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Options Insider Radio Interviews
42 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
OIC 2022 Interviews: The Options Clearing Corporation
On this episode, we are joined by: John Davidson, CEO - The Options Clearing Corporation Mark and John discuss: Looking back on the meme stock palooza? Are we pricing calls wrong? Will we ever see extended hours trading in options? Why does open interest only update once a day? What is the OCC Ovation technology overhaul? Can the Options volume party continue in 2022? Will we see daily expirations in single-name options in the near future? and much more...
16 minutes | Jul 4, 2022
Mid-Year Options Update With SHIFT Search and Trade Alert
On this episode we get a quick mid-year update on the options market from: Henry Schwartz, Head of Market Intelligence for the Data and Access Group, CBOE Global Markets - aka The Flowmaster and Saad Hussain, CEO of Vesica Technologies
29 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
OIR Interviews: Let's Talk About Nanos!
On this episode we take a deep dive into an upcoming product that has caught the attention of many of our listeners. It's time to talk about Nanos! What are they? Why is CBOE bringing these to market now? Do we really need an options contract with no multiplier? How does CBOE plan to avoid a repeat of the mini options fiasco with Nanos? Plus we also discuss the retail options tsunami, CBOE's return to the crypto market, the launch of $BITO options and much more,,.
23 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
OIR Interviews: Helping Cool Kids with ALTSO
Guest: Mead Welles, Co-Founder, Chairman & Treasurer - A Leg to Stand On Mark and Mead discuss: What is ALTSO? How do you raise funds for a financial-oriented charity during a pandemic? How do you continue your mission to help kids in the developing world during a pandemic? Crypto donations, the ALTSO app, and the album from Rocktoberfest. And much more... Learn more about ALTSO and attend Rocktoberfest live via https://www.altso.org/
22 minutes | May 25, 2021
OIR interviews: Talking Options And Advisors with UBS
On this episode, Mark is joined by: Karina Mattis, Head of Wealth Management's Advisory Managed Options Strategies, UBS Mark and Karina discuss: The Managed Options Strategies Program at UBS The client experience during the pandemic The types of client demand being seen for options this year The new and exciting focus areas for next few years at UBS And much more...
24 minutes | May 18, 2021
OIR INTERVIEWS: A New Flavor of Put-Call Ratio
On this episode, Mark is joined by: Garrett DeSimone, Head of Quantitative Research, OptionMetrics Mark and Garrett discuss: What is OptionMetrics What a banner year it has been for volatility Thoughts on GameStop and retail trading How do you create a new, and potentially more accurate, put/call ratio for the post-Gamestop era? And much more...
29 minutes | May 11, 2021
OIR Interviews: Talking Volatility, Volume, And Risk With Dash
Guest: DAVID CROSS, Managing Director- Head of Sales & Business Development at Dash Financial Technologies Mark and David discuss: The opportunities and challenges posed by pandemic volatility. How the meme stock explosion has changed the way we monitor and manage risk. Can the options volume party continue throughout 2021? Should we make it more difficult for retail customers to trade options? What does Dash have planned for the crypto markets? and much more...
28 minutes | May 4, 2021
OIRN INTERVIEWS: The Mysteries of Options Market Making
OIRN INTERVIEWS: Exploring the Mysteries of Options Market Making Today's guest is Rory O'Kane, Managing Director - Simplex Trading Mark and Rory discuss: What is Simplex Trading? How difficult was it to be an options market maker during the height of the pandemic and meme stock madness? Why did Simplex decide to get into options market making business when so many firms are getting out? Are OTM calls mispriced? Do we need to put more obstacles in the way of retail traders? Can the 2021 options volume party continue? And more...
30 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
OIRN Interviews: Talking Options, Crypto and More with TMX
On this episode, Mark is joined by: Richard Ho, Head of Retail Equity Derivatives, The Montreal Exchange Mark and Richard discuss: The Canadian options market The retail options explosion during the pandemic in Canada The world's first bitcoin ETF Will we soon see 24 hours derivatives trading in Canada The Options Industry Conference Why you can't sell a put in a Canadian RRSP account And much more...
25 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
OIRN Interviews: Exploring The Options Experience with Fidelity
On this episode, Mark is joined by: Greg Stevens, VP - Options Experience, Fidelity Mark and Greg discuss: What is new with Fidelity Options The retail options explosion during the pandemic The Options Industry Conference How they have redesigned their offerings to cater to options traders Why you can't trade options in accounts And much more...
34 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
OIR: A Very Dangerous Game
On this episode, Mark is joined by: Doug Engmann, Chairman of the Board and Principal Executive Officer, SageTrader Mark and Doug discuss: Doug's background in the options industry What is SageTrader Options trading during the pandemic and the retail trading explosion Have brokers like Robinhood made it too easy to trade options Will options volume stay at these levels Is it time to bring back mini options And much more...
