Traders Are Fleeing the Options Market

Traders fleeing equity options markets while options volume in futures options remains healthy.

By Gunjan Banerji
May 7, 2017 8:00 a.m. ET

Falling volumes and spiraling costs are pushing trading firms out of U.S. options, raising concerns about fragility in a market that investors rely on to protect portfolios.

Trading has dwindled in most areas of the market, and investors and traders are grappling with increasing fragmentation. 

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Nasdaq Commodities launches OptionsCity’s City Platform for European Power Products

Nasdaq Commodities is dedicated to provide customers with multiple access possibilities to our markets via state-of-the-art software tools delivered by leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). We are pleased to announce that OptionsCity’s Software City Platform, including CityTrader and City Execution products, now offers direct access to Nasdaq Commodities Nordic and German power markets.

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Thomson Reuters Adds Futures and Options Execution Application for Commodities Traders in Eikon

 Commodities traders now able to execute futures and options directly from Thomson Reuters Eikon using OptionsCity Software App, helping eliminate expensive duplicate fees for market data services


NEW YORK/LONDON, July 19, 2016 – Energy and commodities traders can now execute futures and options orders directly from Thomson Reuters Eikon, helping reduce the need to pay for expensive market data fees across multiple platforms without sacrificing functionality. The service is provided through City Execution, a third party app developed by OptionsCity Software and now available via App Studio on Thomson Reuters Eikon.    

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OptionsCity's CityTrader Expands Globally with Connectivity to the European Energy Exchange (EEX)

OptionsCity Software, a global provider of futures and options trading and analytics solutions, today announced that its cloud-based futures and options platform, CityTrader, would now offer direct access to the European Energy Exchange (EEX), the leading energy trading platform in Europe. The agreement will provide CityTrader users with access to EEX’s power, emissions, coal, freight and agriculture products.

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Metro 6.1 available to all Users


OptionsCity has released the newest version of its low-latency options trading platform, Metro 6.1. Metro 6.1 offers improved efficiency of data processing for a better user experience. In this version, we implemented Volatility Curve Dimension for additional modeling functionality and a redesigned Order Ticket. Metro 6.1 in general provides better server/client reliability and performance.

Click Here to know more about Metro 6.1 or request a demo for Metro.

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