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Jamie Dimon Slams Bitcoin as a ‘Fraud’; Barchart Launches High-Performance Cryptocurrency Feed John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff To assist the Tampa community during this time of need, DTCC is donating $5,000 to the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, which has established The Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund in partnership with several local organizations, and an additional $5,000 to the American Red Cross. They also continue to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which now stands at nearly $40,000 thanks to the generosity of their employees, DTCC’s corporate donation of $5,000 and their company match scheme. ~JJL If any NFA Members located in Houston, Florida or…

CBOE Holdings Announces Plans to Launch Options on S&P Select Sector Indices Newsletter,Options

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Lead Stories CBOE Holdings Announces Plans to Launch Options on S&P Select Sector Indices CBOE CBOE Holdings, Inc. (BATS: CBOE | NASDAQ: CBOE) announces plans to expand its suite of product offerings tied to S&P Dow Jones Indices with the planned launch of options on the 10 S&P Select Sector Indices that comprise the S&P 500, a key benchmark of the U.S. equities market. The new index options will offer investors across the globe new ways to efficiently incorporate U.S. sector investing strategies into their portfolios. jlne.ws/2wYropQ Investors Say Being Long Bitcoin Is Now the Most Crowded Trade Dave Liedtka…

US companies transformed into 800lb gorilla in bond market; Voice Brokers Beware: New MiFID Rules… John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes Markets Media Group is pleased to present its 3rd Annual Markets Choice Awards: Women in Finance event, which will kick off Markets Media Week on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Women in Finance Are Back!. ~JK Chicago Tech Rocks returns September 28, 2017 at the Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark Street. Started in 2016, CTR is unique rock & roll fundraiser. Its sole aim is to DRIVE AWARENESS and RAISE MONEY in support of select non-profit schools and project-based learning programs that are helping prepare a new and diverse generation of technology talent. ~JJL If you…

VIX creator Bob Whaley: investors don’t grasp Wall Street ‘fear gauge’; Swedroe: Embracing The Downside Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories VIX creator Bob Whaley: investors don’t grasp Wall Street ‘fear gauge’ Graham Rapier – Business Insider Business Insider recently spoke with Bob Whaley, the Vanderbilt University finance professor who created the wildly popular index. Whaley, 64, said he had been pleasantly surprised by the attention his index had received since its launch almost three decades ago. Here’s what he had to say: jlne.ws/2wVmutF Swedroe: Embracing The Downside Larry Swedroe – ETF.com It has long been known that investors have asymmetric preferences when it comes to bearing downside risk versus participating in the upside. The term “loss aversion” refers…

NYSE Wants Delay on End-of-Day Co. Announcements; T+2 Settlement; Banks join forces to create digital currency John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes Today’s featured speaker from the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago is Michael Patak of TopstepTrader.~JJL The very last page of Deutsche Boerse‘s 425th anniversary pamphlet covering its chronology from 1585-2010 simply says “Part 2 of this booklet will be published in the year 2435.” Who says the Germans don’t have a sense of humor? ~SD Did you know that Megan Morgan of Eurex created a charity named “One Refugee Child” to help give out strollers to refugees on their migration?~JJL If you would like to see a man hold a Starbucks coffee…

Yossi Beinart, Former CEO of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Dies at 61 John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Condolences to the family, friends and former colleagues of Yossi Beinart, who passed away late Wednesday at the age of 61. He stood down as CEO of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange due to illness. We knew Yossi from his days as the CEO of NADEX in Chicago. He will be missed.~JJL Most small and emerging hedge fund managers in the new AIMA/GPP Emerging Manager Survey 2017 from the Alternative Investment Management Association said they intend to add to their staff headcount in the next three years, with 84 percent planning to…

Wall Street’s Cowboy Traders Find New Riches In Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff From today’s report The Highs and Lows of Spoofing the Market convicted market spoofer Michael Coscia‘s “order-to-fill ratio (the average size of his total orders divided by the average size of orders he filled) was 1.6 percent. The ratio for other traders ranged between 91 percent and 264 percent.”~JK HKEX is closed today due to a big storm, or what some call Typhoon Signal No. 10.~JJL John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. has joined the International Commodity Derivatives Association, formerly known as the Swiss Futures & Options Association or SFOA, as a…

Thesys Technologies vs. Goliath; OIC Outreach to Advisers; Vol bets and the VIX Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Thesys vs. Goliath: That’s One Big CAT Spencer Doar – JLN FINRA, FIS, Cinnober, Thomson Reuters – what do they have in common? They are just a few of the 30 bidders who lost out on developing the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) to Thesys Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of the proprietary trading firm Tradeworx, founded in 2009. To develop and implement the CAT, Thesys partnered with IBM (which was a bidder on its own, too), as well Rosenblatt Securities and law firm Latham & Watkins. “You had some big tech companies that really understand tech but maybe…

Deutsche Börse probe widens; DRW to Buy HFTer RGM; Trump’s business councils fall apart John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read No, Not the VIX – the VSTOXX Sarah Rudolph – JLN Even your dog has heard of the VIX, the Chicago Board Options Exchange‘s benchmark volatility index, but the VSTOXX, the benchmark for volatility in European stocks, is less of a household name in the U.S. Eurex has been trying to change that by adding more and more functionality to their VSTOXX products, starting out with spot prices and futures contracts on the index and then more recently moving into options on futures and ETNs. Yesterday, Eurex and Rival teamed up for a meetup in Chicago at a…