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The Spread – Bumpy Road – 10/1 The Spread,Video,video

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…

Cross-Exchange Manipulation; Credit Suisse XIV Lawsuit Update JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories CFTC Charges Futures Trader with Cross-Exchange Manipulation CFTC The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an Order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Davis Ramsey, a Florida-based futures trader, for employing a manipulative scheme to influence the prices of certain futures contracts traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (CME) and Commodity Exchange, Inc. (COMEX), both Designated Contract Markets operated by the CME Group, Inc. (CME Group), to impact the outcome of related binary contracts traded on the North American Derivatives Exchange (Nadex). /jlne.ws/2DDLATo ****SD: There are plenty of binary options enforcement actions today – more on…

CFTC and SEC Binary Options Enforcement Actions; SEC sues Tesla John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Part 2 of my interview with Eurex as part of their 20th anniversary celebration was published yesterday.~JJL Today is your last day to save on #FIAExpo registration. Keynote speakers include New Power author Jeremy Heimans and CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo. ~JJL Bloomberg reported that Elon Musk Wanted to Impress Girlfriend With $420 Price, SEC Says.” No word on whether he first said, “Here, hold my beer and watch this!””~JJL The City of London plans to restrict traffic on some key roads in order to accommodate more people working in the area in coming…

OCC margin breaches spike in Q1; Flash crash blame game Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Traders Grapple With a Big Question: Are Tariffs Priced In? Samuel Potter – Bloomberg After months of simmering tension between the world’s two largest economies, the U.S. will impose tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods at just after midnight on Friday. The key question for financial markets: will it trigger fresh volatility, or is the trade war escalation already priced in? /jlne.ws/2Kzbiv7 ****SD: Well?! Are they? Lead Stories OCC margin breaches spike in Q1 Alessandro Aimone – Risk.net (SUBSCRIPTION) The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing house, reported 38 margin breaches…

Binary options are dead; Heat wave slowing markets; LCH’s record first half John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Sunday members of the JLN team head to New York for the summer’s first sessions of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity. On Monday we are at Thomson Reuters in Times Square for one session. On Wednesday we are at Nasdaq for two sessions. The details of the events and sign up information is available HERE. Don’t forget to sign up your interns or send your college age children. On Tuesday, Nasdaq is hosting two sessions of Trading Tech 300 and Nasdaq’s Allan Schoenberg will be teaching a merit badge workshop on the Public…

Cboe Plans December 10 Launch of Bitcoin Futures Trading; VIX Options Set New Daily Volume Record on Friday, December 1 Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Cboe Plans December 10 Launch of Bitcoin Futures Trading Cboe Cboe Global Markets, Inc., one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced that Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE), plans to offer trading in bitcoin futures beginning at 5:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the start of Global Trading Hours. Monday, December 11, will be the first full day of trading, and trading will be free1 through December. /goo.gl/QmQvjD ****SD: From Bloomberg – Cboe Says It Will Start Bitcoin Futures Trading on Dec. 10, Giving it a Week of Exclusivity VIX Options Set New Daily…

Goldman and JPMorgan lead in equity derivatives; Harvest Vol Mangement profile; Spot Trading layoffs Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight 30 Under 30 Finance: The Top Young Traders, Dealmakers And Big Money Innovators Antoine Gara, Lauren Gensler, Kristin Stoller and Nathan Vardi – Forbes The Wall Street landscape is becoming younger, digitized and more entrepreneurial. Technological and innovative forces are reshaping the world of money and they can be seen on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Finance list. jlne.ws/2AG3pe9 +++++ Well You Did Ask… Highly Evolved Vol We recently moved into some new offices in a co-working space. I love it. It makes admin tasks so much easier. There is free coffee. The staff is friendly…

Fed plan threatens FCM capital jump; Shorting vol; Macquarie leapfrogs Goldman Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Fed G-Sib plan threatens 50bp jump in FCM capital Louie Woodall – Risk.net A below-the-radar move to tweak the way the US Federal Reserve assesses systemic risk could force banks to raise billions of dollars in extra capital to support their client clearing businesses, critics claim. A rule change proposed by the Fed on August 24 would require banks to include all cleared derivatives transactions in its Banking Organization Systemic Risk Report, known as FR Y-15. The report is used to calculate the capital surcharge for the eight US global systemically important banks. The new reporting requirement would…

The FBI is Organizing an International Fight Against Binary Options Fraud; Volatility, Stocks in Strange Dance; Wall Street lower as oil drop hits energy stocks – Fed eyed Newsletter,Options

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