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Observations & Insight EU Parliament and ECB Taking a Look At Cryptocurrencies Thom Thompson – John Lothian News Last week, which admittedly was a slow financial markets news week, headlines in the cryptocurrency press announced that a new EU report told officials not to ban bitcoin. Blockchain News said the report “. . . blasts economists who criticize cryptocurrencies.” There was no blasting. While the report prepared by an EU policy department did provide some sound bites, it was one of five reports about central bank monetary policy toward virtual currencies that the EU Parliament had requested. If the briefing…

Derivatives Hiring Spree; Barclays Trader’s Options Fraud Case to Continue Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight OCC Cleared Contract Volume Up Six Percent in June OCC OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in June reached 409,115,041 contracts, up six percent compared to June 2017 volume of 387,597,223. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is up 22 percent with 21,012,628 contracts compared to 17,174,603 contracts in 2017. /jlne.ws/2z6bg8U ++++ June 2018 Options Exchange Marketshare via OCC ++++ July 4: Which markets are closed? Leia Klingel – Fox Business July 4 falls midweek this year, which means trading volumes could be lower than usual for…

Nasdaq Launches Treasury Futures Product; Cboe Europe, TP ICAP to open EU bases John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read NFX Basis Point Value Contracts; One quarter hubris, three quarters details John Lothian – JLN The hubris is mine, not Nasdaq’s. Over 20 years ago I came up with the idea for an innovative new futures contract that would improve hedging and engage speculators in new ways in fixed income trading. The idea was basis point value futures. Today, Nasdaq announced just that: a new U.S. Treasury futures product that builds on their cash Treasury market and allows customers to use “the dollar value of one basis point” to more accurately hedge a portfolio of cash Treasurys. The…

Euro-denominated Clearing Outside London Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

In preparation for Brexit, Eurex is offering an alternative to euro-denominated clearing in London. In this video, Eurex Chief Strategy Officer Matthias Graulich talks about the exchange’s Brexit preparations and the new clearing endeavor.    Produced by Mike Forrester

Jump Moving to Amsterdam; Trade Deadline Bets; Arbitrage Is No Fun Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Miscellany for Wednesday SD John is at the Crypto Evolved conference in New York currently. According to social media coverage of the event, Coinbase is building a low latency matching engine in Chicago. In case you missed it, Jim Kharouf had a great piece about Coinbase last week. In a stunner, Germany lost to South Korea in the World Cup this morning and was eliminated from the competition. It is the first time in living memory the winner of the previous tourney has been eliminated in the first round of play. Apparently that flies in the face…

A new generation of anti-Americans; SEC judges appointment violated Constitution John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff We have produced a promotional video for the Crypto Evolved event in New York on Wednesday at the New York Athletic Club. Trading Technologies’ Mike Unetich visited our offices to give the conference a plug. Please take a look and visit www.crypto-evolved.com for more details.~JJL FIA Operations Americas Division members are invited to enjoy food, drinks and an exciting game of baseball at the 18th Annual Summer Outing in Chicago. Join the Operations Americas Division for the Sox v. Yankees on 8/8. Get the details and register~JJL FIA Announces Fourth Annual Innovators Pavilion…

Brexit’s Influence on Global Markets Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

MiFID II was more than 20,000 pages with 21 million paragraphs of regulation. Considering its scope, things have gone rather smoothly since it went into effect in January. But for Simon Puleston Jones, FIA’s head of Europe, there is no time to rest on the laurels of a successful implementation with Brexit looming.  Brexit cuts across all the other issues on FIA’s plate in Europe. One aspect of MiFID II left unresolved is equivalence assessments, which are impacted by Brexit. The Emir review this year, with its third party clearing components, is impacted by Brexit. (It makes sense the FIA…

JLN Options: Volcker Rule Rewrite; Thomson Reuters moving FX derivs to Ireland Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Volcker Rule Rewrite to Drop Trading Burden on Banks, Sources Say Jesse Hamilton and Benjamin Bain – Bloomberg Wall Street is poised to get a big reprieve from the Volcker Rule, as U.S. agencies prepare to scrap a restrictive presumption that most short-term trades violate the post-crisis regulation, three people with knowledge of the matter said. In a much-anticipated overhaul, the Federal Reserve and other regulators are planning to drop an assumption written into the original rule that positions held by banks for less than 60 days are speculative — and therefore banned, the people said. Instead, banks…

Uncertainty Still Looming – Thomas Book, Eurex Feature,Video,video

Europe can breathe only a bit easier with MiFID II preparation out of the way – there’s still much geopolitical uncertainty on the horizon with Brexit barrelling towards markets.   In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Eurex CEO Thomas Book talks about shifting investor behavior, the growth of MSCI products, distributed ledger technology and more.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Jim Kharouf