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JLN Financials: Ratings Agencies Still Coming Up Short, Years After Crisis; Worst start to market year in two decades; Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Fall Below Tangible Book Value Standard

First Impressions Sweet 16 Honorable Mention – Technology JohnLothianNews.com The John Lothian News Sweet 16 Series featured the 16 best ideas and thoughts about exchanges, regulation, economics and technology. But there are still more great ideas for 2016 that made our honorable mention. Here are comments from more industry professionals on technology. The Sweet 16 Series drew from 38 interviews conducted at the FIA Expo Conference in November 2015. Here are comments from David Snowdon, CTO of Metamako, Rob D’Arco, CEO of Rival Systems, Stephen Kuhn, CEO and Founder of Airex, and Jim Northey, principal consultant of CameronTec Group. Watch…

JLN Options: That Giant Sucking Sound You Hear Is the ETF Options Market; Oil options lurch closer to $20 Goldman doomsday forecast; Options traders prepare for future European stock market falls Standard

Observations & Insight Sweet 16 Honorable Mention – Regulation JohnLothianNews.com Exchange leaders will be dealing with big changes at their respective companies in 2016, from launching new competing markets and dealing with new regulation to integrating new data acquisitions to expanding across different time zones. The John Lothian News Sweet 16 Series featured our best ideas and thoughts about exchanges, regulation, economics and technology. But there are still more great ideas for 2016 that made our honorable mention. Here are comments from Art Hahn of Katten, Travis Schwab of Eventus Systems, Steve Probst of Global Risk, Brendan Bradley of Eurex,…

JLN Financials: Wall Street Promotion Logjam Endures With Fleming Latest to Exit; Is the whole theory of secular stagnation a hoax?; Blunt elbows – There is less competition among banks than first meets the eye Standard

First Impressions Sweet 16 Honorable Mention – Regulation JohnLothianNews.com Exchange leaders will be dealing with big changes at their respective companies in 2016, from launching new competing markets and dealing with new regulation to integrating new data acquisitions to expanding across different time zones. The John Lothian News Sweet 16 Series featured our best ideas and thoughts about exchanges, regulation, economics and technology. But there are still more great ideas for 2016 that made our honorable mention. Here are comments from Art Hahn of Katten, Travis Schwab of Eventus Systems, Steve Probst of Global Risk, Brendan Bradley of Eurex, Justin…

JLN Options: US exchanges see mixed trading volumes in 2015; The ‘Average’ Stock Is Already in a Bear Market; OCC Publishes Quantitative Disclosure in Accordance with CPMI-IOSCO’s Public Quantitative Standards for Central Counterparties Standard

Observations & Insight Sweet 16 Honorable Mention – Regulation JohnLothianNews.com Exchange leaders will be dealing with big changes at their respective companies in 2016, from launching new competing markets and dealing with new regulation to integrating new data acquisitions to expanding across different time zones. The John Lothian News Sweet 16 Series featured our best ideas and thoughts about exchanges, regulation, economics and technology. But there are still more great ideas for 2016 that made our honorable mention. Here are comments from Art Hahn of Katten, Travis Schwab of Eventus Systems, Steve Probst of Global Risk, Brendan Bradley of Eurex,…

JLN Financials: Banks face profits hit as fog descends; U.K. Regulator Probes Lloyds Traders for Possible Gilt-Market Manipulation; Goldman Wins Debt Battle Standard

First Impressions Sweet 16 Honorable Mention – Exchanges JohnLothianNews.com The John Lothian News Sweet 16 Series featured the 16 best ideas and thoughts about exchanges, regulation, economics and technology. But there are still more great ideas for 2016 that made our honorable mention. Here are comments from more industry professionals on exchanges. The Sweet 16 Series drew from 38 interviews conducted at the FIA Expo Conference in November 2015. Here are comments from Michael Grecoff, head of sales at Cinnober, Matt Chamberlain, head of business development at London Metal Exchange, Magnus Haglind, CEO of Nasdaq Futures, Scott Caudell, Chief Technology…

JLN Options: Options Market Stalled After Decade-Long Surge to Record; Bank Options Turn Bearish as Favorite 2015 Trades Keep Unwinding; Derivatives activity slips on Fed rate rise Standard

Observations & Insight Sweet 16 Honorable Mention – Exchanges JohnLothianNews.com The John Lothian News Sweet 16 Series featured the 16 best ideas and thoughts about exchanges, regulation, economics and technology. But there are still more great ideas for 2016 that made our honorable mention. Here are comments from more industry professionals on exchanges. The Sweet 16 Series drew from 38 interviews conducted at the FIA Expo Conference in November 2015. Here are comments from Michael Grecoff, head of sales at Cinnober, Matt Chamberlain, head of business development at London Metal Exchange, Magnus Haglind, CEO of Nasdaq Futures, Scott Caudell, Chief…

JLN Financials: U.S. banks pin Treasury market headaches on high-speed trading – Fed; A Growing Conflict in Wall St. Buyouts; Fears mount over rise of sovereign-backed corporate debt Standard

First Impressions Sweet 16 Honorable Mention – Exchanges JohnLothianNews.com The John Lothian News Sweet 16 Series featured the 16 best ideas and thoughts about exchanges, regulation, economics and technology. But there are still more great ideas for 2016 that made our honorable mention. Here are comments from more industry professionals on exchanges. The Sweet 16 Series drew from 38 interviews conducted at the FIA Expo Conference in November 2015. Here are comments from Michael Grecoff, head of sales at Cinnober, Matt Chamberlain, head of business development at London Metal Exchange, Magnus Haglind, CEO of Nasdaq Futures, Scott Caudell, Chief Technology…

JLN Options: OCC 2015 Cleared Contract Volume Third Highest Ever at 4.2 Billion; As Stocks Tank, Investors Can Bet the VIX Will Soar; BGC Partners joins clean-up of bank derivatives books Standard

Observations & Insight Paul McCormick, Opening City Doors – Finding your First/Next Financial Job MarketsWikiEducation.com “There is a mismatch between the way companies like to hire people and the way graduates and young professionals like to get hired.” Paul McCormick has represented a half dozen of the biggest names in the banking world in his 30 years as a fixed income trader. Now he works as a graduate recruiter for Thomson Reuters, and also writes a blog, Opening City Doors, that helps graduates and young professionals find a place in the London financial scene. He says most companies’ recruitment flow…

JLN Financials: The Cannibalized Company – How the cult of shareholder value has reshaped corporate America; Wall Street Cop Uses Algos to See Billions in Errant Bond Trades; Default danger for US high yield in 2016 Standard

First Impressions JLN Schedule John Lothian News JLN Financials, JLN Options and JLN Environmental/Energy will not be published again until Monday, January 4. We will be publishing the JLN newsletter tomorrow, but not on Friday. We will return on Monday and publish through Thursday of next week. We wish you a safe and joyous holiday season! ++++ Ed Boyle, BOX Options Exchange – The Crystal Ball MarketsWikiEducation.com “The successful firms in this industry looked at the history, saw the change coming, and reacted by getting ahead of it.” Ed Boyle believes that everyone has access to a crystal ball. The…