One may have missed it easily, but last Friday during the July expiration three new classes have been introduced. The weekly options on Arcelor Mittal, ING and Royal Dutch. All innovations are usually received with a warm welcome by Amsterdam traders, as long as it is options on something liquid. The dividendfutures are still waiting [...]
Hedge fund buying all the cocoa in Europe
While Eurex never has been a cut throat threat to Euronext, mainly due to retail investors kept at the Dutch home market by their brokers, Eurex never gave up and in some option classes it it participating for over 20%.
Breaking news from The Order Machine, or TOM for friends: Founders Optiver and Binck invited another firm to join the party. ABN AMRO Bank is acquiring a 25% stake in TOM and the new powerful shareholder will join the board. Currently, ABN AMRO is already acting as clearing member for trades on TOM. The press [...]
We’ve lost the final fair and square, and at least we managed to set a new challenging record for collecting yellow cards. Raymond Atteveld and Patrick Pothuizen will be taking over the helm. From the yellow cards statistics to trading volume numbers is only a small step. Serious and relevant statistics on trading are supplied [...]