Options / Futures
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ETF strategies for precarious times
Financial advisers aren't powerless and have options in today's challenging income environment.
Investor sets portfolio for next round of debt squabble
Options trader pays $6.7 million for trade that hedges against spike in volatility.
Investors looking to protect capital as debt ceiling looms
With the deadline for avoiding a U.S. default looming, investors from Boston to Bangalore are moving to cash, extending the maturities of their short-term Treasury holdings and buying options to help protect themselves should stock and bond prices tumble. Some JPMorgan Chase & Co. private bank
Nasdaq focus on resiliency, "robustness" in wake of outage
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. halted trading for three hours yesterday to protect the integrity of markets as a technology malfunction left some investors without stock quotes, Chief Executive Officer Robert Greifeld said in his first public remarks since the incident. The exchange operator was in constant
Glitch shuts trading in stocks, options on Nasdaq
Computer errors shook American equity markets again today as malfunctioning software that feeds data between exchanges prompted Nasdaq Stock Market to halt trading in stocks and options. Nasdaq said in alerts posted on its website that trading on its exchanges had been halted amid issues at its
Raymond James offers alts to RIAs
Access to PE, real estate, hedge funds, managed futures and alternative mutual funds coming next month.
The Takeaway: Crashtastic!
Portfolio Stock and bond markets crash into the close. This is what the Fed means when it says "price stability". ( Business Insider ) Bernanke's forward guidance is as transparent as mud. ( Bloomberg ) Trading volume in Vix products explodes. ( Focus On Funds ) Goldman: Welcome to the era of
Structured notes offer too-good-to-be true returns
Marketing hype makes structured notes sound like a sure thing. Read the fine print and you might come away with a slightly different conclusion.
CFTC rule requires further scrutiny
A new Commodity Futures Trading Commission rule to harmonize certain CFTC and SEC mandates that apply to mutual funds investing in commodities is drawing criticisms.
ICI, Chamber appeal CFTC mutual fund rule
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is seeking to appeal a judge's decision to uphold a rule by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission requiring mutual funds with commodities investments to register with the agency.The Chamber of Commerce and the Investment Company Institute filed a notice of appeal
Why all the fear about the stock market?
Portfolio manager says advisers ready for a wake-up call on new approach to risk.
Managed futures fund finds a way to hide some fees
Operational shift allows managed futures fund to stop disclosing some fees and show lower expense ratio.
SSgA skips commodities in new managed-futures fund
Low-volatility offering to invest in equity, fixed-income and currency futures
Don't overlook lagging managed futures as a risk hedge
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.
OX gored as SEC goes after business bought by Schwab
Commission claims optionsXpress unit OX Trading operated as unregistered dealer; ex-CFO also named
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- Pimco's El-Erian to step in to shore up $3B multi-asset fund
- Rebound in gold suits big guns Paulson, Soros
- New 3.8% surtax means new tax strategies for business owners
- Mountain of money in nontraded REITs continues to hold Wall Street's attention
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