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Treasury future and options trades favour lower yields Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight OCC Statement On Passage Of H.R. 5749 Press Release “OCC and the U.S. Securities Markets Coalition applaud passage of H.R. 5749, the Options Markets Stability Act. Passage of this legislation, sponsored by Representatives Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Bill Foster (D-IL), is an important step forward in helping ensure that market makers can provide vital liquidity for investors who use the U.S. equity options markets to help manage their financial risk. OCC appreciates the leadership of Representatives Hultgren, Foster, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) and the other members of the…

Bill Gross of Janus blames Fed for ‘fake markets’; Speed Traders Race for Autism Research John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff The Financial Times has a special section today, which we have highlighted below Exchange News, titled “Exchanges, Trading and Clearing.” The subheadline is “In this edition: experts are unsure how changes to EU rules governing financial services will work; London’s role as global hub faces Brexit threat; algorithms take grip in US commodities trading.”~JJL |T4Youth, Chicago’s charity ping pong tournament for the tech and finance communities, is back for its fourth year! Join us at SPiN Chicago on November 15 to compete with industry peers such as DRW, Citadel, Belvedere Trading, Trading…

JLN Managed Futures: Redemptions Continued In March, Q1 Flows Negative; 4 cyber security keys for CTAs; Commodity Hedge Funds Are Hot Again Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary BlackRock Capital Market Assumptions BlackRock Institutional The BlackRock Investment Institute publishes capital market assumptions every quarter. We cover two time horizons: long-term equilibrium capital markets assumptions that can be used as key inputs for strategic asset allocation, and five-year assumptions that take into account how we think current economic and market conditions will play out in the medium term. bit.ly/1QFzP8e ***DA: This graph was sent along to us last week. Given the tepid forecast for traditional assets, perhaps alternatives deserve a greater look. 180 Years of Market Drawdowns by Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense “We tend…

JLN Managed Futures: Strong start to 2016 for CTAs; Liquidation of MF Global Comes to an End; Goldman Sachs Abandons Five of Six ‘Top Trade’ Calls for 2016 Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Better Late than Never JLN Managed futures apologizes for being a day late in the delivery of the mid-month edition. Today’s issue brings you a bit of everything from lousy performances from hedge funds and John Paulson in January (but a 2009-esque surge for managed futures), to an informative video interview with Allison Yacker, of Katten Muchin Rosenman, on the keys to seed investor deals for emerging managers. If you don’t know much about seed money deals, here’s a great starter. Germination And Emergence: Allison Yacker on Emerging Manager Seeding Arrangements JohnLothianNews.com In the trading space, much like the…

JLN Managed Futures: How to Get Commodity Exposure Without Taking Delivery; Convergex Partners with FCStone to Launch Futures Prime Brokerage; Managed Futures October Performance Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Emerging Manager Forum, Miami is Just Around the Corner Doug Ashburn – JLN The last of the 2015 CTA Expo lineup, Emerging Manager Forum, takes place on December 10 at the Eden Roc Hotel Miami. While each event provides a great, relatively low-cost way to engage with fellow CTAs, allocators and service providers, the Emerging Manager Forum is particularly focused on the critical issues facing the emerging community and the capital sources that invest with them. The word from the conference host is that registrations are running about 60 percent ahead of last year’s, so we expect a robust…

JLN Managed Futures: The Top 10 Managed Futures Performers of September; Carlyle-Owned Hedge-Fund Firm Hands Investors a Big IOU; Alternative funds are taking center stage Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Emerging Manager Forum Miami, December 10, 2015 Emerging Manager Forum is a unique forum for money raisers and asset allocators to meet and discover fund managers and promote alternative investing. From dedicated presentations to opportunities for networking, Emerging Manager Forum provides a forum for allocators and fund managers to do business. ***DA: Have a look at the video we shot last month, and consider a trip to Miami next month. Katie Burgoon, Trading Technologies – Gone But Not Forgotten: How The Floor Trader Mentality Can Prepare Everyone For Success JohnLothianNews.com “You would never have met a floor trader who…

John Lothian Newsletter: Deutsche Boerse Said to Plan Elimination of 35 Managerial Jobs; LSE sells Russell Investments to TA Associates for $1.15bn; Bill Gross’s Lawsuit Against Pimco: A Look Inside John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Fusion, Confusion & Illusion in the Stock Market | Ricky Cooper | TEDxIIT TEDx Talks People who patiently find everything they can about a company before purchasing it, buy from people who don’t know what the company they are selling actually does. Does this melding of different ideas lead to good outcomes for society, or just confusion? jlne.ws/1hu1I9q **** We wanted IIT Stuart School of Business professor Rick Cooper to speak at our Summer Intern Education series in Chicago this summer, but he was out of town. He did however give a real TED Talk and here it…

John Lothian Newsletter: Black Swan Dangers May Lurk in Emerging Markets Amid Greece Risk; Traders anxious ahead of extra second in day; NY bank watchdog sinks teeth into Isdafix rigging John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read John Lothian News Special Report: Unchained: How Blockchain And Bitcoin Are Going Mainstream Please click on the Special Report image to see the full report, which includes a full feature story, videos from Hans-Ole Jochumsen on Nasdaq’s efforts in blockchain technology and Adam Honoré, CEO of the fintech consulting firm MarketsTech, as well as the best recent Top Stories on the topic. ++++ JLN Summer Intern Education Series To Hit New York And Chicago John Lothian News John Lothian News is hosting its third annual MarketsWiki Education 2015 Chicago and New York World of Opportunity Summer Intern Education…

JLN Managed Futures: Hedge Funds Up 0.35% in May; The Rise of the Virtual Adviser; Managed futures death greatly exaggerated Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary A Fresh Look: Gate 39’s Stiles Brings New Tear Sheets and CTA Database To Managed Futures JohnLothianNews.com Shane Stiles, founder of Gate 39 Media, hasn’t seen much he likes about the managed futures and hedge funds investor reports, so he built out a new tearsheet design application. Now he wants to help investors and fund managers find each other with a new database. Watch the video » To see the full layout and design: click HERE. Is Pro Rata an Accident Waiting to Happen? Special Report by Ginger Szala – Advantage Futures The New Year surprise happened fast: the…