnegan

In this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by Paul Finnegan, CEO of LiveVol.

The group discusses:

  • Paul?s transition from the exchange space to the vendor space
  • What is LiveVol, and what does it bring to the marketplace
  • Where does LiveVol touch the industry?
  • The evolution of LiveVol over time
  • The importance of high-quality market data
  • LiveVol X platform features
  • Different contract types
  • And more


Options Insider Radio 113: Lightspeed Financial

Options Insider Radio 113: Lightspeed Financial Mark and Chris are joined by Steve Ehrlich, CEO of Lightspeed Financial. They discuss The differentiators of Lightspeed?s trading platform They key to fast, accurate market data Portfolio...
Posted January 16th, 2013

Options Insider Radio 113: Lightspeed Financial

Mark and Chris are joined by Steve Ehrlich, CEO of Lightspeed Financial.

They discuss

  • The differentiators of Lightspeed?s trading platform
  • They key to fast, accurate market data
  • Portfolio margining
  • The solution to executing spreads
  • The decline in options volume in 2012
  • Education as the secret weapon of brokers
  • Looking out for clients, versus churn and burn
  • And more?


Options Insider Radio 112: Interview with Gary Katz

Options Insider Radio 112: Interview with Gary Katz In this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by Gary Katz, CEO of ISE. They discuss: Mini options ready to launch in March Why can?t we trade it now? Market share, both for November and...
Posted December 12th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 112: Interview with Gary Katz

In this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by Gary Katz, CEO of ISE.

They discuss:

  • Mini options ready to launch in March
  • Why can?t we trade it now?
  • Market share, both for November and year-to-date
  • ISE?s OptimISE platform
  • Multiple exchanges and models?what does it mean for customers?
  • The impact of regulation
  • The prospects of opening a new exchange for ISE?
  • The max SPY contract
  • And much more


Options Insider Radio 111: Interview with Steve Crutchfield

Options Insider Radio 111: Interview with Steve Crutchfield In this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by Steve Crutchfield, Head of U.S. Options at NYSE. They discuss: The shift of focus at NYSE and how that shaped Steve?s new position The...
Posted December 7th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 111: Interview with Steve Crutchfield

In this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by Steve Crutchfield, Head of U.S. Options at NYSE.

They discuss:

  • The shift of focus at NYSE and how that shaped Steve?s new position
  • The impact on the changes at NYSE on their options business, including working with their floor brokers
  • Dividend trades, including the ethics, consequences, and the reasons behind them
  • And much, much more?


Options Insider Radio 110: Interview with George Ruhana, CEO of OptionsHouse

Options Insider Radio 110: Interview with George Ruhana, CEO of OptionsHouseIn this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by George Ruhana, CEO of OptionsHouse.They discuss: OptionsHouse's platform overhaul Various apps available from Options House As a...
Posted November 16th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 110: Interview with George Ruhana, CEO of OptionsHouse

In this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by George Ruhana, CEO of OptionsHouse.

They discuss:

  • OptionsHouse's platform overhaul
  • Various apps available from Options House
  • As a client, Chris makes a request
  • Prodigio app
  • Why choose OptionsHouse
  • Why trading options makes sense
  • The implications of weeklys expirations
  • And a lot more.


Options Insider Radio 109 with Larry Arnowitz

Options Insider Radio 109 with Larry Aronwitz † Mark and Chris are joined by Larry Arnowitz, President of Atrium Trading. They discuss: What is Atrium Trading, including their commissions and client types Getting into the brokerage...
Posted November 6th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 109 with Larry Aronwitz

Mark and Chris are joined by Larry Arnowitz, President of Atrium Trading.

They discuss:

  • What is Atrium Trading, including their commissions and client types
  • Getting into the brokerage business
  • Choosing a broker
  • Social media as a vehicle for education
  • Brokerage horror stories
  • Atrium Trading mobile app
  • Lack of American interest in FX
  • Clearing brouhaha
  • Disaster preparedness in light of hurricane Sandy
  • And so much more?


Options Insider Radio Featuring Tony McCormick

Options Insider Radio Featuring Tony McCormickJoin your hosts, Mark Longo and Chris Nagy, as they discuss the world of options with Tony McCormick, the CEO of BOX Options Exchange.They discussed: Mark's hosting of the Exchange Leader's panel at FIA...
Posted October 3rd, 2012

Options Insider Radio Featuring Tony McCormick

Join your hosts, Mark Longo and Chris Nagy, as they discuss the world of options with Tony McCormick, the CEO of BOX Options Exchange.

