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Bergstrom is chief information officer of John J. Lothian & Co. He edits MarketsWiki and JLN Options.

Did Options Markets Dive Off A Liquidity Cliff Last Month? Standard

Observations & Insight Ready to Follow Through – Chris Concannon, Cboe JohnLothianNews.com CBOE and Bats officially became Cboe Global Markets in 2017, which meant much of the year was spent laying the foundations for further integration. Of course, there was also the under-the-radar launch of a crypto futures product, too. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Chris Concannon, Cboe’s President and COO, talks about complex order book functionality, the future of a crypto ecosystem at Cboe, how Cboe prepared for more technology migrations on its exchanges and more. Watch the video and read the rest here…

NYSE in Talks to Buy Chicago Stock Exchange Standard

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff For those of our readers who celebrate Easter, I hope this Easter holiday brings your family health, happiness, and lots of love.~JJL Easter is the only time when you can put all your eggs in one basket and get away with it.~JJL We included a link to a WSJ infographic earlier in the week titled “10 Years After the Crisis.” It contained info regarding what has changed in the time since the financial crisis. Apparently, since it was published, a senior WSJ editor tried to take it offline because it contained facts that…

CME Group Seals Deal to Buy U.K.’s NEX for $5.4 Billion Standard

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series dates are set for Chicago and New York. This is the 6th year of the series that began in 2013 in Chicago. The New York events will again be held at Nasdaq at the Marketsite in Times Square. Nasdaq will again be an event sponsor. The Chicago series will be held on July 30, 31 and August 2. The first two days will be at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech. The last day will be in the offices of Trading Technologies. Both IT…

Intercontinental Exchange Announces Marketing and Communications Leadership as Kelly Loeffler Prepares to Depart Standard

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Chris White and Viable Markets have invited me to participate in their Crypto Evolved – The Innovator’s Conference. The conference will look at “As Wall Street Meets Silicon Valley, Who Will Dominate the New Crypto Currency Frontier?” The conference will be held on June 27 at the New York Athletic Club.~JJL Kelly Loeffler is leaving her role as head of communications for ICE – did you know she is co-owner of Atlanta’s WNBA team, the Dream? ~SD A big thank you to Kelly Loeffler for her service to ICE and the industry. I…

What the World’s Governments Are Saying About Cryptocurrencies Standard

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff A young man from my church is going to graduate from college in May and is looking to embark on the beginning of his career in finance. He eventually wants to work in the hedge fund area. I told him there are many paths to get there. He is an outstanding young man, an Eagle Scout from a good family and already dresses like he could be a London banker. He is the founder and president of his college’s investment club and finance director for a consulting company and his college fraternity. If…

Volatility Soars on Trade War Talk; Milder Trade Winds Help Ease Chill Standard

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Observations & Insight The Spread – Week of 3/19 to 3/23 JohnLothianNews.com The JLN team is back in Chicago to bring you a more conventional episode of The Spread. Thank heavens our teleprompter was back in action – ad libbing a poolside chat was wicked difficult. You are likely up to date on the potential Biden v. Trump title fight that was in the headlines this week, but are you up to date on the week’s happenings in options? Watch the video here » Lead Stories Volatility Soars on Trade War Talk Danny Riley – Nadex These trade wars with…

Bank of America ‘systematically’ misled clients about stock trades Standard

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Robby Lothian is home from the hospital and doing well. Thank you for the notes and prayers.~JJL My three nephews collaborated on a music video in support of the March For Our Lives movement. Here is Andrew Lothian’s “Good Guy with a Gun” music video.~JJL Our first video from the FIA International Conference in Boca Raton, FL is with Garry Jones, the former CEO of NYSE LIFFE and the LME. Jones is now done with his garden leave and looking for his next challenges. We picked his brain about Brexit, bitcoin and China….

Options investors accuse brokers of fueling sell-offs Standard

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Observations & Insight Potential CME-NEX Deal Is Full of History, Dilemma, Risk and Reward John J. Lothian – JLN For many years, the Chicago Board of Trade had cash treasuries envy, wanting to add the trading of cash treasury bonds and notes to its offerings. For many years, the CME has had cash currency trading envy. Both exchanges, now part of the CME Group, have tried to compete in cash Treasury and FX through various collaborations and initiatives. None of them succeeded. Chicago Board Brokerage and FXMarketSpace are long gone, but the desire to add treasuries and cash FX trading…

Legal battle over Credit Suisse ‘volatility’ product expands to second firm Standard

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Lead Stories Legal battle over Credit Suisse ‘volatility’ product expands to second firm Trevor Hunnicutt – Reuters The legal fight over a complex Credit Suisse financial instrument betting on stock market swings is expanding, with a new lawsuit targeting one of the product’s service providers. An investor on Thursday sued both the bank and the service provider, a unit of Janus Henderson Group PLC, over the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term Exchange-Traded Note (ETN). jlne.ws/2HGN6RP Hey, Credit Suisse—Just Because You Disclose the Risks of Your Volatility ETN Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Sued Crystal Kim – Barron’s Investors were burned…