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Feature Highlight: Economic Calendar

To access QuikStrike’s Economic Calendar, login to QuikStrike, click on QuikTools in the upper right hand corner and click on Economic Calendar:   This will bring up the economic calendar. You can change the timeframe in the top-center of the window. Available options are Today, This Week, Next Week, One Week, and One Month.

What Comes After Bitcoin Futures?

CBOE and CME are both listing Bitcoin futures products in the upcoming couple of weeks (see below for a few differences or go to our blog post for a more robust contract comparison and how to view bitcoin in QuikStrike). Established exchanges are better positioned to handle large volumes of trading like those that have presumable hobbled the […]

Bitcoin Futures: CBOE vs CME

The following table is a consolidation of the best information we have at the time of writing, please consult the relevant exchanges for official specifications and updates.   CBOE CME Trading Starts 5pm CT Sunday Dec 10th, 2017 5pm CT Sunday Dec 17th, 2017 Ticker XBT BTC Settlement Cash Settled Cash Settled Price Quote Currency […]

Bitcoin in QuikStrike

Did you know you can view Bitcoin in QuikStrike? Under the Benchmark Summary section click on “BRTI Chart” in the left hand navigation: BRTI – CME CF Bitcoin Real Time Index An intraday (updated continuously), USD denominated reference rate for Bitcoin transactions calculated from consolidated order book data rather than trade prices. Similar to a […]

Understanding Volatility Cones

Volatility cones can be a powerful tool for options analysis but many traders don’t know how to use them. They normalize ATM (at-the-money) volatility curves based on the number of days to expiration. This gives you the ability to quickly and accurately assess a contract’s volatility level related to where recent contracts have traded given […]