They discussed:

  • Mark's hosting of the Exchange Leader's panel at FIA New York
  • How Tony's retail background has served him as leader of BOX
  • BOX's creation of the price improvement model
  • The volume on BOX that is price improved
  • Exchanges creating multiple market models
  • High frequency trading and the use of order types
  • Wrapping one's head around spreads
  • BOX's upcoming complex spread book
  • The opaque nature of options volume
  • Dividend trades
  • SEC's technology roundtable

FIA New York - Exchange Leaders Panel

FIA New York - Exchange Leaders PanelMark moderates the Exchange Leaders Panel at FIA New York.† The panelists were: Steve Crutchfield, AMEX Lisa Fall, BOX Boris Ilyevsky, ISE Jeromee Johnson, BATS Markets Ed Provost, CBOE Walt Smith, NASDAQ PHLX
Posted September 27th, 2012

FIA New York - Exchange Leaders Panel

Mark moderates the Exchange Leaders Panel at FIA New York.†

The panelists were:

  • Steve Crutchfield, AMEX
  • Lisa Fall, BOX
  • Boris Ilyevsky, ISE
  • Jeromee Johnson, BATS Markets
  • Ed Provost, CBOE
  • Walt Smith, NASDAQ PHLX


Options Insider Radio 108: Who is the King of Retail

Options Insider Radio 108: Who is the King of Retail Mark sits with Christopher Nagy, former Managing Director at TD Ameritrade and now the founder of King of Retail (KOR) Trading. Mark and Chris explore the bizarre origins of that name as well as...
Posted August 20th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 108: Who is the King of Retail

Mark sits with Christopher Nagy, former Managing Director at TD Ameritrade and now the founder of King of Retail (KOR) Trading.

Mark and Chris explore the bizarre origins of that name as well as what Chris hopes to accomplish with KOR Trading. In addition, Mark and Chris explore a number of other controversial options topics including: after-hours options trading for retail customers, the impending launch of the new mini AAPL contracts and much more.

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Closing Remarks and the Passing of the Hammer

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Closing Remarks & the Passing of the Hammer The Options Insider's exclusive coverage of the 2012 OIC Conference concludes with the closing remarks and the passing of the hammer.
Posted July 6th, 2012

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Closing Remarks & the Passing of the Hammer

The Options Insider's exclusive coverage of the 2012 OIC Conference concludes with the closing remarks and the passing of the hammer.

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Keynote Speaker Peter Ricchiuti

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Keynote Speaker Peter Ricchiuti The Options Insider's exclusive coverage of the 2012 OIC Conference continues with the final keynote address delivered by Peter Ricchiuti, Economist/Humorist and Professor at...
Posted July 6th, 2012

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Keynote Speaker Peter Ricchiuti

The Options Insider's exclusive coverage of the 2012 OIC Conference continues with the final keynote address delivered by Peter Ricchiuti, Economist/Humorist and Professor at Tulane University.

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: The Future of Social Communication in Financial Services

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: The Future of Social Communication in Financial Services The Options Insider's exclusive coverage of the 2012 OIC Conference continues with: The Future of Social Communication in Financial Services--Moderator:...
Posted July 6th, 2012

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: The Future of Social Communication in Financial Services

The Options Insider's exclusive coverage of the 2012 OIC Conference continues with:
The Future of Social Communication in Financial Services

--Moderator: Jim Binder, Director of Public Relations, The Options Industry Council
--Scott Peterson, Co-Founder, Relay Station Social Media
--Steven Sears, Columnist & Senior Editor, Barron's
--Jill Dodge, Managing Director, Global Marketing, NASDAQ OMX
--Phil Pearlman, Executive Editor, StockTwits

Exclusive OIC 2012 Panel Audio: The Holy Grail Of The Options Market

Posted July 5th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 107: Interview with Ed Provost

Posted June 29th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 106: Interview with Tony McCormick, CEO of the Boston Options Exchange

Options Insider Radio 106: Interview with Tony McCormick, CEO of the Boston Options Exchange Taped live at the 2012 OIC Conference, Mark and Tony cover all the hot-button issues of the day, including: Going through the process of receiving the...
Posted June 25th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 106: Interview with Tony McCormick, CEO of the Boston Options Exchange


Taped live at the 2012 OIC Conference, Mark and Tony cover all the hot-button issues of the day, including:
  • Going through the process of receiving the SRO
  • NASDAQ?s recent competition
  • Litigation around the PIP
  • Specific updates to the order book
  • Retail after-hours trading
  • Thoughts on the mini Apple and max SPY

