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Real time options data: Quality analytics are key

Real time options data: Quality analytics are key

When it comes to option analytics, simply having an eye on the numbers is not enough. To ensure data consistency, real time options data and analytics should be integrated with the same data source and produced holistically. Combining historical datasets with real...

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Options Market Data: Evaluating Raw and Normalized Feeds

Options Market Data: Evaluating Raw and Normalized Feeds

How do you evaluate Raw and Normalized Options Market Data? Raw options market data feeds should generally include basic equity prices and underlying fundamental data direct from an exchange or the Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA) prices. You can read more...

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How to Tame and Profit from Risk with Options

How to Tame and Profit from Risk with Options

Besides regular market-making activities, options instruments can be used to tame and profit from risk in a variety of ways: Generate alternative alpha Yield enhancement Defensive overlay: protective puts Tail hedging Event speculation The SpiderRock Option Close...

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What is Portfolio Margining?

What is Portfolio Margining?

Portfolio margining is a margining strategy used to determine how much risk a broker can take on when lending to an investor. The margin is the collateral an investor must deposit to cover the risk of buying or borrowing financial instruments with cash borrowed from...

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