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Federal Court Orders Virginia Resident to Pay More Than $5 Million for Futures and Options Fraud

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Judge John A. Gibney, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia entered a Consent Order for Permanent Injunction, Restitution and Ancillary Equitable Relief against defendant Leonard J. Cipolla finding, among other things, that Cipolla fraudulently solicited individuals to place funds in a commodity pool to trade futures and options

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Cboe Options Exchange to Extend Global Trading Hours for VIX and SPX Options to Nearly 24 Hours-a-Day

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CBOE announced plans to extend the global trading hours session (GTH) for its S&P 500 Index options (SPX) and Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) options to nearly 24 hours

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ASIC bans the sale of binary options to retail clients

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ASIC has made a product intervention order banning the issue and distribution of binary options to retail clients.

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Data Spotlight – US options volume nearly doubles over the last 12 months

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In February 2021, single stock options on US options exchanges reached a total volume of 572.4 million contracts, an increase of 91.3% from February 2020. That growth comes after a significant increase in the prior year, too, with a 51.8% year-over-year increase between February 2020 and February 2019.

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FIA survey shows strong outlook for cleared derivatives markets

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FIA conducted a survey at the beginning of 2021 to assess the outlook for the global cleared derivatives industry. The survey gathered feedback from people working at banks, brokers, exchanges, technology vendors and other firms that support the trading and clearing of derivatives such as futures and options.

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FINRA: Following the Crowd Investing and Social Media

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With zero commissions on trades and online trading platforms at our fingertips wherever we go, many investors are making investing and saving part of their routine.

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Citi Clears CDS Index Option Trades Through ICE Clear Credit

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ICE, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of mortgage technology, data and listings services, today announced that Citi has traded and cleared the first client-executed Credit Default Swap (CDS) Index Option trades in the U.S. through ICE Clear Credit.

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Global futures and options trading reaches record level in 2020

Global futures and options trading reaches record level

FIA released yearly statistics that show the total number of futures and options traded on exchanges worldwide reached a record level of 46.77 billion contracts in 2020, up 35.6% from 2019.

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Intercontinental Exchange Launches Clearing for CDS Index Options

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Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of mortgage technology, data and listings services, today announced it has launched clearing for Credit Default Swap (CDS) Index Options

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Moscow Exchange launches new weekly options on Gazprom and Sberbank futures

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On 13 May 2020, Moscow Exchange’s Derivatives Market will launch weekly options on futures of Gazprom and Sberbank ordinary shares. The new instruments will expand MOEX’s equity derivatives offering, enable portfolio managers to build new strategies using instruments with a different duration and provide market participants with new trading opportunities.

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