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Advanced Cyber Threats and Countermeasures

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Advanced Cyber Threats & Countermeasures Anthony Bargar, EVP - Cyber Security Solutions, Foreground Security presents "Advanced Cyber Threats & Countermeasures - Battle Tested Strategies for the...
Posted June 22nd, 2012

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Advanced Cyber Threats & Countermeasures

Anthony Bargar, EVP - Cyber Security Solutions, Foreground Security presents "Advanced Cyber Threats & Countermeasures - Battle Tested Strategies for the Financial Service Sector"

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Featured Presentation by John Hague

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Featured Presentation by John Hague John Hague of McGladrey & Pullen LLP, discusses "Regulatory, Auditing and Accounting Changes That Affect the Financial Services Industry - A Practical Discussion"
Posted June 21st, 2012

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Featured Presentation by John Hague

John Hague of McGladrey & Pullen LLP, discusses "Regulatory, Auditing and Accounting Changes That Affect the Financial Services Industry - A Practical Discussion"

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Keynote Address by Charlie Cook

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Keynote Address by Charlie Cook Charlie Cook of The Cook Political Report, delivers the first keynote address at the 2012 OIC Conference
Posted June 20th, 2012

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Keynote Address by Charlie Cook

Charlie Cook of The Cook Political Report, delivers the first keynote address at the 2012 OIC Conference

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Presentation of the Sullivan Award

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Presentation of the Sullivan AwardPresentation of the 2012 Joseph W. Sullivan Award to CBOE's Edward J. Joyce
Posted June 20th, 2012

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Presentation of the Sullivan Award



Presentation of the 2012 Joseph W. Sullivan Award to CBOE's Edward J. Joyce

Options Insider Radio 105: Interview with Gary Katz, CEO of International Securities Exchange

Options Insider Radio 105: Interview with Gary Katz, CEO of International Securities Exchange Taped live at the 2012 OIC Conference, Mark and Gary cover all the hot-button issues of the day. Topics include: Max SPY contract Bringing the Max SPY to...
Posted June 14th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 105: Interview with Gary Katz, CEO of International Securities Exchange

Taped live at the 2012 OIC Conference, Mark and Gary cover all the hot-button issues of the day.

Topics include:
  • Max SPY contract
  • Bringing the Max SPY to the next level, creating a sort of Super Max SPY
  • New trading floor possibilities
  • Improvements to their spread functionality with the implied order type
  • Technology as its own revenue center
  • Mini options
  • After hours trading
  • An update of the ISE product suite

Options Insider Radio 104: Interview with Russ Chrusciel, Division Head of SunGard-Valdi Options

Options Insider Radio 104: Interview with Russ Chrusciel, Division Head of SunGard-Valdi Options Recorded live at the 2012 OIC Conference, Mark and Russ discuss:? The transition into Valdi suite of products in the past year? A breakdown...
Posted June 8th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 104: Interview with Russ Chrusciel, Division Head of SunGard-Valdi Options

Recorded live at the 2012 OIC Conference, Mark and Russ discuss:
? The transition into Valdi suite of products in the past year
? A breakdown about the Valdi product line
? Valdi?s plans to add more analytics into your data feed
? When the thin client retail version of MicroHedge/Valdi might come out
? What they have to offer the high end retail trader

Options Insider Radio 103: Joe Burgoyne, Managing Director of Retail and Institutional Marketing at OIC

Posted May 31st, 2012

Options Insider Radio 103: Joe Burgoyne, Managing Director of Retail and Institutional Marketing at OIC

Posted May 31st, 2012

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Options Exchange Leaders Panel

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Options Exchange Leaders Panel Always a conference highlight, here is the Options Exchange Leaders Panel Moderated by Joseph Gawronski, President and COO, Rosenblatt Securities Inc.
Posted May 31st, 2012

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Options Exchange Leaders Panel

Always a conference highlight, here is the Options Exchange Leaders Panel Moderated by Joseph Gawronski, President and COO, Rosenblatt Securities Inc.

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: St. Bernard Project

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: St. Bernard Project Zack Rosenburg, Co-Founder, discusses the St. Bernard Project.
Posted May 29th, 2012

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: St. Bernard Project

Zack Rosenburg, Co-Founder, discusses the St. Bernard Project.


Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Welcoming Address

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Welcoming Address Robert Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer, The NASDAQ OMX Group presents the welcome address.
Posted May 29th, 2012
Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Welcoming Address

Robert Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer, The NASDAQ OMX Group presents the welcome address.

