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Cognitive Flexibility in Finance – Kevin Darby, Blue Trading Systems Standard

“Don’t over-engineer it. There’s a huge tendency, especially for technical people, to make up complexity.” The problems Kevin Darby, managing partner at Blue Trading Systems, encounters as a fintech vendor are very different from those he faced as an index options market maker. In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s Chicago event, Darby talks about tackling an ever-changing problem set as your career evolves, as well as what Pac-Man and futures trading have in common.   Produced by Mike Forrester and Patrick Lothian  

Discussing “InfoSec” – Mike Phillips, VSEC Standard

“How many small or medium business can survive a $3.5 million hit? When small and medium business get hit, they typically go out of business. When the big ones get hit, know what they do? They change their names.” If it is connected then it can be hacked, says Mike Phillips, a founding partner of VSEC, an information and cyber security firm. And there is a lot to be connected – by 2020 it is estimated some 50 billion devices will be on the web.  In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s Chicago event, Phillips talks about the state of information…

How to Spot Financial Fraud – John Hague Standard

“As an auditor, if I start to look at recurring transactions and I ask the question, ‘What’s the economic purpose for this transaction?’ and I don’t get the right answer, I keep asking that question.”  Before Barings Bank went belly-up, John Hague, recently retired from RSM, recalls giving a presentation to back office personnel. Some Barings people were there – apparently they didn’t pay attention to Hague’s talk. In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s Chicago event, Hague reviews some well known frauds, the characteristics they share and some of the best market movies to watch.     Produced by Mike Forrester…

The Spread – Thin Crust Pizza – 8/24 Standard

Most of the time, we go for a smattering of everything on “The Spread.” But this week there was a story that got a lot of clicks and stirred up the pot, so we thought we’d just address the issues that arose from that.   Here are the relevant links: WSJ – A Messy Battle Brews in the Options Market Tabb Forum – Despite What You Read, The Options Industry Is Doing Great OCC – S&P Says OCC Credit Rating Unaffected by SEC Approval of New Financial Safeguards Framework Tabb Forum – July Options Market Quality Best in Almost 5 Years Produced by Mike Forrester…

Why Fundamentals are Important – Dan Basse, AgResource Standard

“If you want to be a really good trader… understand the cash markets to the best of your ability. Crawl inside of them so you know what’s going on.”  After years of market focus shifting away from fundamental analysis, Dan Basse, president of AgResource,  thinks the pendulum is finally swinging back. In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s Chicago event, Basse talks about a few essential tools everyone should have to help analyze agricultural futures markets.    Produced by Mike Forrester and Patrick Lothian

Listen Both Ways Before Crossing! – Bill Weldon, Weldon Resources Standard

“I had this happen to me. I came in in the morning.  A wonderful colleague, a great person, says, ‘Billy, how are you doing?’ ‘I’m doing great.’ ‘Really? Tell your face.’”  What is the authentic you? How do you act under pressure? Is that reflective of your authentic self? In this video Bill Weldon, who’s in the business of executive coaching after years in trading, talks about how to deal with stressful situations.     Produced by Mike Forrester and Patrick Lothian

How to Take The Wheel and Drive Your Own Career Path – Jessica Darmoni, The Title Connection Standard

“One of the best pieces of advice I could share is get involved with an industry activity.” Networking is essential for any career, but after a handshake and an exchange of business cards, what do you do? Do you follow up with those individuals?   In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s Chicago event, Jessica Darmoni, founder of The Title Connection, shares some tips for how to establish yourself and take control of your career narrative.  Produced by Mike Forrester and Patrick Lothian

Transitioning Between Startups and Large Companies – Adam Honoré, CME Group Standard

“One of the things you need to understand about yourself is how you manage your personal finances.  A lot of people don’t talk about that. But if you want the flexibility to go to a startup, you can’t do that with two car payments, and a mortgage at the top rate, and credit card debt.” All companies are not created equal. Healthcare, time off, travel – these aspects of a job will differ depending on the firm. In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s Chicago event, Adam Honoré, executive director, head of product management, data services with CME Group, discusses the…

The Spread – Caddyshack Market – 8/17 Standard

Another week, more Turkey worries. We don’t talk about that at all in this week’s options news recap, instead taking a peek at security, average bid/ask spreads and regulation.  The following are stories referenced in this week’s “The Spread”:  WIRED – Online Stock Trading Has Serious Security Holes Tabb Forum – July Options Market Quality Best in Almost 5 Years Tradeweb – Tradeweb Brings RFQ Trading To The Options Industry WSJ – Banks Say No Thanks to Volcker Rule Changes Other important stuff:  Vela – Vela announces key executive appointment; Peggy Sullivan joins as Chief of Staff The Trade – Controversial US derivatives rules resurface…