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.Read More
CHICAGO – June 20, 2016 – OptionsCity Software, a global provider of futures and options trading and analytics solutions, announced today that global commodities brokerage Marex Spectron has successfully deployed its flagship Metro platform in its market-making architecture. Metro is a low-latency flexible and scalable futures and options trading platform, deployed seamlessly via the web.Read More
CME Group reported that 35% of natural gas options (LN + ON) traded electronically in April, a record. Electronically tradeed LN had a record month with over 17,200 lots traded on screen per day.Read More
Yes, as an employee of OptionsCity, I'm biased. But having worked in the futures industry for over a decade and having attended countless trading software demonstrations, I know when I see something new and innovative in the fin tech software space. For the most part, innovation is hard to come by with futures trading software. Many leading futures trading software providers have been around for a long time and are entrenched in their legacy systems and user interfaces. CityTrader, on the other hand, benefits from being built from the ground up, giving users the functionalities they want without being stuck with the look and feel of an existing system. In fact, the user interface at CityTrader is based on leading HTML5 software applications that you are likely to see in other industries with more consumer-friendly applications. This fresh approach to a futures trading application results in a platform that is as easy to use as Facebook, Microsoft Word, or a number of native Mac OS applications.Read More