Options Insider Special Report: Analyzing Options Coverage in the Financial Media

Posted May 21st, 2012

Options Insider Radio 102: NYSE Arca Options

Options Insider Radio 102: NYSE Arca Options † In this segment, Mark interviews Paul Finnegan and Amy Farnstrom, Co-CEOs of NYSE Arca Options.† Topics covered include: Last year's roller coaster ride. Their thoughts on the merger. Arca has...
Posted May 17th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 102: NYSE Arca Options
In this segment, Mark interviews Paul Finnegan and Amy Farnstrom, Co-CEOs of NYSE Arca Options.†
  • Topics covered include:
  • Last year's roller coaster ride.
  • Their thoughts on the merger.
  • Arca has an interesting relationship with the Amex, what exactly is that relationship like?
  • What interesting thing might we see in the future for Arca?
  • How likely is Arca to pursue retail options trading in the after-hours?

Exclusive 2012 OIC Conference Coverage: Steve Fossett Receives Pioneering Spirit Award

Posted May 16th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 101: NYSE Technologies

Options Insider Radio 101: NYSE Technologies Live from the 2012 OIC Conference, Mark interviews Tom Watson of NYSE Technologies. They discuss: What is NYSE Technologies Options Analytics, which has a feed that will provide the underlying, volatility...
Posted May 16th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 101: NYSE Technologies



Live from the 2012 OIC Conference, Mark interviews Tom Watson of NYSE Technologies. They discuss:
  • What is NYSE Technologies
  • Options Analytics, which has a feed that will provide the underlying, volatility and options Greeks
  • A data filtering product, which can help those who may just be using OPERA
  • Inroads they've made developing a cloud

Exclusive OIC 2012 Panel Audio: Exhange Update Session

Posted May 15th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 100: NYSE AMEX Options

Options Insider Radio 100: NYSE AMEX Options Mark and Steve discuss:? Planning, preparing, and then throwing out all of the plans from last year?s roller coaster? Investors? concerns and opinions on the merger? Amex market...
Posted May 14th, 2012

Options Insider Radio 100: NYSE AMEX Options

Mark and Steve discuss:

? Planning, preparing, and then throwing out all of the plans from last year?s roller coaster
? Investors? concerns and opinions on the merger
? Amex market share: what are the growth attributes, and what are the ongoing strategies to attract more customers?
? The relationship between Amex and Arca
? Ongoing Amex projects
? The possibility of after-hours retail trading


Options Insider Radio 95: Live From FIA Chicago with Phil Gocke

Options Insider Radio 95: Live From FIA Chicago with Phil Gocke Live from the expo floor of FIA Chicago, Mark is joined by Phil Gocke, Managing Director of Institutions at OIC. In this episode, Mark and Phil discuss OIC's recent study which takes a...
Posted November 4th, 2011
Options Insider Radio 95: Live From FIA Chicago with Phil Gocke

Live from the expo floor of FIA Chicago, Mark is joined by Phil Gocke, Managing Director of Institutions at OIC. In this episode, Mark and Phil discuss OIC's recent study which takes a look at buy-writes versus the Russell 2000.

Options Insider Radio 94: Live from FIA Chicago with Joe Burgoyne

Options Insider Radio 94: Live from FIA Chicago with Joe Burgoyne † Live from the exhibit floor of FIA Chicago 2011, Mark sits down with OIC Director†Joe Burgoyne.† They discuss OIC outreach, in particular with students in higher...
Posted November 2nd, 2011
Options Insider Radio 94: Live from FIA Chicago with Joe Burgoyne
Live from the exhibit floor of FIA Chicago 2011, Mark sits down with OIC Director†Joe Burgoyne.† They discuss OIC outreach, in particular with students in higher education.

Options Insider Radio 93: Live From OIC 2011 with Charles Schwab

Posted July 7th, 2011

Options Insider Radio 92: Live From OIC 2011 with ISE

Posted June 30th, 2011

Options Insider Radio 91: Live From OIC with CBOE

Posted June 29th, 2011

Options Insider Radio 90: Live From OIC - LiveVol

Posted June 15th, 2011

Options Insider Radio Episode 89: Live From OIC - Sungard

Posted June 8th, 2011

Options Insider Radio 88: Live From OIC - Nasdaq OMX/PHLX

Posted June 6th, 2011

Exclusive OIC 2011 Panel Audio - Passing of the Hammer

Posted May 31st, 2011

Exclusive OIC 2011 Panel Audio - Options Exchange Leaders

Posted May 31st, 2011

Option Block 63: Rho - The Forgotten Greek

Posted May 27th, 2011

Options Insider Radio 87 - Live From OIC: AMEX

Posted May 26th, 2011

OIC 2011 Exclusive Audio - Market Data Solutions for the Options Industry

Posted May 25th, 2011

Options Insider Radio 86: Live From OIC - NYSE Arca Options

Posted May 25th, 2011

Option Block 62: Hunting Alpha

Posted May 24th, 2011

Volatility Views 9: Managing Ratio and Calendar Spreads

Posted May 24th, 2011

Exclusive OIC 2011 Panel Audio - Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. Keynote Address

