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America’s Largest Private Company Reboots a 153-Year-Old Strategy John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Thank you to all who showed the JLN Team, including my son Robby, such incredible courtesy at IDX last week. Robby had a great experience and it was greatly enhanced by the friendly and professional manner in which he was engaged at the conference.~JJL At last week’s FIA IDX panel on crypto, a poll of the audience on the prospects for crypto-based products showed that 42 percent thought it was a “long-term sustainable” market/product, 32 percent said medium-term and 25 percent said it was short-term, or a flash in the pan.~JK Thou shalt…

No-Deal Brexit Could Cause Finance Chaos; ADM makes takeover approach to Bunge; Louis Dreyfus turns to blockchain John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff In case you missed it, the government shut down. The Senate has a noontime vote scheduled to reopen with three more weeks of funding. If you’re curious which states get hit the hardest by a federal shutdown, checkout the 2018 Government Shutdown Report. ~SD The CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee Meeting set for Tuesday has been postponed due to the government shutdown. No new date has been determined. This shutdown my plans to attend the meeting in Washington, DC.~JJL Yes, some deals still use fax machines. The FT story today said the use of…

John Lothian Newsletter: How Congress May Have Saved Goldman Sachs From Itself; Cargill to wind down $7bn hedge fund arm; Forex Scandal Drives Shift to Algo Trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read MFA Updates Equity Market Structure Recommendations, Urges Regulators to Conduct Regular Data-Driven Volatility Control Reviews Press Release Managed Funds Association (MFA) today updated its equity market structure recommendations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulators. MFA’s recommendations would help improve critical market infrastructure, reduce operational risk, improve the overall quality of the U.S. equity markets and strengthen investor confidence through greater disclosure and transparency. jlne.ws/1iFGq9I **JK: MFA rarely turns to the media for anything, but when it does, we notice. ++++ Managed Funds Association Announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors Press Release Managed Funds Association (MFA)…

JLN Managed Futures: How Whipsawing Grain Prices Are Affecting ADM, Cargill; Barclay CTA Index down 1.71 per cent in June; Here’s why ETFs are overtaking hedge funds Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Video Killed the Radio Star: J2’s Esposito Stresses Importance of Digital Media JohnLothianNews.com “Video is king. Video is everywhere.” Joan Esposito, co-founder of the media consulting firm J2 Strategic Communications, said that more companies are putting CEOs and other key personnel in video for their websites, internal communications and external strategies. “That’s wonderful because it puts a human face and hopefully a passionate face on the company,” she said. “But if they make a video like that and they are dull or not energetic, or not passionate, or not clear, that’s not helping your company.” Watch the video »…

John Lothian Newsletter: Gensler, Wheatley Seek to Eliminate Conflicts in Benchmark Rates; Cargill calls for commodity sector transparency; Violent And Panicky Gold Selling Collapse Bullion And Commodity Markets John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

Regulators in the US and UK consider working together as an improvement toward reducing the risk of financial rate manipulation. Commodity giant Cargill’s CEO warns that trading houses need to embrace transparency and ethical behavior, or risk becoming as highly regarded as the banking industry. After more than a year and a half of floundering, the gold market finally moved decisively down, giving market observers a reason to put a fresh label on old news, and giving traders in other markets a good reason to panic and sell their stuff, too.

John Lothian Newsletter: CME Sued by CFTC for Disclosing Non-Public Information; Singapore Exchange pushes iron ore futures launch to April; Cargill joins Wall Street banks as swap dealer John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

CME Group and two former employees are on the receiving end of a CFTC lawsuit alleging that the company inappropriately disclosed private information regarding customer trades. Singapore Exchange delays the start of trading on their upcoming iron ore futures contract until April, to give customers more time to prepare. Commodity broker Cargill becomes the first major non-financial company to register with the NFA as a swaps dealer.

JLN Managed Futures: In Defense of Managed Futures Indices; Winton CEO to step back; Commodity trader hedge funds outsmart standalone rivals Managed Futures,Newsletter

Happy New Year from JLN Managed Futures. In this first issue of 2013, Attain Capital offers a two-part defense of managed futures indices. Two major alternatives players, Winton and Fortress, celebrate the new year by announcing big change at the top. In a year where fundamentals ruled, old-line ag firms such as Cargill and Louis-Dreyfus outperformed the machines. Finally, several commentators, beginning with yours truly, take a look back at 2012 and try to handicap 2013. Observations – Statistics – Commentary Goodbye, 2012. Don’t let the door hit you on the way outBy Douglas Ashburn, John Lothian News One could…

John Lothian Newsletter: CME To Introduce Futures That Deliver Swaps; LSE makes play for collateral management market; Fed warns high-frequency trading firms John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

CME Group announces new deliverable interest-rate swap futures contracts.  The London Stock Exchange plans to begin offering collateral management services from its Monte Titoli settlement house in Italy. The Chicago Fed warns that the majority of algo traders and trading venues are relying on “others” to handle exceptions and errors in order flow.