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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…

The U.S. Dollar Replaces a Broken VIX Index; Tail risks wagging the dog with Wall Street fear gauge; Oil Bets Are Biggest in 9 Years Amid OPEC, Trump Volatility Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories The U.S. Dollar Replaces a Broken VIX Index Brian Kelly – RealClearMarkets The VIX Index is broken. It no longer provides an accurate measure of the amount of leverage in the financial system. This poses a problem because central bankers, regulators, policy makers and economic forecasters all use the VIX as a the central measure of leverage. bit.ly/2fxPU68 Tail risks wagging the dog with Wall Street fear gauge Miles Johnson – Financial Times When a man goes bankrupt it happens in two ways: first gradually, then suddenly. Those who look to financial markets for meaningful information about the…