Posted May 23rd, 2011

Option Block 61: LNKD Into Options

Posted May 20th, 2011

Exclusive OIC 2011 Panel Audio - Crossfire: A Lively Discussion of Controversial Topics Facing the Options Industry

Posted May 20th, 2011

Exclusive OIC 2011 Panel Audio - Regulatory Reform: What Impact Will it Have on the Options Industry

Posted May 19th, 2011

Exclusive OIC 2011 Panel Audio - Growing the Pie

Posted May 18th, 2011

Option Block 60: Reporter Re-Education

Posted May 17th, 2011

Exclusive OIC 2011 Panel Audio - Presentation of the Sullivan Award

Posted May 17th, 2011

Exclusive OIC 2011 Panel Audio - An Interactive Look at Market Structure

Posted May 17th, 2011

Volatility Views 8: Live From OIC 2011

Posted May 16th, 2011

Exclusive OIC 2011 Panel Audio - Exchange Update Session

Posted May 16th, 2011

Option Block 59: Live From OIC 2011

Posted May 16th, 2011

Option Block 58: SLV - The Saga Continues

Posted May 10th, 2011

Volatility Views 7: Venturing Into The Volatility Mailbag

Posted May 9th, 2011

Option Block 57: Silver Apocalypse

Posted May 6th, 2011

Option Block 56: Name Dropping Bin Laden

Posted May 3rd, 2011

Volatility Views 6: The Nobel Prize For Volatility

Posted May 2nd, 2011

Option Block 55: Silver Talk from Silver Tongues

Posted April 29th, 2011

Options Insider Radio 85: Options House

Posted April 27th, 2011

Volatility Views 5: The Thwack of Volatility

Posted April 26th, 2011

Option Block 54: Down the Transformers Rabbit Hole

Posted April 26th, 2011

Option Block 53: Getting Closer To Oprah

Posted April 21st, 2011

Option Block 52: Things That Make You Go Hmmmm

Posted April 19th, 2011

Volatility Views 4: The Many Flavors of Volatility Cones

Posted April 19th, 2011

Option Block 51: The Value of Fort Knox

Posted April 15th, 2011

Options Insider Radio 84: LIVE from FIA Boca with Jeromee Johnson of BATS Options

Posted April 14th, 2011

Option Block 50: Old Vol, New Vol

Posted April 12th, 2011

Volatility Views 3: Root-Mean-Square

Posted April 11th, 2011

Option Block 49: The Bears Strike Back

Posted April 7th, 2011

Option Block 48: Slinkies Are Wonderful Things

Posted April 5th, 2011

Volatility Views Episode Two: The Shadowy World of Volatility Swaps

Posted April 4th, 2011

Options Insider Radio 83: The Future of VIX Futures

Posted April 2nd, 2011

Option Block 47: What About The One-Five

Posted March 31st, 2011

Options Insider Radio 82 - LIVE FROM FIA BOCA - Newedge

Posted March 30th, 2011

Option Block Episode 46: Four Hedges For The Price Of One

Posted March 29th, 2011

Power Trading Radio Featuring The Options Insider

Posted March 29th, 2011

Volatility Views Premiere Episode: Can Delta Neutral Capture Pure Volatility

Posted March 28th, 2011

Option Block 45: Charles In Charge

Posted March 25th, 2011

Options Insider Radio 81: Live From FIA - TradeKing

Posted March 23rd, 2011

Option Block Episode 44: Schwab Buys OX

Posted March 22nd, 2011

Volatility Views Sneak Preview 2: Currency Vol Implosion

Posted March 21st, 2011

Option Block Episode 43: All Eyes on Japan

Posted March 18th, 2011

Sneak Preview: Volatility Views

Posted March 14th, 2011

Option Block 42: Iron Condor Interview

Posted March 14th, 2011

Option Block 41: Oil Boom, or Bust

Posted March 11th, 2011

Option Block 40: Day Of Rage

Posted March 9th, 2011

Option Block 39: How To Trade Stupid

Posted March 3rd, 2011

Option Block 38: Gaddafi vs. AAPL

Posted March 1st, 2011

Option Block 37: Dictators For Hire

Posted February 25th, 2011

Options Insider Radio Special Edition: Broker Of The Year

Posted February 24th, 2011

Option Block 36: Libya and AAPL

Posted February 23rd, 2011

Option Block 35: Byzantine Exchange Tango

Posted February 18th, 2011

Option Block 34: Barry White vs. Tesla

Posted February 15th, 2011

Option Block 33: AAPL-PALOOZA with a dash of CSCO, THC. CBOE and CMG.

