YM options

Discussion in 'Options' started by bebe, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. bebe


    Excellent liquidity on the new emini Dow options. Bid/ask spreads should be narrower though (average 6 - 9 tics on atm's). Let's hope for the best.:)
  2. ig0r


    Where is it traded? Can I get it through IB?
  3. bebe


  4. r-in


    find quotes , open interest, volume for options on the website. Could you post a link to that? Thanks
  5. Even more liquidity will come in,
    when IB let their customers trade that stuff.

  6. ktm


    Any idea when that will be. I see futures offered on the IB site, but the only futures opts were on the 30yr. Are the YM futures options traded electronically?

    I would trade the YM futures options if IB offered them....would be a nice hedge for my SPX stuff.
  7. Sashe


    I get YM options quotes via IB, dunno why everyone cant find them. Can trade them too
  8. Xenia


    1) Mini-sized Dow options (OYM). I hope that we can trade them soon with IB. How about next week ? I get quotes and tried to trade them, but no success (retail account). TWS tells me that I need "trading permission" (... which I already have, so what ?).
    2) You cannot trade those T-bond options (OZB) (although mentioned on IB´s website)
    as a retail customer. I was told that they are for "institutional accounts" only.
  9. bebe


    It is a sad thing that we, in the US, have been forced to tolerate wide bid/ask spreads (that's how the system works). E.g. the bid/ask spreads yesterday (YM) were between 4 - 7% wide all day long (March at-the-money). Equity SPX options stay 5 - 10% wide.
    If you look around overseas, you'll see how a real options market should look like (we are talking about very narrow spreads AND instantenious electronic execution - what you see it what you get - at once!). Look at for example the Amsterdam market:
    http://www.aex.nl/aex.asp?taal=en , click Market Information,
    Options Market, check All Series, go to Index Options, choose AEX Index and you'll see their market data. Scroll down to find the March at-the-money (360) contracts. You'll see that at any time, their bid/ask spread is around 1.5-2% - all the time. No "American-style" 8-10% wide spreads here! They have a lot of marketmakers - and their job is to keep the spreads reasonable (by their standards). Would not it be nice to have something similar in the US?:mad:
    #10     Feb 12, 2004