Russell Rhoads’ Derivatives Look Forward: RFQ Expanding in the Listed Options Space

Listed options volume in 2019 was a bit off 2018’s record, but single-stock options trading gained in 2019, and the volume was spread around more names than it has been in the past, reports TABB Group head of derivatives research Russell Rhoads, who notes that bigger block trades in the equity options space are becoming more commonplace, likely aided by the increase in usage of request-for-quote systems. In this week’s look forward, Rhoads highlights some of the trends that popped up in the options markets last year before turning to the benefits of RFQ platforms as tools to seek out liquidity in the listed options markets. RFQ can offer the best of open outcry and electronic trading of options, he says.

Related article: “Can RFQ Quench the Buy Side’s Thirst for Options Liquidity?

Source: TABB TV

Categories: Derivatives, Fintech / Crypto, Regulatory

Topics: Derivatives trading, Equity options, Trade Process Analysis, Trading volumes

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