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Kevin Davitt

Kevin Davitt is a Senior Instructor for The Options Institute at Cboe, the educational arm of the Company. Davitt joined Cboe in 2015. Prior to his work with The Options Institute, Davitt was a successful Market Maker on the floor of the Cboe for LETCO Trading/TD Options as well as Market Street Securities. Davitt traded a number of Russell Indices between 2003 and 2007. Kevin also has extensive experience in commodity trading. He has worked with retail and institutional clientele in the markets. Davitt has provided commentary for Bloomberg, Reuters, Barchart, Inside Futures and various other market based media. He is a graduate of Marquette University (Finance and Political Science). Kevin is a proud Evans Scholar Alum. Outside of work he enjoys time with his wife, young son, and dog. Kevin likes to read, run, and see live music.

  • Market News | Dec 3, 2015, 3:27 PM

    Santa Claus Rally Hits Some European Ice

    Santa Claus Rally Hits Some European Ice

    Global market trade today has been dominated by reaction to the European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision and statement following their most recent meeting, which is being perceived as disappointing relative to expectations. Currencies and Bonds are at the forefront of the day’s activity, with the Euro (Currency) seeing it’s largest one day move since 2009 (in percentage terms). FXE, the Euro ETF proxy, is up over 3.1% to 107.20 after closing below 104.00 yesterday. Source: LiveVol[...]

  • The "Data Dependent" Fed Continues to Consider the Data

    The "Data Dependent" Fed Continues to Consider the Data

    This afternoon the minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting were released. Yesterday the market digested the October CPI (inflation) data. Next week, GDP (Tuesday) and Durable Goods (Wednesday) will be relatively important. Without question, the upcoming Unemployment Report (Non-Farm Payrolls) on 12/4 will be the most influential piece of economic data before the December Fed Meeting where most market participants anticipate the Fed will raise interest rates[...]

  • Market News | Trader Talk | Nov 16, 2015, 3:45 PM

    Not So HOT Bull Call Spread in Front of Marriott - Starwood Deal

    Not So HOT Bull Call Spread in Front of Marriott - Starwood Deal

    Domestic and Global M&A activity continues to be incredibly robust. In fact, 2015 is on track to be the best year ever, surpassing 2007, in both the US and worldwide for acquisitions. Much of the deal emphasis has been on technology and healthcare. These groups tend to have a number of conferences and the attendees have to stay somewhere. That leads us to the latest M&A transaction. Over the weekend, Marriott (MAR) announced their intent to buyout Starwood (HOT) shareholders in a $12.2 billion[...]

  • Market News | Strategy | Nov 13, 2015, 2:24 PM

    A Little Perspective: Will Next Month Be the First Interest Rate Increase Since 2006?

    A Little Perspective: Will Next Month Be the First Interest Rate Increase Since 2006?

    (Source: CME Group) As of 11/12/2015 the market is pricing in about a 64% chance of a 25 basis point rate increase at the next FOMC meeting which concludes on 12/16/2015. If Janet Yellen and the other voting members of the Federal Reserve choose to “liftoff” next month, it will be the first interest rate increase in the US since June 29, 2006. 9 Years 5 months and 17 days will have elapsed. That’s 3457 days. In 2006, GM reached its zenith with Hummer sales. 71,524 units in the[...]