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Man vs. Machine in Battle for a Better Stock Index; Strategy of ADM approach to Bunge; DTCC’s Vision For U.S. Equity Market Structure John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff SGX reported that the Emerging Markets Asia Index jumped 40 percent in 2017, surpassing the 20 percent rise in the MSCI World Index. SGX’s MSCI Taiwan Index rose 14 percent. ~JK Part 2 of CME Group’s five-part Webinar Series “Inside Eurodollar, US Treasury and Fed Fund Futures Markets” takes place this Wednesday, Jan 24. The topic is the practical application of U.S. Treasury futures. You can go here to register.~SR HKEX set a new turnover record in futures and options today, with a day session record of 1,779,740 contracts and whole day total…

No-Deal Brexit Could Cause Finance Chaos; ADM makes takeover approach to Bunge; Louis Dreyfus turns to blockchain John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff In case you missed it, the government shut down. The Senate has a noontime vote scheduled to reopen with three more weeks of funding. If you’re curious which states get hit the hardest by a federal shutdown, checkout the 2018 Government Shutdown Report. ~SD The CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee Meeting set for Tuesday has been postponed due to the government shutdown. No new date has been determined. This shutdown my plans to attend the meeting in Washington, DC.~JJL Yes, some deals still use fax machines. The FT story today said the use of…

Mystery of Russian Crime Gang, ADM Brokers Solved in U.K. Court; SEC poised to shorten settlement cycle for securities trades; The Banker-Turned-Seminarian Trying to Save Citigroup’s Soul John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Boca Bits JLN Staff During the exchange leaders panel, panelists were asked what company and city would dominate swaps clearing in 5 years. During CME Group CEO Terry Duffy‘s response, he (again) raised the spectre of the CME Group moving out of Chicago by refusing to say where CME would be headquartered in a half decade. The consensus from the Washington Outlook panel was it will be extremely difficult for any reforms (read Dodd-Frank) to make it through Congress, so significant regulatory shifts will emerge from the agency level. Chris Giancarlo got a standing ovation at FIA Boca,…

John Lothian Newsletter: NYSE to sell stakes to plug capital gap; Bats Europe Said to Seek U.K. Exchange License; ADM in talks with feds on bribery probe John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

NYSE Euronext, faced with new European regulations for clearing, plans to sell an assortment of stakes in other ventures in order to build a bigger capital buffer. Bats Chi-X Europe sets forth to become the first alternative trading system to register as an exchange. Archer Daniels Midland is said to be discussing bribery allegations with US regulators, and may face penalties for bribing foreign officials. In First Read today, take a look at the new MarketsWiki.tv interview with Harrell Smith, who talks to JLN’s Doug Ashburn about several critical topics affecting FX, including the regulatory landscape, algorithmic and high-frequency trading,…

JLN Managed Futures: The Secrets of The World’s Greatest Traders; Hedge Fund ETF Weapons Turn Dangerous For Solo Investors Managed Futures,Newsletter

In this issue of JLN Managed Futures, hedge fund ETFs are apparently lethal weapons in the hands of non-savvy investors. Commodities run the risk of “de-financialization” according to Dan Kemp in a Reuters story. The illustrious David Einhorn professes his love of gold as an asset class and, at the same time, mocks Warren Buffett for his “cash is king” philosophy. Finally, Dan Hart of Cortland Fund Services discusses series trusts with JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf.