If one was to believe the picture that most Western media outlets are painting, Ukraine has been lost to Russia. Two recent energy deals that Ukraine has reportedly made, one with Russia and the other with Slovakia, however, show that the reality of the situation is slightly more complex.
The stock market could use a healthy correction soon, before prices start rising at an unsustainable pace.
An investor bought $5.12 million in call options that will be profitable if the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index jumps at least 50 percent in the next four months.
CFTC Commissioner Mark P. Wetjen is poised to be voted acting chairman of the top U.S. derivatives regulator within days.