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Re: Crypto Currencies Exploding Higher

Post by OutWest » December 7th, 2017, 5:31 pm

publicduende wrote:
December 7th, 2017, 3:10 pm
Cornfed wrote:
December 7th, 2017, 2:31 am
Is there a way to place put options on bitcoin?
There will be Bitcoin futures soon but, with this kind of volatily, how much margining will exchanges ask for and how much margining will players want to put up with?
That is a good point. Contrary to what many might think, speculative structures like a futures market tend to
Reduce volatility, at least in widely traded issues.




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Re: Crypto Currencies Exploding Higher

Post by publicduende » December 7th, 2017, 8:22 pm

OutWest wrote:
December 7th, 2017, 5:31 pm
publicduende wrote:
December 7th, 2017, 3:10 pm
Cornfed wrote:
December 7th, 2017, 2:31 am
Is there a way to place put options on bitcoin?
There will be Bitcoin futures soon but, with this kind of volatily, how much margining will exchanges ask for and how much margining will players want to put up with?
That is a good point. Contrary to what many might think, speculative structures like a futures market tend to
Reduce volatility, at least in widely traded issues.
Future markets are usually a hedge against volatility, but how good these instruments can be for the foaming crazy horse that is BTC, it remains to be seen. Case in point, Bitcoin had a ridiculous 30% hike in the space of a few hours tonight. The only instruments that can tame such craziness are exotic options: barriers, binaries etc.

The moment CME and other mainstream exchanges will start trading BTC futures, people will start to realise what mess they are sticking their hands in.

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Re: Crypto Currencies Exploding Higher

Post by Taco » December 9th, 2017, 10:36 pm

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