Fb October 25th Options Begin Trading

Below is a chart showing CTASs trailing twelve month trading history, with the $52.50 strike highlighted in red: Considering the fact that the $52.50 strike represents an approximate 3% premium to the current trading price of the stock (in other words it is out-of-the-money by that percentage), there is also the possibility that the covered call contract would expire worthless, in which case the investor would keep both their shares of stock and the premium collected. The current analytical data (including greeks and implied greeks) suggest the current odds of that happening are 77%. On our website under the contract detail page for this contract , Stock Options Channel will track those odds over time to see how they change and publish a chart of those numbers (the trading history of the option contract will also be charted). Should the covered call contract expire worthless, the premium would represent a 0.49% boost of extra return to the investor, or 6.18% annualized, which we refer to as the YieldBoost. Click here to find out the Top YieldBoost Calls of the S&P 500 The implied volatility in the put contract example is 15%, while the implied volatility in the call contract example is 14%.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stockoptionschannel/2013/09/20/first-week-of-ctas-october-19th-options-trading/

Cleveland Browns, trading Trent Richardson, look to future — again

The company employs about 200 in its office in Rolling Meadows, according to that citys Chamber of Commerce. The company declined to confirm this figure or say if these positions were in jeopardy. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said it expects that its adjusted net loss, before giving effect to the inventory and restructuring provisions, will be in a range of about $250 million to $265 million, or a loss of 47 cents to 51 cents per share. BlackBerry said it expects to report revenue for the second quarter of about $1.6 billion, of which roughly 50 percent is expected to be from its services unit.
Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-blackberry-outlook-20130920,0,2142163.story

The trio came to Knight from Newedge Group SA in June 2009, where they had been co-heads of ETF trading, bringing 10 colleagues with them. Compelling Choice Browne will report to Jarred Kessler, global head of equities at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Browne said the move to a closely held firm carried advantages for his business because it may face fewer regulatory hurdles in putting its balance sheet behind trading operations. It being a private firm, in anticipation of regulation in the marketplace, leveraged currency etf list has made Cantor a compelling choice for us, he said today in an interview.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-20/browne-s-etf-team-said-close-to-joining-cantor-fitzgerald.html

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He said Goldman’s customers would be worse off if the company left the commodities markets. The comments echoed those made by Chief Operating Officer Gary Cohn in early August. Diminished profit margins in commodities and a crackdown on trading activities by other regulators had convinced JPMorgan its physical commodities business was more trouble than it was worth. The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to make a decision within weeks about whether Goldman and Morgan Stanley, formerly unregulated investment banks, should be allowed to continue trading physical commodities broadly, and investing in infrastructure assets, under an exemption to a 1999 law.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/18/us-goldman-commodities-idUSBRE98H0N020130918

“We did not bring him in here to be the water boy,” Pagano said. “He will be ready to roll.” The Colts are hoping Richardson will be to quarterback Andrew Luck what former Colts star Edgerrin James was to Peyton Manning . Said Pagano, formerly Baltimore’s defensive coordinator: “All I know is, I got a couple texts from some players I used to coach and it was, ‘Wow, congrats and thank you.’ And you know why they said ‘Thank you,’ because he’s out of the division. That tells you right there.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-farmer-nfl-browns-20130920,0,1858110.column

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Obama’s Tough Task: Getting Americans To Care About Chemical Weapons Use In Syria

Obama also marked the solemn day by leading a moment of silence at the White House and visiting volunteers at a food bank in Washington, D.C. In his speech at the Pentagon, Obama praised military and diplomatic personnel who have made sacrifices over the past dozen years — and he singled out the four Americans who lost their lives a year ago during an attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya. Said Obama: “We pray for all those who have stepped forward in those years of war — diplomats who serve in dangerous posts, as we saw this day last year in Benghazi, intelligence professionals, often unseen and unheralded who protect us in every way; our men and women in uniform who http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net/ defend this country that we love.” The Obama administration continues to take criticism from Republicans and others for its handling of the Benghazi attack. The 9/11 anniversary also came in the midst of a diplomatic crisis over Syria.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/09/11/obama-barack-michelle-911-commemoration/2797435/