Posted February 11th, 2011

Options Insider Radio Special Edition: Options Exchange Of The Year

Posted February 9th, 2011

Option Block 32: Super Bowl Shuffle

Posted February 8th, 2011

OPTION BLOCK 31: TESLA vs. GM vs. FORD

Posted February 4th, 2011

Option Block Episode 30: He-Man vs. The Exploding VIX

Posted February 1st, 2011

Option Block Episode 29: NFLX Frenzy, SPX Skew, AMZN Preview

Posted January 28th, 2011

Option Block 28: Da Bears!

Posted January 25th, 2011

Option Block 27: The Big AAPL Show

Posted January 19th, 2011

Option Block 26: Guns, Booze and Women

Posted January 14th, 2011

Option Block 25: Optimus Prime vs. The Iphone

Posted January 12th, 2011

Option Block 24: FX Options, Tech Bust and Commodity Backspreads

Posted January 7th, 2011

OptionBlock 23: Tech Stocks, CES and Ratio Combos

Posted January 5th, 2011

Options Insider Radio 80: CME Group Equity Options

Posted December 31st, 2010

Option Block Episode 22: CSCO Bulls, TSLA Bears, VIX in 2011

Posted December 28th, 2010

Options Insider Radio Episode 79: ELX

Posted December 22nd, 2010

Option Block 21: Shooting Wars, VIX, Scooping Apple Vol

Posted December 21st, 2010

Option Block 20: Apple Vol Plunges, RIMM Surprises, Visa Terrifies

Posted December 17th, 2010

Option Block 19: Levered ETFs vs. Options, FCOJ, GOOG Antitrust, Trading Apple

Posted December 14th, 2010

Option Block 18: McRib Strikes Back, MOT Reverse Split, Gold 1X2

Posted December 9th, 2010

Option Block 17: SPX Problems, Payment Debate and Dividend Adjustments

Posted December 7th, 2010

The Option Block Episode 16: Cramer Is Mad For OXPS

Posted December 3rd, 2010

Options Insider Radio 78: CME Group Targets Options Traders

Posted December 2nd, 2010

Option Block Episode 15: SPY Settlement Debate, BCS Put Explosion

Posted November 29th, 2010

Option Block 14: Insider Trading, DG Put Bonanza

Posted November 23rd, 2010

Options Insider Radio 77: Real Volatility

Posted November 22nd, 2010

Option Block 13: The Hair Club For Men

Posted November 19th, 2010

Exclusive Exchange Leaders Roundtable - Part One: The Death Of Market Makers

Posted November 18th, 2010

Options Insider Radio 75 - Live From FIA: Live Vol

Posted November 16th, 2010

The Option Block Episode 12: Dividend Plays and Gold Skew

Posted November 16th, 2010

The Option Block Episode 11: Cisco, Silver and Abnormal Returns

Posted November 12th, 2010

Options Insider Radio 74 - Live From FIA: Once More Unto The Breach

Posted November 11th, 2010

Options Insider Radio 73 - Live From FIA: Collaring The Holy Grail

Posted November 10th, 2010

Option Block 10: FIA, VIX, VXX and IBM

Posted November 8th, 2010

The Option Block Episode 9: Live From FIA Chicago - Collars, Apple Buys Sony

Posted November 5th, 2010

The Option Block Episode 8: Election Madness

Posted November 2nd, 2010

Option Block Episode 7: Electronic SPX, Coal and Sony

Posted October 28th, 2010

Option Block Episode 6: Ford, Cotton and Microsoft.

