Advocacy & Resources

Market Metrics and Trends

A Look at Monthly Volatility and Equity and Options Volumes In this report, we highlight monthly market trends for volatility, price and volumes.   Monthly Metrics: Volatility (VIX): Monthly average 27.41; +23.6% M/M, +38.2% Y/Y S&P 500 (Price): Monthly average 3,850.52; -7.4% M/M, -13.4% Y/Y Performance (month/year): best = healthcare…

Substantive and Procedural Concerns with the SEC’s Regulatory Agenda

In recent months, stakeholders representing a diverse array of professions and perspectives have raised concerns about the potential impacts of the SEC’s regulatory agenda. Financial economists, legal scholars, and capital markets participants have identified flaws in many new rule proposals that, if not addressed, could have a range of negative…

Cybersecurity Exercise: Quantum Dawn VI

Quantum Dawn is a series of cybersecurity exercises that enable financial institutions and the sector, as a whole, to practice and improve coordination with key industry and government partners in order to maintain financial markets operations in the event of a systemic cyber-attack.