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OptionsCity Spreads Holiday Cheer

We all know how stressful the holiday season can be but having a loved one in the hospital can make it that much more draining. To help these families in need, we at OptionsCity decided to give back to the community this year by holding an office wide Holiday Gift Drive for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. Standing in our office lobby is an 8 foot Christmas tree decorated with silver snowflakes and orange flowers, staying true to our OptionsCity colors. This year, the tree was also covered with paper tags. Written on each tag was a description of a gift from the hospital’s holiday Wish List. For two weeks, employees were able to choose a tag and fulfill a child’s wish. Items purchased included board games, coloring books, and art supplies amongst others. Christy Haras, HR manager, was first to choose a tag and donate a stylish nail polish kit to the Gift Drive.

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QT Info Systems Adds Options Functionality with CityTrader from OptionsCity

OptionsCity CityTrader integrated within QT Market Center Pro to offer clients options analytics, spread building and RFQs..

CHICAGO December 12, 2016 OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, today announced that QT Info Systems, a Chicago-based market data vendor, is integrating CityTrader into its premium QT Market Center Pro front-end to help meet customer demand for advanced options functionality.

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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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