A $100 reward….

Related to accessing a new broker……

I’m in an awkward situation where the CME has rolled out option trading on the Case Shiller home price index futures for certain regions, but I’m not able to post quotes on those new put contracts (i.e. the ones for BOS, DEN, LAV, MIA, SDG, SFR and WDC).  I can post quotes on the four other regions (i.e. CUS, CHI, LAX and NYM) but so far, am only able to arrange option trades off the exchange, before the contract can be opened by my broker, to clear the trade.

So, I’ve tried networking, and I’ve tried social media, so I’m turning to monetary incentives.  I will pay $100 to the first person who can demonstrate to me that their broker can post an electronic quote in a put option in for one of the “new 7” regions, AND, where that broker is willing to open retail accounts.  Provide me to an introduction to such a broker, and the prize is yours, when my account has been opened.

Meantime, I’m open to engaging with others (to include discussion or trades) on puts (or calls) on other real estate indices.  Would you like to discuss a relatively short-dated, slightly out-of-the money put, on a publicly accessible home price index?  Feel free to contact me (johnhdolan@homepricefutures.com) to pursue.