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U.S. Launches Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation; Fed to consider Volcker Rule modification John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Word has it that Kraken is about to open an office in Chicago, following a move by Coinbase aimed at attracting institutional customers to their exchanges.~JK The tZERO and BOX Digital Markets deal announced Tuesday could completely disrupt the venture capital and capital raising space, Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, the parent of tZERO, told me. More to come on that next week.~JK ALTSO’s Rocktoberfest London event is right around the corner – June 6.~SD A quick note on the Italian bond futures story yesterday, Italy Rout Wipes Five Billion Euros From Bond…

Chicago retains role as capital of derivatives industry; Fintech Firm Could Help Unravel Mysteries Behind Flash Crashes; Who Cares About the Fed? Not the World’s Biggest Bond Fund John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Philip Stafford, Financial Times – “The Most Valuable Commodity I Know of is Information” MarketsWikiEducation.com “A market without information doesn’t trade, doesn’t move anywhere. It’s illiquid. Nothing happens and everybody goes away — [that’s] the last thing anyone wants. So information ends up being the most critical thing of all.” Philip Stafford of the Financial Times is both an insider and an outsider in the financial world. He does not make markets, code risk management software or hawk new share offerings to prospective clients. On the other hand, he speaks with people from all corners of the the…

Telling the Story Blog,Commentary

  We need you to tell a story and help us fill up our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity events in Chicago and New York. We love to tell stories. People in this industry are always telling stories about the markets. We replay the day’s trading with our fellow traders or friends. We tell strangers about the amazing things that happen in the markets. Everyone talks about some market event or action – even cab drivers sometimes, according to industry lore. Those events, that market action and happenings, and the stories, have attracted thousands of young people into our markets…

Education is Everything Blog,MarketsWiki Education

There are lots of ways to get an education. One of the questions we ask in our John Lothian Profiles videos is “What did the markets teach you the hard way?” Getting taught the hard way is certainly one way to learn. But so is learning from the experiences of others. Learning from others is at the heart of the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series. We wanted the young people looking at our industry to hear from some of the people who helped build it into what it is today, and from some of the people who are building…

MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Series 2016 Schedule Announced Blog,MarketsWiki Education

4th Annual Education series will stop in four cities in 2016 Do you want to help the next generation? The 4th Annual MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series is coming to five cities in 2016, including Chicago on July 12th, 14th and 15th, New York on July 19th and London, Paris and Frankfurt in late October. Interns, new employees and anyone interested in learning more about the past, as well as present opportunities and careers in the capital and derivatives markets should attend. Registration for the Chicago and New York events is now open. The goal of the series is…

MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Series 2016 Schedule Announced Blog,MarketsWiki Education

4th Annual Education series will stop in four cities in 2016 Do you want to help the next generation? The 4th Annual MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series is coming to five cities in 2016, including Chicago on July 12th, 14th and 15th, New York on July 19th and London, Paris and Frankfurt in late October. Interns, new employees and anyone interested in learning more about the past, as well as present opportunities and careers in the capital and derivatives markets should attend. Registration for the Chicago and New York events is now open. The goal of the series is…

Brexit: The View from the Windy City Blog,Commentary

Henry VIII picture courtesy of Wikipedia

On June 23 of  this year, the United Kingdom will hold a referendum to decide whether to exit the European Union. The vote has all of the hallmarks of a decisive, or potentially divisive, event. As students of history may know, on June 23, 1532 (which incidentally was also a leap year) Henry VIII, the King of England, entered into a secret agreement with the King of France, Francis I to the detriment of Charles V, the ruler of the Spanish and Holy Roman Empires. The underlying reason for the secret pact was apparently concern that Charles V was attempting…

2015 Conference on High Frequency and Algorithmic Trading Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

When: Monday, November 2, 2015 Where: Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business – Downtown Campus 565 West Adams Street Chicago, IL 60661 The IIT’s Stuart School of Business is hosting a conference on HFT and algorithmic trading on November 2, one day before the Fall 2015 STAC Summit, and two days before the start of the FIA Futures and Options Expo, both in Chicago. The IIT event will feature keynote speaker Craig M. Lewis of Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management as well as James Overdahl, former chief economist at both the SEC and the CFTC, along with…

Women In Listed Derivatives 4th Annual Symposium | The Evolution of Women in Listed & OTC Derivatives Interview,Video

October 15, 2015 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM with networking drinks until 8:00 PMFederal Reserve Bank of ChicagoThird Floor Conference Center230 South LaSalle StreetChicago, Illinois Cost is $50 Come join us for an interesting and inspiring symposium on the constant changing nature of the derivatives industry and the role of women in it. Three panels – The Generation Shift; Evolution of Women in Risk and IT Roles; and Evolution of Trading – will feature 11 speakers, as well as remarks from Craig S. Donohue, the executive chairman of OCC. Register at: https://wilderivatives.wufoo.com/forms/rsvp-for-wild-2015-symposium/