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Euler Investments Selects OptionsCity for Market-Making Software and API Services

OptionsCity Experiences Significant Growth in Europe as Futures and Options Trading Firms Seek Proven Software Solutions.

CHICAGO December 8, 2016 OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, today announced that Euler Investments, a London-based hedge fund, has selected OptionsCity Metro to facilitate their market-making activities as well as CityTrader and City API for futures and options trading. Traders at Euler Investments will leverage Metro in the energy and commodity markets.

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OptionsCity Launches CityTrader Mobile, Native iOS Futures and Options Trading Application

CityTrader Mobile, a standalone futures and options trading application, is available now for download from the iTunes App Store.

CHICAGO November 30, 2016  OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, today announced a brand new mobile version of its cloud-based futures trading platform, CityTrader. CityTrader Mobile offers the same intuitive functionality as its desktop counterpart, such as futures and options trade execution, custom spread-building and RFQs, with the ease of an on-the-go iPhone application.

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Natural Gas Options Summary

The bullish expiration of the December 2016 futures contract has followed through to January 2017. The options market reinforces the rally. A positive call skew is evident in the winter months. The Jan 2017 $3.75 (~25 delta) and $4.00 (~10 delta) calls are bid. The Jan 2017 $4.00 call was the largest volume traded strike on Monday. Call strikes that were considered unachievable a few weeks ago are now in play. Even the Jan 2017 $5.00 call traded, though in small volume. The Weighted Average Strike Price based on Open Interest (OI) has risen dramatically for both calls and puts. In Jan 2017, the Weighted Average Strike Price calculated from call OI settled at $3.48 and from put OI at $3.17. The Call vs Put ratios based on Volume and OI are in favor of calls. EIA Natural Gas storage data holds greater importance with cold weather on the horizon. A large draw could step prices even higher. The options data, including the rise of the At-The-Money implied volatility, shows the options market prepares for a continuation to the upside.

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OptionsCity FIA Winner Enjoys Weekend with a McLaren

Back in October, over 1000 FIA conference attendees entered the OptionsCity drawing for their chance to win a weekend with a McLaren. It was a fitting giveaway for OptionsCity, a trading software company driven by performance and innovation. The lucky winner drawn at random was Tony Feeney, an employee at Societe Generale. Well, we recently received an email back from Tony sharing his weekend experience with the McLaren.  See below for his recap of the weekend. Congrats again Tony!

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The First OptionsCity Pumpkin Decorating Contest

In celebration of Halloween, the OptionsCity team hosted its First Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest in its Chicago office on Friday, October 21st, 2016. Pumpkins and all painting materials were provided on the kitchen table around 2 pm. There were Halloween stickers, green fuzzy pipe cleaners, colorful construction paper and more... All participants were given two hours to complete the contest. Employees submitted their masterpieces to be displayed in the office. All employees were then given a week to choose their favorite and cast their vote. For employees located in New York, Boston and London, photos were sent for all of the submissions, so they could submit an absentee ballot. 

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