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What You Should Know About The New CME Nasdaq 100 Volatility Index Futures

By: Spencer Israel Traders looking to hedge will have a new tool at their disposal starting Oct. 5.  The CME and Nasdaq recently announced the launch of Nasdaq 100 Volatility Index futures (ticker: VOLQ). The product will be an alternative to the Nasdaq 100 Volatility Index futures (VXN) already offered by the Cboe.  Why This.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, September 28th, 2020

IPOX 100 U.S. (ETF: FPX) extends YTD gain. Other IPOX Indexes trade mixed as IPOX China (CNI) slumps. IPOX Japan (IPJP) closes week at all-time high as specialty tech surges. IPOX SPAC (SPAC) declines after big run-up. More deals lined up as Palantir (PLTR US) and Asana (ASAN US) set to launch Direct Listing. Brazil.. Read more

Options and The Presidential Election

By: Spencer Israel Typically, Election Day is a binary event: either the democratic or republican candidate wins, and any level of uncertainty is squashed by the time the west coast heads to bed.  But 2020 is anything but typical, and questions abound beyond simply who will win.  Chief among them is whether the results will.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, September 21th, 2020

Futures and Options expiration week delivers pain for most global equity investors, strong gains for investors in IPOX Strategies. IPOX SPAC Index (SPAC) extends big run-up. IPOX 100 U.S. (ETF: FPX) adds +1.73% to +15.32% YTD. IPOX International (ETF: FPXI) rises +1.98% to +43.52% YTD. IPOX Europe (ETF: FPXE) adds +2.00% to +16.07% YTD. More.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, September 14th, 2020

IPOX Indexes trade mixed as IPOX Europe (ETF: FPXE) gains ahead of U.S. Futures & Option expiration. IPOX SPAC Index (SPAC) adds +1.78% last week. Amid strong demand for quality deals, global New Listings calendar busy: Snowflake, JFrog, Sumo Logic, Unity, Palantir, Knaus Tabbert and The Hut Group line up for debut. IPOX Indexes trade.. Read more

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