In a Washington Post/ABC News poll last week, 64 percent opposed U.S. military action in Syria. There are many reasons why the public and lawmakers may be unprepared to support a U.S. attack on Syrian targets, including war fatigue after Afghanistan and Iraq and a lack of clarity from the administration about its goals. But some experts said another factor might be at play: The images, while gruesome and disturbing , do not immediately produce a clear narrative.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obamas-tough-task-getting-americans-to-care-about-chemical-weapons-use-in-syria/2013/09/11/e3815be4-1af6-11e3-8685-5021e0c41964_story.html

Obama in the eyes of the Israeli press

September 11, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm | Sniffit Brass Tacks: Corker is trying to re-establish his Teatroll bona fides after appearing to be a little too supportive of things Obama said and did. He’s trying to balance that out. September 11, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm | don in albuquerque Wow! Stop the presses! Hit the Batsignal, Commissioner! Another GOTP member slams the President!
Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/11/sen-corker-slams-obama-on-credibility/?sr=sharebar_facebook

Obama Marks 9/11 With Nod to Benghazi, Syria Crisis

“Yes, we’ve been through the crucible, and we live in a dangerous world. But from the fallen and from all who have sacrificed so that we may live free, we can take heart that ours is the greatest cause and the work before us is not above our capacity or beyond our strength. After all, we are Americans.” On Wednesday, President Obama also paid tribute to the four victims of the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya , exactly one year ago. “We pray for all those who’ve stepped forward in those years of war, diplomats who serve in dangerous posts, as we saw this day last year in Benghazi,” Obama said, “intelligence professionals, often unseen and unheralded, who protect us in every way, our men and women in uniform who defend this country that we love.” On Sept. 11, 2012, insurgents with ties to al Qaeda killed U.S.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-obama-marks-911-nod-benghazi-syria-crisis/story?id=20224628

Sen. Corker slams Obama on credibility

Maybe McCain and Co. are right, but after our experience with their wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, maybe the ability of these Republican hawks to fully foresee the consequences of involvement should not be assumed. Maybe Obama’s restraint is wiser –better for the nation– than the path of action the Republicans have castigated him for not acting. That is as plausible as their case. Maybe it was not best that the President drew that “red line” about the use of chemical weapons. My guess is that he did it because the Republicans put him in a position where he felt the need to refute their “Obama’s a wuss on Syria” attack by showing that he’s ready to flex American muscle, but there’s got to be more of our interests involved than there were then.
Source: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/11/1238285/-Obama-s-Syrian-Moves-Deserve-More-Respect-than-They-re-Getting

facility in Benghazi, Libya. During a 9/11 memorial ceremony at the Pentagon, Obama said: “We pray for all those who have stepped forward in those years of war — diplomats who serve in dangerous posts, as we saw this day last year in Benghazi, intelligence professionals, often unseen and unheralded who protect us in every way — our men and women in uniform who defend this country that we love.” Congressional Republicans continue to criticize the Obama administration for its handling of Benghazi, and say officials are covering up exactly what happened there. “President Obama promised the American people we would track down those responsible and bring them to justice,” said a statement from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “One year after the attack, no one has been held accountable.” Graham added: “Questions about what happened in Benghazi remain unanswered and the American people deserve answers.” The White House also cited the dual anniversaries in a statement about security preparations for 9/11: “September 11th has been a day of remembrance for 12 years for Americans and others around the world. “The events of last year, losing four brave Americans — Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods — brought home the reality of the challenges we face in the world.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/09/11/obama-benghazi-sept-11-lindsey-graham/2798953/

Coal Industry Cries Foul Over Obama Emission Rules

(BTU) and Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) , and utilities such as American Electric Power Co. (AEP) , have visited the Office of Management and Budget, which is reviewing the EPA proposal, and made their case that requiring carbon capture, knowns as CCS, is a mistake. By prohibiting the use of coal without CCS, demand for electricity would be met with natural gas or other cost competitive available options, but not coal with CCS, which will remain significantly more expensive, the Coal Utilization Research Council said in a filing to the White House. Eight Years The American Public Power Association, in a meeting with White House officials on Sept. 4, urged it to set the standard for coal at 1,900 pounds, and revisit the commercial availability of carbon capture in eight years.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-11/obama-said-to-ban-new-coal-plants-without-carbon-controls.html

