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Don't overlook lagging managed futures as a risk hedge

June 22, 2012

Managed-futures strategies haven't been hot performers for at least two years, but asset flows and investor interest suggests the strategy is being viewed as a solid hedge against risk. “Managed-futures funds were negative last year and they're...

GOP in a box after JPMorgan botch

May 16, 2012

While Republicans dodge the fallout of the $2 billion trading loss announced by JPMorgan Chase & Co. last week, Democrats have been swiftly taking advantage of the opportunity to promote strong implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial reform...

Pimco: Finding opportunities in options

March 13, 2012

The following is excerpted from commentary provided by Pimco. To read the full version of this piece, click here. We continue to see opportunities in today’s options market. Not only is there ample room to express views on volatility, but...

Frogs, football and financial assets

May 26, 2013

With the stock market hitting new highs, the economy in slow growth and the increasing use of derivatives as a proxy for real assets, there are reasons to worry. An old adage says that a frog, if thrown into a pot of boiling water, will immediately...

Banks may sue feds over the Volcker rule

January 27, 2013

With Washington bureaucrats devising all sorts of ways to regulate Wall Street, it is no wonder that there are so many grumpy people at the industry's chief trade group, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Lobbyists there...

Clients want a piece of Facebook? Try derivatives fund

November 24, 2010

Facebook Inc.'s surging valuation is spurring shareholders to slice and dice their stock, giving investors everywhere from Silicon Valley to Wall Street a chance to bet on the company. EB Exchange Funds LLC, based in San Francisco, as well as...

Options strategies advisers can put to work now: Webcast transcript

September 12, 2010

The following is an edited transcript of the webcast “Options strategies advisers can use now,” held July 20 in New York. It was moderated by deputy editor Evan Cooper and senior editor Dan Jamieson. InvestmentNews: Dennis, you are in Microsoft-land...

A sweet buy: Hershey options

August 17, 2010

Investors should purchase Hershey Co. options because their prices don't reflect the high probability that Nestle SA will bid for the candymaker, according to Capstone Global Markets LLC said. Sachin Shah, a merger arbitrage specialist at the...

OX gored as SEC goes after business bought by Schwab

April 20, 2012

A specialty options business bought by The Charles Schwab Corp. last year has run afoul of the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly violating the registration provisions of securities laws. In an administrative order filed Thursday,...

CME Group September volume falls

October 2, 2009

Derivatives exchange operator CME Group Inc. said Friday its September volume averaged 10.5 million contracts per day, a 32 percent drop from a year earlier. Still, the average daily volume was up 3 percent from August. Total volume was 222...

Regulator seeks tighter derivatives bill

August 20, 2009

A key federal regulator is asking lawmakers to tighten legislation imposing broad new oversight on derivatives by going beyond the Obama administration's proposal in several areas governing the complex financial instruments blamed for hastening...

Wave of the futures: Use of options by advisers now commonplace

May 13, 2011

U.S. financial advisers are trading more options and those with the most assets are “significantly” more likely to use the derivatives than peers with smaller amounts, according to the industry's first survey. Ninety-four percent of advisers...

DTCC to publish weekly data on swaps

October 31, 2008

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. today announced that starting Tuesday, it will publish weekly aggregate market data from the Trade Information Warehouse it maintains on credit derivatives. The New York-based DTCC will publish data on...

Report: Deutsche lost $400M in equity derivatives

October 28, 2008

Deutsche Bank AG lost more than $400 million on equity derivatives as the stock markets fell in the wake of the financial crisis, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The loss is equal to almost half of the Frankfurt, Germany-based...

UBS: Sell S&P 500 options

July 28, 2010

Investors should sell Standard & Poor’s 500 Index options to profit from a “range-bound” equity market that’s likely to fluctuate less this year, UBS AG said. Investors should sell a December 1,200 call and a December 1,100 put, a strategy...

Downturn feared for credit derivatives

July 18, 2007

Global credit derivatives totals have spiked 113%, according to Fitch Ratings. The total amount of credit derivatives bought and sold hit $49.9 billion at the end of 2006, more than double the $23.4 billion figure from the end of 2005. Banks...

Regulator urges broad oversight of derivatives

September 22, 2009

A key regulator on Tuesday urged Congress to go beyond an Obama administration proposal and impose comprehensive oversight on the sprawling, complex market for financial derivatives blamed for worsening the credit crisis last fall. The administration...

Goldman Sachs facing compensation, derivative inquiries

August 5, 2009

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., one of the banking industry's top performers, said today that government agencies have asked about its compensation practices and use of credit derivatives. Compensation, especially bonuses, and credit derivatives have...

Ex-Goldman adviser banned in Hong Kong

July 10, 2009

An ex-Goldman Sachs adviser in Hong Kong has been barred from the financial services industry for two years after she invested almost $2 million of her client's money on derivatives contracts without approval, regulators said Thursday. The action...

Schapiro: SEC mulls reporting of OTC derivative trades

June 22, 2009

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering whether trading in over the counter derivatives should be reported like other securities transactions, SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro told a congressional subcommittee today. “The SEC is considering...

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