28 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
OIR: Talking Risk, Volatility and Modeling Meme Stocks
On this episode, Mark is joined by: Jim Nevotti, President, Sterling Trading Tech Ravi Jain, Director of Risk & Derivatives, Sterling Trading Tech Mark, Jim and Ravi discuss: What is Sterling Trading Tech What a banner year it has been for risk and volatility Their real-time risk margin engine The Sterling crypto widget And much more...
36 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
OIR Interviews : Taking a Fresh Look at Hedged Equity
On this episode Mark is joined by: Wayne Ferbert, Managing Director, Alpha DNA Mark and Wayne discuss: What is Alpha DNA Investment Management Their new equity sentiment EFT with AdvisorShares (Ticker SENT) How is the hedge equity component constructed Why more ETFs and fund managers don't offer hedging and options exposure Thoughts on the current options brokerage space And much more...
25 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
OIRN Interviews: The Power of a Well-Placed Put and Call
On this episode of Options Insider Radio we are joined by: Michael Brodsky, CEO, Options Solutions Steven Sears, President and COO, Options Solutions Mark, Mike and Steve discuss: What is Options Solutions? Who are the target clients? How does Options Solutions construct its covered call portfolios? How does Options Solutions stand apart in the crowded covered call marketplace? What do you think that we can do to improve the understanding and use of options in the advisor and fund community? And much more...
41 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
OIR Interviews: RobinHood, PFOF and the Dark Underbelly of the Options Market
ON THIS EPISODE, MARK IS JOINED BY PAUL ROWADY, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, ALPHACUTION RESEARCH CONSERVATORY. MARK AND PAUL DISCUSS: WHAT IS ALPHACUTION? HOW THE ROBIN HOOD SAGA BROUGHT PFOF BACK INTO THE LIMELIGHT? IS PFOF GOOD OR BAD FOR THE OPTIONS MARKET? THE SURPRISE OPTIONS MARKET RESILIENCY DURING 2O20 WHAT REALLY BROUGHT ABOUT THE IMPLOSION OF RONIN CAPITAL? WHAT CAN WE DO TO BRING MORE MARKET MAKERS INTO THE OPTIONS MARKET? AND MUCH MORE...
34 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
OIR Interviews: Entering The Free Broker Battlefield with Gatsby
On this episode Mark is joined by: Ryan Belanger-Saleh, Co-CEO, Gatsby Mark and Ryan discuss: What the heck is Gatsby? Launching a new brokerage firm during the busiest year in options history. Have we made options trading too easy? Does Gatbsy plan to stop taking PFOF? Are we on the cusp of a mini/micro/fractional options revolution? And much more...
34 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
OIR Interviews: Exploring The Retail Options Explosion with OCC
Our guest for this episode is John Davidson, CEO of the Options Clearing Corporation. Mark and John discuss: Stock loans and the latest on GameStop The historic options volume records in 2020 The completely electronic markets in March 2020 Thoughts on the retail revolution that upended the options markets in 2020 Clearing crypto products Next big initiatives And much more…
27 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
OIR Interviews: Diving Into the Gamestop Debacle
On this episode we are joined by: Jim Toes, CEO & President, Securities Traders Association Mark and Jim discuss: How did short sellers build up over 100% short interest in Gamestop? Was the options market maker exemption to blame for the massive short interest in Gamestop? Do we need new stock loan regulations to prevent this in the future? Why did so many brokers bungle the messaging around Gamestop-related trading adjustments? How is the retail revolution reshaping the financial markets? How does STA view the exploding crypto market? and much more...
28 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
OIR Interviews: Let's Talk Nasdaq!
ON THIS EPISODE OF OPTIONS INSIDER RADIO WE ARE JOINED BY GREG FERRARI, VICE PRESIDENT, HEAD OF US OPTIONS AT NASDAQ. WE DISCUSS: HOW THE YEAR WAS FOR NASDAQ OPTIONS IF THE RETAIL OPTIONS EXPLOSION IN 2020 SURPRISED HIM WHAT'S NEW AT NASDAQ OPTIONS WHY TRADERS SHOULD ENTER THE VOLATILITY MARKET NOW WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE PHILLY FLOOR AND MUCH MORE...
33 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
OIR Interviews: Inside The Retail Options Explosion
ON THIS EPISODE OF OPTIONS INSIDER RADIO WE ARE JOINED BY PAUL JIGANTI, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT IMC WE DISCUSS: PAUL’S THOUGHTS ON THE INSANE YEAR THAT WAS 2020 WHETHER OR NOT IT IS TOO EASY TO TRADE OPTIONS NOW TAKEAWAYS FROM THE RETAIL OPTIONS PANEL AT STA MID WINTER MEETING THIS YEAR WILL THESE NEW CUSTOMERS STAY OR BLOW OUT THOUGHTS ON CRYPTO OPTIONS FOR RETAIL TRADERS AND MUCH MORE...
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