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Best Student Traders Compete at NYSE Euronext Amsterdam Standard

By Jessica Titlebaum Students from all over the globe gathered Friday, May 6, in the Netherlands, where stock trading first took place in 1602, at NYSE Euronext, to compete for the title of “Best Student Trader in the World.” Sponsored by Aegon Asset Management, NYSE Euronext and Optiver, among others; the Trader Trophy competition tests […]

Surviving earthquake, living in tents, New Zealand’s unfazed hedge fund managers outperform global peers Standard

From Matthias Knab of Opalesque: Three weeks after the 6.3 earthquake that struck Christchurch, Opalesque founder Matthias Knab flew to Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand for the Opalesque 2011 New Zealand Roundtable. Four of the participants joined the Roundtable from Christchurch on the Southern Island. One of them was still affected from […]

100 Women in Hedge Funds Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Standard

left to right: Susan Chamberlain, Kathleen Cheevers and Laura Yunger get ready to ring the opening bell at the Chicago Stock Exchange. Non-profit organization for professionals in the alternatives industry, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, commemorated its 10-year anniversary with celebrations in New York, London, Zurich, Chicago and Toronto on Jan. 24. In Chicago, about […]

Remembering Edmund J. O’Connor, Pioneer in Listed Options and a Founder of CBOE Standard

From the CBOE: Edmund J. O’Connor, key architect of exchange-listed security options and a founder of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) – died on January 17, 2011, at age 85 in Lake Forest, Illinois. In the late 1960s, Mr. O’Connor, a highly successful grain futures trader, served on the board of directors of the […]

Captions for Leo Melamed Picture from Nikkei News Story Standard

Here are some captions that have been suggested for this picture of CME Chairman Emeritus Leo Melamed, captured in this picture by The story is located here. Top Caption Suggestions: Screw the CFTC! Trade Free or Die! Free Markets, or Freeze! Buy CME, Sell NYSE! Two Daleys, Only One Melamed! Sell Before The Bell, […]

JJLCO launches JLN FX Standard

Today John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. launched a new news service, the JLN FX blog (and forthcoming email newsletter). JLN FX provides traders, investors and other market participants with a comprehensive aggregation of news, commentary and original features about the exchange traded and related OTC currency markets.

Happy Thanksgiving from Tim Lothian Standard

Hey, I am back! And lucky for your wallet I am not asking for money this time. If you not familiar with me, I am Tim Lothian, and my dad publishes this newsletter, etc. Last time I was here I was asking for you to buy popcorn to support Scouting and my scouting activities and for you to donate money for homelessness. Both went well, I sold $1500 work of popcorn, more than enough to pay for my scouting activities for the year. I also collected $400 for Sleep Out Saturday, enough to house 16 people for a night. As…

NYSE Liffe U.S. Prepares to Become the Sole U.S. Exchange for MSCI-based Futures – FAQs Standard

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1. Is NYSE Liffe U.S. prepared to accommodate the additional volume following the migration of order flow and open interest in MSCI index-based equity futures from other exchanges? How robust is the Exchange’s technology? NYSE Liffe U.S. already lists and trades futures on MSCI EAFE and MSCI EM Indices. Our fully electronic platform is powered by the proven, market leading LIFFE CONNECT technology, featuring high speed, sophisticated functionality and a variety of advanced connectivity solutions. LIFFE CONNECT has matched more than 4 million contracts per day in 2010 year-to-date on NYSE Liffe’s European markets.

A Nation’s Strength Standard

A Nation’s Strength by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1904), in honor of Veteran’s Day. Not gold, but only man can make A people great and strong; Men who, for truth and honor’s sake, Stand fast and suffer long. Brave men who work while others sleep, Who dare while others fly — They build a nation’s pillars deep And lift them to the sky.