Obama, critics mark Benghazi anniversary

The lead story on many Israeli newspapers and websites on Wednesday – after Obamas speech to the nation – focused on a potential deal between Russia and Iran that would supply missile systems to Iran and help it build a second nuclear reactor. Irans President, Hassan Rowhani, is set to meet Putin on Friday during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Kyrgyzstan. Ronald Reagan must be spinning in his gravethe Russians are making a comeback, thanks to the Obama administration, wrote Yehuda Balanga, a professor at Bar Ilan University, in an opinion piece for Maariv on Tuesday, according to a translation by POLITICO. Despite its support of the bad guys of the Middle East (Iran and Syria), Russia seems now more than ever to have a solution to the Syrian crisis in their hands. On Wednesday, most Israeli papers did not feature a photo of the president on their front pages – instead Putin and Syrian rebels dominated. The few who did feature Obama, such as the Hebrew version of Haaretz , the popular website Walla, or the English-language newspaper The Jerusalem Post , ran photos of the president from behind, looking down, or from far away.
Source: http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/09/obama-in-the-eyes-of-the-israeli-press-172362.html

How The Stock Market Reacts To Jobs Reports

The Toronto stock market went up after Canadian SmartPhone maker BlackBerrys (NASDAQ:BBRY) stock jumped more than4% following an unconfirmed report that a Canadian investor was going to buy the SmartPhone company. Its shares were up 5.9% to 11.93 Canadian Dollars apiece. Metals and mining sector added 2.6% to lead gainers driven by data out of China. Teck Resources (NYSE:TCK)rose over 5% to 29.34 Canadian Dollars a share. Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) )rose 0.3% to 36.79 Canadian Dollars per share. Financial sector gained 0.1%.
Source: http://www.livetradingnews.com/canadian-stock-market-finishes-higher-8249.htm

HOW THE MARKET REACTED: Stock indexes rose modestly, but enough to reach record highs. The S&P 500 index edged up 2.80 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,709.67, an all-time closing high. The Dow rose 30.34 points, or 0.2 percent, to 15,658.36, also a record close. SEPTEMBER 6: WHAT HAPPENED: U.S. employers added 169,000 jobs in August, fewer than the solid 177,000 expected. Combined, June, July and August amounted to the weakest three-month stretch of job growth in a year.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/stock-market-reacts-jobs-reports-20179641

Syria, Fed Speculation to Drive Stock Market

( STWD ) has priced a 25 million share offering of common stock to raise just over $600 million in gross proceeds. The company intends to use the net proceeds to originate and purchase additional commercial mortgage loans and other target assets and investments, and it included the “for other general corporate purposes” disclaimer in http://www.todayhotstocks.com the release. The $600 million compares to a market cap of about $4.04 billion, while the 25 million shares compares to an average daily volume of about 2 million shares. Apple: What Happens When Everyone Knows About a Product Release? Stratasys Ltd. ( SSYS ) is selling 4 million shares of its ordinary shares, representing close to $400 million in gross proceeds.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/companies-raising-over-3-billion-140056268.html

Companies Raising Over $3 Billion in New Stock Sales

If we read that right, traders are just fine with the level of risk they face even as they head deeper into a powder keg of a week. For what its worth, there does seem to be more room for good news than bad in the near term. Keeping Syria out of the crosshairs, which was looking more and more likely , coupled with an inspiring speech from the president later tonight could goose stocks. And unless Tim Cook completely delivers an iPhlop, Apple fans will have gotten another reason to buy more stock (plenty more on that below).
Source: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/need-to-know/2013/09/10/5-gut-checks-before-the-stock-markets-opening-bell-35/

