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Grain volatility and La Niña; Chicago futures options fraud case; Cboe on crypto Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight An Update on the Consolidated Audit Trail JohnLothianNews.com At STAC’s 92nd Annual Mid-Winter Meeting, JLN spoke with Shane Swanson, chief compliance officer with Thesys CAT LLC, about the state of the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). The CAT will be a large trade data repository for options and equities used for surveillance and tracking. Thesys CAT is the recently formed subsidiary of Thesys Technologies tasked with developing the CAT. The plan was intended to go live in November 2017, but as the date neared, the SROs put in a one year exemptive request. While the SEC has not…

Clayton and Giancarlo on Crypto; Aramco IPO Implications; May’s Brexit talk John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), J.Christopher Giancarlo, will be a keynote speaker at Boca 2018! You looking for something to trade? CME is holding a course: Introduction to TOPIX on the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX) and Yen-denominated TOPIX Futures, which are set to launch on February 5 at CME Group. Gain a basic understanding of how to incorporate TOPIX futures into a trading strategy and how the contracts compare to Nikkei 225 Index futures.~JK JLN will be issuing a Special Report this morning on some embargoed news. Stay…

THE Infrastructure Project: Trading Technologies and Coinbase’s GDAX Partner On Deal To Connect Cryptocurrencies To Institutions Blog,Feature

Cryptocurrency trading moved further into the mainstream today with the announcement that Trading Technologies and the Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX), one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, have partnered to offer the cash products on TT’s platform. This deal is potentially huge in the development for the newest asset class, cryptocurrencies, as it represents another major player in the derivatives space expanding the infrastructure for it. TT and GDAX, owned by Coinbase, will be offered to customers beginning in March. With 19 of the top 20 futures commission merchants connected to TT, this will enable customers who already trade cryptocurrencies…

Chinese-backed bid for Chicago Stock Exchange hits a snag; Nasdaq seeks boost from bitcoin products; Clash Between Founder and Protégé Plunges Och-Ziff Into Crisis John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The FIA’s volume release today revealed global futures and options volumes in 2017 were flat, with 25.1 billion contracts traded. Options volumes were up 11 percent and futures volumes slipped 6.6 percent. The top exchange by volume was CME Group with 4 billion contracts traded, up 3.7 percent from 2016, followed by the National Stock Exchange of India with 2.4 billion contacts, up 16.3 percent and the Intercontinental Exchange with 2.1 billion contracts (futures and equity options), up 4.3 percent. ~JK John Lothian News revamped its MiFID II page in Marketswiki. The page…

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…

Fear and Bitcoin; Goldlilocks conditions fraying; China bond put options Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Investors shrug off U.S. government shutdown, dollar dips David Randall – Reuters World stocks and U.S. bond markets largely shrugged off a government shutdown in Washington on Monday, although the dollar pulled back and wallowed near three-year lows as the euro resumed its strong start to the year. jlne.ws/2F4EBif ****SD: The pre-open view from TD’s JJ Kinahan Shutdown Weighs, But Markets Seem to Take Stalemate In Stride So Far. Of course, as of this writing, it looks like the Senate is going to get a funding bill passed. So, see ya in a few weeks when we…

SEC Pours Cold Water on Prospect of Bitcoin ETFs; Rolling back regulations often comes before a financial meltdown; Bond Markets’ Last Line of Resistance Faces Digital Encroachment John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff I will be in Washington, DC on Monday and Tuesday for the Technology Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday at the CFTC. ~JJL IMC was in the builtinchicago list of “The 10 coolest Chicago tech offices we saw in 2017”. ~JJL This, from https://goo.gl/xGjaTW|today’s New York Times piece, “‘Every time you transfer a cryptocurrency, you might trigger a gain and pay a tax,’ said Selva Ozelli, a tax lawyer and accountant.” ~JK There’s a new report out from WalletHub regarding 2018’s [U.S.] Cities with the Highest and Lowest Credit-Card Debts. Chicago comes in the…

Hudson River to acquire Sun Trading as HFT continues to contract; What Could Kill the Bitcoin Boom; BitConnect Closes Exchange as States Warn of Unregulated Sales John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read You Can’t Rain On Our Parade: Cboe’s Big 2017 Includes Bitcoin Futures. Can It Overcome Regulatory, Margin and Volatility Headwinds? Jim Kharouf – John Lothian News To hear Cboe Global Markets Chairman and CEO Ed Tilly tell it, his exchange group is firing on all cylinders and adding new ones to the engine. The exchange boasts the top US equity options market and has a lock on volatility products with the VIX futures and options and related exchange traded products. Cboe now has the top pan-European equity market and the second ranked US stock market, as well as…

You Can’t Rain On Our Parade: Cboe’s Big 2017 Includes Bitcoin Futures. Can It Overcome Regulatory, Margin and Volatility Headwinds? Commentary,Feature

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To hear Cboe Global Markets Chairman and CEO Ed Tilly tell it, his exchange group is firing on all cylinders and adding new ones to the engine. The exchange boasts the top US equity options market and has a lock on volatility products with the VIX futures and options and related exchange traded products. Cboe now has the top pan-European equity market and the second ranked US stock market, as well as a burgeoning FX business. As the migration of its exchanges onto the Bats trading platform continues, with Cboe Futures Exchange due up next month, its technology is taking…