Marty Kearney

Marty Kearney

Mr. Kearney began his long association with the CBOE when he became an independent Market Maker in early 1981. Mr. Kearney traded options full time on the trading floor until 1992 and periodically thereafter until 1996. In early 1992 he became a founding partner and Registered Options Principal of a brokerage firm based in Chicago, a member firm of the CBOE. Mr. Kearney’s responsibilities included development and implementation of hedging and trading strategies using listed options for their institutional clients as well as their retail investors. Mr. Kearney is the co-author of Understanding LEAPS®, published by McGraw-Hill, September 2002. He has been a regular contributor to many news services including Reuters, Derivatives Week, BARRON’S, CNBC, Bloomberg, Group W, The CBS Radio Network, FORTUNE, Ticker Magazine, Stock Futures and Options, BBC TV and Radio, NPR, and others. Mr. Kearney served on various committees at the CBOE, including the Arbitration Committee from 1984 to 1996. Prior to joining the CBOE Mr. Kearney was a marketing director for NCR Corporation. Mr. Kearney is a graduate of St. Mary’s University (MN), BS, 1971, and pursued his MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. In 2006 he completed a 3-year SII/SIA program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.28.15

Greek official says agreement should be worked out by Sunday, EU says “not so fast”.  Shanghai Composite off 6.5%, HSI lower by over 2%, giving up gains accrued over last two weeks.  Weekly Jobless Claims slightly higher than expected.  Housing data later this morning, GDP revisions tomorrow.  Two game sevens in NHL semi-finals.  Volatility as […]






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“Thanks to a Fine Canadian Doctor…”

(Editors Note: The following are thoughts from a floor trader friend on Memorial Day, who wishes to remain anonymous.  We have edited in this year’s dates and times. We ran this blog the last few years going into Memorial Day and received several nice comments.  We hope you enjoy it). “Memorial Day” was called “Decoration […]






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May VIX Settlement Reminder 5.19.15

Settlement Reminder: Today, Tuesday, May 19th is the last trading day for May in the following: VIX, RVX, VXN, GVZ, OVX, VXEEM, VXEWZ, and VXTYN futures* and options. These contracts settle tomorrow, Wednesday morning, May 20th. PLEASE NOTE:  VIX options with an expiration date of May 20th, 2015 will cease trading at 3:15 p.m. CDT […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.18.15

Option expiration with good volume Friday. European markets weary of Greece drama, but it looks like something might be finalized in next 10 days.  US stock futures off fractionally.  Housing data today, tomorrow and Thursday will be watched.  10-year 2.18%.  Stories around about European banks being analyzed by credit agencies.   Long weekend coming up, details […]






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VIX April Settlement Reminder 4.15.15

Settlement Reminder: Today, Tuesday, April 14th is the last trading day for April in the following: VIX, RVX, VXN, GVZ, OVX, VXEEM, VXEWZ, and VXTYN futures* and options. These contracts settle tomorrow, Wednesday morning, April 15th. PLEASE NOTE:  VIX options with an expiration date of April 15th, 2015 will cease trading at 3:15 p.m. CDT […]






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CBOE Risk Management Conference is Two Weeks Away

I received two inquiries this morning about CBOE’s 31st Annual Risk Management Conference (RMC), March 4 – 6, 2015 in Carlsbad, California.  It is being held at the Park Hyatt Aviara, along the Pacific Ocean, 25 miles North of San Diego California. The agenda, topics, speakers and registration forms are available at http://www.cboermc/agenda.  There is […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.13.15

Earnings continue to roll in, several misses and downgrades (GPS, Abercrombie).  Overseas markets higher except Japan.  Greece with softer tone as their financial situation deteriorates.  Expect this mornings action to be early, as Presidents Day long weekend upon us.  Volatility as an asset class: AIG (AIG) is down $0.87 to $51.58 in the premarket after […]