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Jump Moving to Amsterdam; Trade Deadline Bets; Arbitrage Is No Fun Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Miscellany for Wednesday SD John is at the Crypto Evolved conference in New York currently. According to social media coverage of the event, Coinbase is building a low latency matching engine in Chicago. In case you missed it, Jim Kharouf had a great piece about Coinbase last week. In a stunner, Germany lost to South Korea in the World Cup this morning and was eliminated from the competition. It is the first time in living memory the winner of the previous tourney has been eliminated in the first round of play. Apparently that flies in the face…

BOE’s Carney Calls for Rules to End Cryptocurrency Anarchy John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Don’t Blink, The Markets Are Changing Right In Front of Your Eyes; Eighteen Years Later, Another Inflection Point By John Lothian – JLN Eighteen years after the start of this newsletter, the markets and its participants face new challenges that make reading JLN today even more important, relevant and necessary to keep abreast of the latest disruptive challenges. Today we find ourselves at an inflection point in the markets, with a new generation of digital natives discovering whole new opportunities in the markets, billions of dollars pouring into potentially disintermediating fintech and intense global interest in all things…

Bitcoin and the Value of Financial Freedom; Atlanta’s Intercontinental Exchange seeks to trade bitcoin funds on NYSE John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Women in Listed Derivatives, an organization that promotes career advancement and professional relationship-building among women in the OTC & Listed Derivatives Industry, announced its North American board of directors for 2018. The five open board seats will be filled by: Katie Cleland, Elizabeth Cook, Caroline Gillard, Ellen Greene, and Leslie Sutphen. You can find the announcement HERE.~SR ADMIS is heading to the beach for their annual Introducing Broker conference. This year’s event was held in Clearwater Beach, FL.~JJL CQG hosting a Live Ask Me Anything Event today at 2:30 CT.~JJL Yesterday’s JLN Options…

Short-VIX Trade Shows Few Signs of Fading; More BTC; Sleepy Oil; Markets Numb to Risk Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bitcoin stirs volatility fears as it heads for $10,000 Hannah Murphy – Financial Times The price of bitcoin soared to record highs on Monday and approached the symbolic $10,000 threshold even as some traditional marketplaces warned they were becoming “uncomfortable” with the volume and volatility of trading in the cryptocurrency. on.ft.com/2BmDb0m ****SD: Some folks must be making that “baby’s first taste of lemon” face. Just two weeks ago – when BTC was trading for less than $8k – LedgerX initiated it’s first long-term bitcoin futures option with a strike of $10,000 (sold/bought for $2,250.25). The contract expires…

Bitcoin’s Trading Star is DRW’s Cumberland Mining; Itiviti and ULLINK announce tie-up; BoE chief on LSE row John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff DRW’s cryptocurrency division is called Cumberland Mining & Materials LLC., named after the Grateful Dead song “Cumberland Blues,” about a hardworking miner, according to today’s Wall Street Journal story. ~JK Fun fact: In the first three quarters of 2017, $2.774 trillion of MSCI Index-based futures and options traded globally. That’s nearly 50 percent more than the first three quarters of 2016.~SD Care to express your views on cryptocurrencies without trading them? Apparently, you can buy ugly crypto holiday sweaters now (and yes, the checkout supports cryptocurrencies). Visual Capitalist has a cool infographic…

Are Chicago trading firms losing out in consolidation?; Hackers target weakest links for insider trading gain John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff As part of the sponsorship of the MarketsWiki Education Recruiting event, some sponsors get a one-minute video produced to tell the story of their internship program. Here is the one from HC Technologies titled, “HC Technologies Talks About Shaping the Next Generation of Derivatives Traders.”~JJL Congrats to Adrienne and Stuart Muir, Alison Hood, Cathy Lyall, Wendy Deguara, Clive Furness, Clare Black, Katy Birch, Jo Sullivan, Rob Alexander, Jo Shannon and Julie Carruthers, who raised £9,748.75 for NICU at Evelina on September 30th. Ibuprofen and heat/ice help.~JK From MarketsWiki: The Indian Energy Exchange…

SEC chairman belatedly learned of 2016 agency hack; CurveGlobal trades 1.5 million lots since launch John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff NFA is conducting a survey about its BASIC database. Please click HERE to offer your input. ~JJL JLN spoke with the OCC’s Mark Morrison, the clearinghouse’s chief security officer, about cybersecurity in financial markets. Check it out below. It’s not as though there have been any big headlines drawing attention to the subject matter of late… Oh, wait, what’s that? Deloitte was hit by a hack, too? ~SD LME Week is October 31 to November 3. Look HERE for details. ~JJL Congratulations to CurveGlobal on the [https://goo.gl/WfpJsB|one year anniversary]] of their launch….

Now Even the Fed’s Worried That Stock Volatility Is Too Low; Growth in U.S. Listed Options Volumes Hinges on Sustained Market Volatility in 2017; Only ‘Blind Faith’ Could Cause Me to Be Long This Market Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian William “Bill” Hagerty, Jr., former chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade and one of the industry’s great gentlemen, has passed away at the age of 87. Bill was the head of what was once the longest tenured member firm of the CBOT, Hagerty Grain, and was a customer of mine when I was a broker. From that relationship I had the opportunity to get to know Bill and came to respect him greatly. When I ran for the NFA Board of Directors back in the early 2000s as an…

BoE told to firm up oversight of clearing and other support; Biggest banks each set to be hit with $200m trading rule costs; Smaller companies fear threat from new financial regulation John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read New CEO, Updated Offices By John J. Lothian, Executive Chairman Today is the first day in the reign of Jim Kharouf as king….err… CEO of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. He takes command in our newly updated offices in the CBOT Building, which are not quite done yet. Friday we learned we had an unresolved heating and air conditioning situation that needed to be resolved. We will begin to move in the office this afternoon and hope the work is done by tomorrow. In the new game of thrones, Jim will now sit on the iron hot…