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Index Providers Rule the World; Unknown traders gain influence in commodities; Beijing is Making Its Most Serious Effort Yet to Tackle Its Financial-System Issues John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes The Canadian Annual Derivatives Conference is November 27-29 in Quebec City. Blythe Masters will be a keynote speaker.~JJL Seismic Foundry website is now live.~JJL OPEC’s next meeting is this Thursday. Bantix Technologies, the provider of the Quikstrike options analytics suite, has a blog laying out everything you need to know about the upcoming meeting.~SD Ever wonder when charts became such a standard part of news presentation? Priceonomics has a blog covering the origins of charts and graphs. Scottish political economist William Playfair is credited with creating the modern statistical chart in the late 1700s.~SD Nasdaq…

CBOE After Hours Liquidity; OCC on Data; Point72 algo trader hired from Citadel Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories ETH Liquidity Continues to Improve Matt McFarland – CBOE Options Blog CBOE’s Extended Trading Hours (ETH) offers trading in the Exchange’s flagship SPX, SPXW, and VIX option products beginning at 8:00 a.m. London time. CBOE made ETH available in March 2015 and has seen significant growth in 2017. Liquidity has continued to improve and has most recently dramatically increased with the entrance of two London-based dealers willing and able to commit capital to trades. Average daily volume has jumped from 4,400 contracts in 2016 to 7,500 in 2017, a 70% increase. August is on pace to be the…

Frankfurt Is the Big Winner in Battle for Brexit Bankers; Robotic Hogwash! Artificial Intelligence Will Not Take Over Wall Street; Wall Street Profits by Putting Investors in the Slow Lane John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Yesterday was a success for the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech in Chicago. We had six strong speakers who were appreciated by the audience of industry interns. Rick Cooper, a professor at IIT’s Stuart School of Business, talked about the importance of the markets for funding companies and ensuring fair prices, and how participants help the economy in general by driving out market inefficiencies. Tom Sexton, NFA CEO, said that without regulation from bodies such as his (and FINRA, and the CFTC, etc.)…

UBS, BNP, RBS Get Subpoenas in U.S. Treasuries Probe; Brussels set for power grab on London’s euro-clearing market; Tradeweb Launches All-to-All Corporate Bond Trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read You Look Mahvelous Dahling: “Mad Men” Ready to Walk the Exchange Red Carpet with Nasdaq Spencer Doar – JLN Fintech and regtech are firmly entrenched in the financial industry’s lexicon — if a new exchange has its way, “adtech” will be the next addition. The New York Interactive Advertising Exchange (NYIAX) plans to offer a guaranteed contract for digital advertising space on Nasdaq’s latest blockchain-enabled technology platform in Q4. “The advertising world is … becoming more sophisticated with how it buys and sells inventory and there are a lot of challenges around trust and transparency — knowing the…

Virtu and Citadel Securities go head to head in HFT; Multi-asset services key for buy-side execution; Why do asset prices move? Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Things I Learned About Finance Bros by (Briefly) Dating a Finance Bro Tara Isabella Burton – The New Yorker It’s not that they’re actually ever mad at the valet. They just want him to learn. /goo.gl/d7Tmpa ****SD: Good for your daily dose of laughs (and some cringes). “They will take you to very trendy experimental-cocktail bars that they read about on Gothamist. They will encourage you to try something with twenty ingredients. They will order an Old Fashioned. Every. Single. Time.” Lead Stories Virtu and Citadel Securities go head to head in HFT Philip Stafford and Nicole…

Why Stock Market Volatility Isn’t Really as Low as It Appears; An Exceedingly ‘Worrisome’ Discrepancy; Euro Trading Calm Belies Risk of Lehman-Like Volatility Spikes Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Why Stock Market Volatility Isn’t Really as Low as It Appears Joseph Ciolli – Bloomberg Correlation, it’s sometimes said, equals volatility. An index can’t swing very much unless a lot of its members are going the same way. So if you’re wondering why the CBOE Volatility Index has been so quiet lately, that’s part of it, according to Dean Curnutt, chief executive officer at Macro Risk Advisers. Stocks are charting independent courses under Donald Trump, and it’s holding broad measures of turbulence down. /goo.gl/ZoEY8v An Exceedingly ‘Worrisome’ Discrepancy Seeking Alpha As one bank puts it, investors no longer…

John Lothian Newsletter: Deutsche Börse reconsiders vote threshold on LSE deal; Black Hole of Negative Rates Is Dragging Down Yields Everywhere; London Stock Exchange Group Launches Online Private Placement John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Knowledge Is Power: A MarketsWiki Education JourneyDoug Ashburn, JLN“There is a lot of competition out there, but that is what our markets are all about. It is the essence of what we do. We innovate because of competition.” With those words, CME Group Chairman Emeritus Leo Melamed kicked off the inaugural MarketsWiki Education event in 2013. We have come a long way since then; the event has expanded its reach each year and in 2016 will visit five cities, beginning in Chicago July 12-15. For more information on the Chicago event, or to register, click HEREThe goal of…

John Lothian Newsletter: Deutsche Börse CEO braced for regulatory scrutiny over LSE deal; Ex-Citi Trader’s Bitcoin Exchange Skirts Currency Curbs; Lessons From a Bank Heist John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Education is Everything: MarketsWiki Education, Chicago 2016John Lothian – John Lothian NewsThere 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…

John Lothian Newsletter: Deutsche Börse CEO braced for regulatory scrutiny over LSE deal; Ex-Citi Trader’s Bitcoin Exchange Skirts Currency Curbs; Lessons From a Bank Heist John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Education is Everything: MarketsWiki Education, Chicago 2016John Lothian – John Lothian NewsThere 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…