SPIKES®

Auction Analytics:

March 2021

SPIKES Settlement Details

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1. SPIKES Settlement - Calculation Summary

Settlement Date
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SPKCS Value
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Settlement Time
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SPY Spot Price
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SPY Expiration
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Interest Rate %
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Vega Traded
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CRP1 Value
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CRP2 Value
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SRP: Settlement Reference Price for each SPY option, used in final SPKCS calculation.
CRP1: Cash Reference Price (used in SPIKES index calculation) at time of SRP, (unique time for each SPY strike).
CRP2: Cash Reference Price (used in SPIKES index calculation) at settlement time, (same time for all SPY strikes).

Commentary

The SPIKES settlement auction for March 2021 was conducted smoothly without any issues. The settlement value was slightly higher than the spot index values.

2. SPIKES Settlement - SPY Options Summary

SPY Strikes
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SPY Calls
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SPY Puts
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Total Volume
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Call Volume
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Put Volume
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Net Volume
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ATM Volume
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Projection Ratio
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Commentary

There were no SPY option trades during this SPIKES settlement. The mid-price of National Best Bids and Offers (NBBOs) were used for all SPY options included in the final settlement calculation.

3. SPY Options Volume & Price Analysis by Strike Range

Number of Strikes

PUT 2   -

PUT 1   -

ATM   -

CALL   -

Volume per Strike

PUT 2   -

PUT 1   -

ATM   -

CALL   -

Rel. to Prior Day's Vol.

PUT 2   -

PUT 1   -

ATM   -

CALL   -

Rel. to Open Interest

PUT 2   -

PUT 1   -

ATM   -

CALL   -

Median CRP Range

PUT 2   -

PUT 1   -

ATM   -

CALL   -

Median SRP Position

PUT 2   -

PUT 1   -

ATM   -

CALL   -

Projection Ratio

PUT 2   -

PUT 1   -

ATM   -

CALL   -

Commentary

Relative to the Cash Reference Prices (CRPs) used in the SPIKES index calculation, the Settlement Reference Prices (SRPs) were slightly higher across the entire strike range.

4. SPIKES Settlement SPY Options Volume vs Projection

Compare actual settlement options volume with variance swap formula projection.

Commentary

There were no SPY option trades during this SPIKES settlement auction.

5. SPIKES Settlement and Cash Reference Prices

A visualisation of the settlement option prices and their equivalents in the SPIKES index calculation.

Commentary

The Settlement Reference Prices (SRPs) were a few cents higher than the corresponding CRP values at some of the near-the-money strikes and up to 2c higher in the out-of-the-money strikes.

6. SRP vs CRP Comparison

Strike by strike comparison of SRP and the corresponding CRPs.

Commentary

The CRP range for the SPY options was up to 5c wide at the near-the-money strikes and mostly 0c wide at the out-of-the-money strikes. The SRPs were often a few cents higher than the CRP values across the entire strike range.

7. Alternative Settlement Values

Replace some or all of the SRPs with the CRPs in the settlement calculation and see how different the results are.

Commentary

The SPKCS settlement value was slightly higher than the CRP values, due to marginally higher SRP values in the PUT2 strike range.

8. Alternative # SPY Options

Replace some or all of the SRPs with the CRPs and see how many SPY options are used in the settlement calculation.

Commentary

Higher SRP values in the far-out-of-the-money strikes led to three additional strikes being included in the settlement calculation than the CRP values would imply.

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