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John Lothian Newsletter: Nasdaq to Acquire Chi-X Canada; Carbon Markets Are Making a Slow, But Steady, Comeback; Citadel makes third appeal to SEC over IEX application to become exchange John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read 36 Years Later By John J. Lothian Yesterday the star quarterback during my early college years at Purdue visited my office. Mark Herrmann, now working for the University in a fundraising role, visited the offices of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. to learn about my career and story. Herrmann, like me,  is also a graduate of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue. Of course, his post collegiate career started in the National Football League, where he played quarterback for 12 years after being drafted by the Denver Broncos. Herrmann was dealt to the Indianapolis Colts in…

John Lothian Newsletter: Nasdaq to Acquire Chi-X Canada; Carbon Markets Are Making a Slow, But Steady, Comeback; Citadel makes third appeal to SEC over IEX application to become exchange John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read 36 Years Later By John J. Lothian Yesterday the star quarterback during my early college years at Purdue visited my office. Mark Herrmann, now working for the University in a fundraising role, visited the offices of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. to learn about my career and story. Herrmann, like me,  is also a graduate of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue. Of course, his post collegiate career started in the National Football League, where he played quarterback for 12 years after being drafted by the Denver Broncos. Herrmann was dealt to the Indianapolis Colts in…

John Lothian Newsletter: Why Morning Is the Worst Time to Trade Stocks; Psychological scars fuel investor jitters over Fed rates; 3Red set for ‘spoofing’ legal battle John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read All Smalls and Mediums: Richard Sandor Looks To Transform The Small and Mid-Tier Bank Sector (Part 2) JohnLothianNews.com Over the past 40 years, Richard Sandor has created some of the most successful products in financial markets, from interest rate futures to greenhouse gas derivatives. Now he’s shifted his attention to small and mid-sized banks with a new exchange platform that could transform the way in which those Main Street institutions lend, borrow and set interest rates for themselves. Sandor spoke with John Lothian News about his new venture, the American Financial Exchange, and the future for his latest…

John Lothian Newsletter: Euronext nominates Santander’s Boujnah as new CEO; CBOE, Northern Trust and Sandor team on new financial exchange; Citadel pushes into European swaps market John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Rockin Out for Kids A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) held its pre-Chicago Rocktoberfest event last night at Subterranean to raise money for kids who need prosthetic limbs or surgeries in developing countries. Ray McKenzie and Jen Justice rocked out a great cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Badlands.” McKenzie’s band and several other notable industry pros will be playing at ALTSO’s big events in New York and Chicago next month. ALTSO’s 12th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest will be held in New York at Capital on October 15 and Rocktoberfest in Chicago will be held on October 22. Tickets for…

John Lothian Newsletter: China freezes Citadel unit’s account in war on stock speculation; Renewable energy sector runs the risk of overpowering market; Commodity Rout Spurs Worst Resource Currency Meltdown in 7 Years John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read 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: ‘Groundhog Day’ Sets Tone for Assault on Europe’s Futures Giants; irtu IPO Tests Perceptions of High-Speed Trading; Ben Bernanke Will Work With Citadel, a Hedge Fund, as an Adviser John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Best of Both Worlds: Fidessa’s Steve Grob on Keeping Tech Costs Low JohnLothianNews.com With rapid changes in the financial industry, firms are challenged to keep their technology robust and resilient while at the same time being secure and compliant, says Steve Grob, director of group strategy for Fidessa. He spoke with John Lothian News at the FIA Boca conference about this technology balance as well as what companies like Fidessa are doing to address IT costs. Watch the video » ++++ Eurex Exchange co-sponsors University of Chicago Midwest Trading Competition Eurex On 11 April 2015 Eurex Exchange has…

JLN Options: Options Week in Review Newsletter,Options

The long-standing battle over the CBOE‘s exclusive right to offer products based on its license agreements with Standard & Poor’s and Dow Jones indexes may end up before the U.S. Supreme Court, if Citadel and the ISE get their way.  The Court is expected to review a petition next month from ISE to hear the case, which Citadel has joined, the Wall Street Journal reported. Illinois courts have ruled in CBOE’s favor. The Supreme Court only hears 75 to 80 cases out of about 10,000 submitted, according to the Journal. If it decides to review this case, that could make…

JLN Options: Citadel Asks Supreme Court to Hear Derivatives Case Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Citadel Asks Supreme Court to Hear Derivatives Case Jacob Bunge, The Wall Street JournalOne of the biggest U.S. derivatives traders has joined a long-running legal battle over a lucrative slice of the market and asked the Supreme Court to decide the matter.Citadel LLC, which trades one in five stock-options contracts dealt daily on U.S. markets, has called on the nation’s highest court to loosen the hold of the Chicago Board Options Exchange over heavily-traded contracts linked to major stock indexes.http://jlne.ws/ZBUP5n U.S. Stocks Little Changed as Stimulus Optimism FadesLindsey Rupp & Nikolaj Gammeltoft, BloombergU.S. stocks were little changed, paring…

JLN Options: BofA Times an Options Trade Well Newsletter,Options

JLN Special Report: FIA Boca Preview: Walt Lukken on State of Futures IndustryIn advance of the FIA Boca 2013 conference next week, John Lothian News traveled to Washington D.C. this week to interview Walt Lukken, president and CEO of the Futures Industry Association to get his comments on the state of the futures industry today and what is in store for the rest of the year.This two-part interview focuses on the key issues facing exchanges and brokers, as well as a rundown on the Dodd-Frank regulatory process. This year’s FIA Boca conference will be one of the more important events…