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The Spread – Bumpy Road – 10/1 Standard

Editor’s Note: A clarification from Eurex regarding its speed bump is discussed in this episode – the latency protection functionality will be available with the annual T7 system release but IS NOT going live in December as stated in Reuters story.  The exchange has built the tool and is deciding whether or not it will go live. A speed bump? For options? Say it ain’t so, Joe! Oh, it is so? Cool. For more details on the latency development at Eurex, tune in to this week’s episode of “The Spread.” The stories referenced: –Reuters -> Eurex plans speed bumps to favour…

The Spread – Record Highs – 9/21 Standard

To put it bluntly, action in marijuana stocks this week was nuts.   Stories referenced in this week’s episode of “The Spread” are as follows:  Cboe Blog -> Cboe SKEW Index Tops 150 for Record Four Straight Trading Days; Some Cite Surge in Black-Swan Hedging Bloomberg -> It’s Never Been More Expensive to Hedge Against Falling Pot Stocks Reuters -> Tilray options on fire as pot-stock frenzy grips market Bloomberg -> Pot Frenzy Has Options Traders Piling In Produced by Mike Forrester    

The Spread – It Was Nasdaq Week – 9/14 Standard

What do an unexpected forecast for rain, long-standing animus in the clearing tech space and a speed bump have in common? In this week’s episode of “The Spread” the answer is Nasdaq.  Stories referenced:  Bloomberg -> Nordic Power Whale Losses Are Blow to World’s Oldest Market Reuters -> Energy firms, Nasdaq to prop up power market after trader default WSJ (from August) -> Regulators Probe Options Market’s Major Clearinghouse Reuters -> Nasdaq to buy Swedish trading solution provider Cinnober Nasdaq Press Release -> Nasdaq to Acquire Cinnober Quartz -> A billionaire trading pioneer is switching his company’s listing to a new…

Under The Crypto Hood With CMT Digital Standard

You can trade cryptocurrencies on a screen but that doesn’t mean they have a ton in common with traditional assets. John Lothian News Contributing Editor Chuck Mackie sat down with three members of CMT Digital to discuss the challenges posed by digital assets. Colleen Sullivan, CMT Digital’s CEO, talks about the missing infrastructure needed to bring cryptocurrency into the mainstream market. Rob Walker, CMT CTO, discusses market fragmentation and the accelerated pace at which crypto is evolving. Finally, Brad Koeppen, head of cryptocurrency trading at CMT, talks about adapting to cryptocurrencies’ sprawling ecosystem. Produced by Mike Forrester  Interview Conducted by…

The Chicago Ecosystem For Crypto Assets And Blockchain Technology – Colleen Sullivan, CMT Digital Standard

“In order to have a healthy ecosystem for a new industry you really need four components. One is government involvement/regulatory clarity, two is academic institution involvement, three is trade associations and other advocacy groups and the fourth is the involvement of the startup community and mature institutions.”  The state of Illinois has been involved early and often in the cryptocurrency space. In this MarketsWiki Education video, Colleen Sullivan, CEO of CMT Digital, talks about what differentiates Chicago from other cities when it comes to digital assets.   Produced by Mike Forrester    

The Spread – The Colo Down-low – 9/7 Standard

“The Spread” hasn’t covered Aurora, Ill. during its time on the web. We tick that box in this week’s recap.  Stories referenced:  Data Center Dynamics – CyrusOne installs 350ft tower for fast wireless access to Illinois campus (From January 2018) Crain’s Chicago Business – Data center company sues Aurora over telecom tower World Intellectual Property Review – Nasdaq patent review dropped, but court clash continues   Produced by Mike Forrester    

Rules for CEOs, Senior Managers, Interns and Bob’s Kids – Bob Fitzsimmons, Wedbush Standard

“Understand the implications, the ramifications of what you do – what it does downstream and what it does upstream. Understand the whole process.”  What do “Patton,” “The Right Stuff” and “Goodfellas” have in common? They’re all used by Bob Fitzsimmons, executive price president at Wedbush Securities, to illustrate commonsense, but not necessarily common, rules to live by.    Produced by Mike Forrester