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The NYSE’s Owner Wants to Bring Bitcoin to Your 401(k) John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The Mothering Type: JPX’s index suite shows strong July numbers and new-contract growth By Jim Kharouf It’s been a solid year for exchanges, with some welcome volatility and enough economic moves to keep it interesting. Those are common themes most markets have been able to capitalize on, and the Japan Exchange Group is well in that mix. July futures volumes showed some solid strength across its index suite with its Topix futures up 22 percent in July with an average daily volume of 1.15 million contracts. Its Nikkei 225 futures volume rose almost 40 percent for the month…

Up to Two-Thirds of Bitcoin Transactions Have No Economic Value John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff One takeaway from the CME’s second quarter earnings report yesterday: Average daily volume at the exchange through the first half of the year was 20.2 million. In 2000, ADV was just over 2.5 million.~JK B3, formerly BM&F Bovespa, posted a volume increase of 52 percent on 1.3 billion contracts for the first half of 2018. FOW noted that it topped the Intercontinental Exchange‘s volume, moving B3 into third in terms of volume behind top exchange, CME Group up 20 percent with 2.5 billion contracts and the National Stock Exchange of India, up…

How Traders Have Changed Since the Massive Selloff Earlier This Year John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter


First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff On Monday, MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity in Chicago begins with the first session at 3 PM at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech. Registration is still open.~JJL Our second video from the New York series of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity is out, featuring Kevin McPartland, managing director, market structure and technology with Greenwich Associates. This is a not to miss video of why staying in tune with market structure is really important to your career.~JJL Deutsche Boerse reported its second quarter earnings, up 10 percent to EUR687 million….

Bloomberg snatches trade data partner from rival Reuters John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Today we have the first of the videos from the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in New York earlier in July. The first video up is Jaclyn Bouchard of S&P Global.~JJL In response to President Trump’s farm aid announcement, Senator Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, said, “This trade war is cutting the legs out from under farmers and the White House’s ‘plan’ is to spend $12 billion on gold crutches.” Brian Kuehl, the executive director of Farmers for Free Trade, said, “The best relief for the president’s trade war would be…

Google Expands Blockchain Push With Digital Asset Tie-Up John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff I am taking a day trip to Camp Freeland Leslie, the Scout camp where my Boy Scout Troop, Exploring Club and Venturing Crew is spending the week. Every year there are some older council leaders who come to camp for one day, normally Thursday when we have the leaders luncheon. I am coming Tuesday for the leaders steak dinner. Despite the menu difference, I have officially turned into one of the old-timers. Arghh!!!~JJL We are one day closer to MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity in Chicago. Our sponsors for the Chicago series…

Chicago’s CME Strains to Reflect Global Grain Trade John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity in Chicago is just a week away. There is still room to sign up students and interns for the series. For that matter, anyone is welcome who is interested. See for details.~JJL For the first time in 11 years, I did not head north with my Boy Scout Troop for summer camp. However, I am going to make a day trip on Tuesday just to check on them.~JJL BarclayHedge reported that hedge funds took in $4 billion in May and assets remained at an all-time high of…

SEC votes to improve oversight of dark pools; Powell’s Crypto Comments John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff ICE‘s Data and Listings segment generated revenues of $2.5 billion in 2017 and accounted for 54 percent of its consolidated revenue of $4.6 billion in 2017, according to its annual 10-K filing.~JK The Security Traders Association of New York, Investment Traders Association of Philadelphia and Security Traders Association of Chicago are all holding golf outings in the next month or so. Join the links – for more info.~SD EEX set a daily trading record for potato futures. The 1,239 contract record is the physical equivalent of more than 30 tonnes of taters.~SD Cheers…

US Treasury market structure could pose systemic risk John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Happy Friday the 13th! Yesterday I learned I will be having hip replacement surgery. Using the logic of the sooner the better, I have decided to have the surgery on August 2, which happens to be the last day of the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago. Needless to say, I will not be at the last day of the series. Someone from JLN will be filling in for me as master of ceremonies on that day. I should be back in action the next week, though working from home, as…

Nasdaq to Provide Clearing Technology to SIX for Clearing Overhaul John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The JLN team is home after a successful day two of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity in New York at Nasdaq yesterday. We had 12 speakers who knocked it out of the park. Thank you to Nasdaq for hosting day two and for all our sponsors and speakers. Thank you too to the hard working JLN staff. The videos will start rolling out in the coming days and weeks.~JJL During the merit badge workshop on Tuesday at Nasdaq, Robby Lothian had to give an impromptu two minute speech as part of the badge….