Posted October 26th, 2010

The Option Block Episode 5: VIX and More

Posted October 22nd, 2010

The Option Block Episode 4: Apple vs. Google

Posted October 19th, 2010

The Option Block Episode 3: Term Structure Askew, Debating Apple

Posted October 14th, 2010

Options Insider Radio Episode 71 - Live From OIC: BOX

Posted August 27th, 2010

Options Insider Radio Episode 70: Live From OIC - Hanweck Associates

Posted August 12th, 2010

Options Insider Radio Episode 69 - Live From OIC: Charles Schwab

Posted August 9th, 2010

Options Insider Radio Episode 68 - Live From OIC: TAG

Posted August 4th, 2010

Options Insider Radio Episode 67 - Live From OIC: TradeKing

Posted July 29th, 2010

Options Insider Radio Episode 66 - Live From OIC: ISE

Posted July 23rd, 2010

Options Insider Radio Episode 65 - Live From OIC: Trade Alert

Posted July 20th, 2010

Options Insider Radio Episode 64 - Live From OIC: Livevol

Posted July 15th, 2010

Options Insider Radio Episode 63 - Live From OIC: Ivolatility

Posted July 13th, 2010

Episode 62: Live From OIC - Microhedge

Posted July 1st, 2010

Options Insider Radio Episode 61 - Live From OIC: Zecco

Posted June 29th, 2010

Options Insider Radio Episode 60 - Live From OIC: Options Industry Council

Posted June 23rd, 2010

Exclusive OIC 2010 Panel Audio: Closing Remarks and Passing Of The Hammer

Posted June 22nd, 2010

Exclusive OIC 2010 Panel Audio: Globalization - The International Perspective

Posted June 15th, 2010

Episode 59 - Live From OIC: CBOE Stock Exchange

Posted June 14th, 2010

Exclusive OIC 2010 Panel Audio: Adaptation - The Retail Marketplace

Posted June 8th, 2010

Episode 58 - Live From OIC: TD Ameritrade

Posted June 7th, 2010

Exclusive OIC 2010 Panel Audio: Specialization - The World of Social Marketing

Posted June 2nd, 2010

Episode 57 - Live From OIC: Etrade

Posted June 1st, 2010

Exclusive OIC 2010 Panel Audio: Innovation - The Options Market

Posted May 28th, 2010

Episode 56 - Live From OIC: NASDAQ OMX and PHLX

Posted May 24th, 2010

Exclusive OIC 2010 Panel Audio: Reinvention - New Paradigms for Trading Technology

Posted May 21st, 2010

Episode 55: Live From OIC - Derivix

Posted May 20th, 2010

Exclusive OIC 2010 Panel Audio: Regulatory Reform and How Washington Works

Posted May 19th, 2010

Episode 54 - Live From OIC: NYSE and AMEX

Posted May 19th, 2010

Exclusive OIC 2010 Audio -Malcolm Gladwell Keynote Address

Posted May 17th, 2010

Episode 53: Live From OIC - OptionsXpress

Posted May 14th, 2010

Exclusive OIC 2010 Panel Audio - Evolution: The Equities Markets

Posted May 13th, 2010

Episode 52: Live From OIC - Tabb Group

Posted May 12th, 2010

Exclusive OIC 2010 Panel Audio: Sullivan Award Presentation

Posted May 11th, 2010

Episode 51: Live From OIC - BATS

Posted May 10th, 2010

Exclusive OIC 2010 Panel Audio: Exchange Leaders Panel

Posted May 7th, 2010

Episode 50: Live From OIC - Symphono

Posted May 6th, 2010

Exclusive OIC 2010 Panel Audio: SEC Keynote Address

Posted May 5th, 2010

Episode 49: Licensing Volatility

Posted March 19th, 2010

Episode 48: Flash Trading, Short Sales and Controversy

Posted February 26th, 2010

Episode 47: The Holy Grail Of The Options Market

Posted January 22nd, 2010

Episode 46: The New Boston Options Exchange

Posted December 4th, 2009

Episode 45: Know Your Options

Posted November 2nd, 2009

Episode 44: The OptionsXpress/Optionetics Merger - Conclusion

Posted October 13th, 2009

Episode 43: The OptionsXpress/Optionetics Merger - Part 2

Posted October 6th, 2009

Episode 42: The Optionsxpress/Optionetics Merger

Posted September 15th, 2009

Episode 41: Tom Busby, CEO, DTI Trader

Posted August 26th, 2009

Episode 40: The New Head of NASDAQ OMX/PHLX

Posted July 9th, 2009

Options Insider Radio Episode 39: Charles Schwab

Posted June 19th, 2009

Exclusive OIC 2009 Panel Audio: Where Do We Go From Here

Posted June 8th, 2009

Episode 38: Live From OIC - Ballista

Posted June 5th, 2009

Exclusive OIC 2009 Panel Audio: International Linkages and Multi-Product Clearing

