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Michael Hamilton’s Talk at Hall Street Fund

Hayden Keeperman
Stillman News Editor

Hall Street Fund club members were treated to an enlightening and informative talk by Michael Hamilton, an associate at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE). Hamilton shared his insights and perspectives on the options market and its role in the larger financial ecosystem.

As an associate at the CBOE, Hamilton has a unique perspective and a hands on standpoint on the market and the factors that drive it. In his talk, he explained the fundamentals of options trading, including how options are priced and how traders use them to manage risk, and speculate on future market movements. He also discussed some of the latest trends and innovations in the field, such as the growing use of electronic trading platforms and the rise of new types of option contracts.

Throughout his talk, Hamilton emphasized the importance of understanding the underlying dynamics of the market and the factors that can impact option prices. He highlighted the role of volatility in the market. He explained how traders could use volatility indices like the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) to gauge market sentiment and make informed trading decisions.

The audience was highly engaged throughout the talk, asking insightful questions and seeking clarification on some of the more technical aspects of the presentation. Hamilton gave good insightful responses, patiently addressing each question and providing an additional context where needed.

Overall, Hamilton’s talk was a valuable and insightful look into the world of options trading and provided the Hall Street Fund club a deeper understanding of this critical facet of the financial world. His wealth of background and expertise were evident throughout the presentation, and his thoughtful and engaging approach left a lasting impression on all who attended.


Contact Hayden at hayden.keeperman@student.shu.edu

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