5 gut checks before the stock market’s opening bell

Some analysts think that the tepid jobs reporta sign that economic recovery isnt completely on solid footingcould delay Feds decision to decrease asset purchases. But most believe that the Fed will at least begin to reduce a portion of the $85 billion-per-month asset purchase. Regardless, any tapering of economic stimulus should be seen as a return to economic normalcy, not as a penalization of stock market investors. We believe it is important to grasp that less accommodative Fed policies typically signals stronger economic growth and by association better stock market prospects, wrote BMO Capital Markets in a Sept. 6 research note to clients. As such, stock market performance traditionally recovers quickly following associated rate hikes.
Source: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/281361-syria-fed-speculation-to-drive-stock-market/

Tech Stocks: Nokia Still Trading Higher

Today, the company’s range of services includes a global connection to the world’s commodities futures & foreign exchanges. “We now clear our clients’ trades through five major clearing houses. Our clients have a choice between several of the industry’s top-of-the-line trading platforms and experienced professional brokers,” said Mike Levy, President at Cannon Trading. “Our business model has been and always will be based on giving our clients the resources they need; whether that is providing a large variety of platform options to suit their needs, or bringing competitive trade pricing to retail and institutional traders. Our diversification between multiple Futures Commission Merchants helps us provide our clients with an impressive variety of products and choices,” he added.
Source: http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=PR&Date=20130904&ID=16865622

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(Photo: Mikko Stig AP) SHARECONNECT 46 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Nokia shares continue to trade higher following their acquisition by Microsoft. Let’s take a look at the tech stocks to watch Wednesday. Nokia up. It’s not the 31% surge that closed the markets Tuesday, but shares of the Finnish smartphone maker are up 2% in pre-market trading after Microsoft snagged their handset business for $7.2 billion.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/09/04/tech-stocks-nokia/2761539/

China Everbright fined for insider trading

Previously, regulators and high-speed traders alike had argued that the “latency” problem could never completely go away, because information can never be disseminated by all exchanges at precisely the same instant to all investors. The authors suggest that the perpetual motion tape be replaced by a stop-motion tape. Instead of a continuous, free-for-all market, the session would take the form of a series of lightning-fast-auctions at intervals of a few milliseconds. This would give exchanges a reasonable amount of time to disseminate information (most only take a few thousandths of a second to catch up on the “direct access” feeds). It would also give traders a reasonable amount of time to place bids and offers on a given stock. The average investor would not see the difference because prices on active stocks would still be changing many times per second.
Source: http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/08/30/latency-arbitrage-costs/

Trading glitch, again, for Nasdaq

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Cannon Trading Co, Inc. Celebrates 25 Years of Futures Trading Services

Everbright president Xu Haoming stepped down earlier in the middle of the government investigation. News of the securities watchdog’s fines caused shares of Everbright Securities to tumble 10% at market open on Monday, the daily limit allowed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The China Securities Regulatory Commission began investigating Everbright after a systems glitch bombarded the market with erroneous buy orders on Aug. 16, sending the Shanghai Composite Index up by 6% in a matter of minutes. After realizing its mistake, Everbright tried to fix the error by taking short positions in index futures and exchange-traded funds, even turning a profit of 87.2 million yuan before disclosing the computer systems gaffe, according to the government.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/02/news/china-everbright-fine/index.html

Stocks are little changed in early trading as White House presses case for action in Syria

Stock futures were mixed Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, with the U.S. moving closer to a military confrontation in Syria By Associated Press, NEW YORK Stocks are mixed in early trading as the White House presses its case for military action in Syria. A Senate committee could vote on authorizing the use of force as early as Wednesday. More business news More business news The Dow Jones industrial average edged up six points to 14,815 points in the first few minutes of trading. The Standard & Poors 500 index was up a fraction of a point at 1,641.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/stocks-are-little-changed-in-early-trading-as-white-house-presses-case-for-action-in-syria/2013/09/04/ec159c5e-1568-11e3-961c-f22d3aaf19ab_story.html

Make $377,000 trading Apple in one day

The outage is the latest technical difficulty to hit the exchange, which endured a three-hour trading outage on Aug. 22. That outage was also blamed on the exchange’s price quote disseminating system. Last year, the exchange played a role in the botched IPO of Facebook. Investors were left unsure of whether their orders had been filled for hours after trading began, watching helplessly as the price soared and then plunged.
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57601350/trading-glitch-again-for-nasdaq/