Posted June 4th, 2009

Repost - Exclusive OIC 2009 Panel Audio: Hot Issues In Clearing

Posted June 3rd, 2009

Episode 37: Live From OIC - NASDAQ

Posted June 2nd, 2009

Exclusive OIC 2009 Panel Audio: The Great ETF Migration

Posted June 1st, 2009

Episode 36: Live From OIC -BOX

Posted May 29th, 2009

Exclusive OIC 2009 Panel Audio: International Perspectives Panel

Posted May 28th, 2009

Episode 35: Live From OIC 2009 - ISE

Posted May 27th, 2009

Exclusive OIC 2009 Panel Audio: Origins Of The Financial Crisis: How Did We Get Here

Posted May 26th, 2009

Episode 34: Live From OIC 2009 - Microhedge

Posted May 22nd, 2009

Exclusive OIC 2009 Panel Audio: Exchange Leaders Panel

Posted May 21st, 2009

Episode 33: Live From OIC 2009 - CBOE Stock Exchange

Posted May 20th, 2009

Exclusive OIC 2009 Panel Audio: Technology Leaders and Forum

Posted May 19th, 2009

Episode 32: Live From OIC 2009 - NYSE

Posted May 18th, 2009

Exclusive OIC 2009 Panel Audio: The Tech Arms Race

Posted May 15th, 2009

Episode 31: Live From OIC 2009 - Options Industry Council

Posted May 14th, 2009

OIC 2009: Keynote Address - Elizabeth King, SEC

Posted May 13th, 2009

Episode 30: Live From OIC 2009 - OptionsHouse

Posted May 12th, 2009

OIC 2009 Panel Audio - Options Industry Update Session

Posted May 8th, 2009

Options Insider Radio Episode 29: Craig Weil and Online Trading Academy

Posted April 9th, 2009

Options Insider Radio Episode 28: The Road Ahead For BOX

Posted February 3rd, 2009

Options Insider Radio Episode 27: Options Trading Software

Posted November 20th, 2008

Trader Interviews: Mark Longo, Founder of The Options Insider

Posted November 7th, 2008

Options Insider Market Wrap-Up

Posted October 31st, 2008

Episode 26: TradeKing, Brokerage Battles and FROs

Posted October 1st, 2008

Episode 25: Charles Schwab, VIX And The Retail Options Market

Posted September 15th, 2008

Episode 24: Ballista and Options Dark Pools

Posted August 21st, 2008

Episode 23: OptionsXpress

Posted July 30th, 2008

Episode 22: Live From Vegas - PHLX

Posted July 14th, 2008

Episode 21: Live From Vegas - CBOE

Posted June 30th, 2008

Episode 20: Live From Vegas - ISE

Posted June 16th, 2008

Episode 19: Live From Vegas - NASDAQ

Posted June 9th, 2008

Episode 18: Live From Vegas - BOX

Posted May 30th, 2008

Episode 17: Live From Vegas - OIC

Posted May 16th, 2008

Episode 16: Live From Vegas - Options House

Posted May 13th, 2008

Episode 15 - Fixed Return Options, CME vs. ELX and AMEX

Posted March 28th, 2008

Episode 14 - Buying Puts, Exercising Calls and Schwab

Posted March 4th, 2008

Episode 13: The Exercise Battle, Trading Deltas and Archangel

Posted February 13th, 2008

Episode 12: The Options Explosion, Archangel and Dollar Strikes

Posted January 8th, 2008

Episode 11: Insider Trading, Unusual Options Activity and Trade Alert

Posted November 12th, 2007

Episode 10: BOX, Maker-Taker and Portfolio Margining

Posted October 2nd, 2007

Episode 9: Options House, VIX and Volatility Skew

Posted September 4th, 2007

Episode 8: HedgeStreet, Binary Derivatives and CME Group

Posted August 1st, 2007

Episode 7: The CBOT Battle, OIC and Pin Risk

Posted July 6th, 2007

Episode 6: Pennies, Hedge Funds and Insider Trading

Posted June 5th, 2007

Episode 5: The Penny Debate Rages On...

Posted April 28th, 2007

Episode 4: CME vs ICE, Credit Derivatives and Legging Spreads

Posted April 4th, 2007

Episode 3: VIX, Pennies, Spring Loading and the BOX

Posted March 2nd, 2007

Episode 2: Pennies, Pennies and More Pennies

Posted February 9th, 2007

Episode 1: Backdating, Apple and the Siren Song of Straddles

Posted January 24th, 2007

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