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tastytrade raises $20m; February’s legacy; ETFs using derivatives; CME latency tricks Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Hot Friday In Chicago SD – JLN With all the trade rhetoric floating around and the market’s intraday gyrations, I haven’t felt the onset of stereotypical summer sluggishness. Until today. Something about waking up to “excessive heat” warnings on my weather app, spot VIX opening lower (S&P 500 up, Dow up, Russell up) and it being a slightly slow day for options news just feels like summer. Well, that and the fact that an array of fireworks have been going off in my neighborhood’s alleys since Wednesday… Speaking of black powder, it’s a short week next week…

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…

CME’s Options Electronification Boom and Global Participation Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

CME Group’s deal to acquire NEX and become a Treasury behemoth grabbed recent headlines, overshadowing the fact that the exchange group’s options franchise has been growing like gangbusters on the screen and globally.  Recent records – there are a slew – are no happy accident.  In this video, Derek Sammann, ‎CME’s senior managing director, global head of commodities and options products, covers the catalysts behind this multi-year growth story.     Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

Fintech Exchange: Changing The Market Landscape Blog,Feature,Fintech

The fourth annual Fintech Exchange event was held in Chicago on April 25 -26, with an eye toward up-and-coming companies and exchanges, as well as what’s new in the fintech space from established players. Here is a recap of the best of the two-day conference, hosted by Barchart.  

Robinhood evaluation?!?; VIX rigging talk Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Chicago Venture Capital Firms Are Funding Fintech Sarah Rudolph – JLN Chicago may not be doing as well as some other cities in certain areas, but it is leading the charge in technological innovation in the financial world and in the crypto world. Several Chicago-based venture capital companies took part in a panel on financial innovation moderated by Chuck Mackie, consultant at Maven Wave Partners and contributing editor to John Lothian News, at The Trading Show Chicago on Thursday. DRW works with companies on development in the later stages. Its Digital Asset Holdings venture, headed by Blythe…

Barclays CEO Hit With $850k Fine; Former JPMorgan trader charged FX fixing John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Chicago Venture Capital Firms Are Funding Fintech Sarah Rudolph, JLN Chicago may not be doing as well as some other cities in certain areas, but it is leading the charge in technological innovation in the financial world and in the crypto world. Several Chicago-based venture capital companies took part in a panel on financial innovation moderated by Chuck Mackie, consultant at Maven Wave Partners and contributing editor to John Lothian News, at The Trading Show Chicago on Thursday. DRW works with companies on development in the later stages. Its Digital Asset Holdings venture, headed by Blythe Masters, is…

CME About to Win 14 year old Eurex Suit; SEC’s Retail Protection Plan Short on Details John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz will give an introductory keynote Address at Consensus 2018 on May 14 in New York.~JJL The uber efficient Jessica Darmoni interviewed Wedbush’s Bob Fitzsimmons for exactly three minutes for the Hehmeyer blog.~JJL OCC offers the FidelityStudent Debt Contribution Program to their employees to aid in efforts to attract and retain the best talent.~JJL CME Group had 3116 bitcoin futures contracts trade yesterday. Cboe saw bitcoin volume of 7,062 contracts yesterday.~JJL The list of firms offering bitcoin trading on the Cboe includes Advantage Futures, ED&F Man Capital Markets, E*Trade, Interactive…

ICE working on bitcoin platform; SEC’s Piwowar stepping down; NY AG quits John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Galina Hale, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Marianna Kudlyak and Patrick Shultz from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco have published an economic letter, “How Futures Trading Changed Bitcoin Prices.”~JJL You may know Matthew Scharpf as the extraordinary vice president of fixed income derivatives and clearing, Americas at Eurex in Chicago. But he’s an equally talented musician with a new album called “All That I’ve Left” which is now officially released and available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Napster and CDbaby. Matt’s band will be playing live on May 12 at Wire in Berwyn, IL…

US judge scraps trial into CME Group’s defence of home market; Fed Reserve checking account? John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Former Barron’s columnist Steve Sears has emerged as the chief market strategist for StratiFi Technologies. Eurex Clearing’s new partnership program, aimed at creating an EU-based clearing facility for interest rate swaps, cleared a record EUR1.7 trillion in March.~JK Cboe Global Markets’ FX volume rose 37 percent to $762.9 billion in April, up from $554 billion a year earlier. Year-to-date notional volume is up 41 percent.~JK Did you know Cboe has an office in Quito, Ecuador?~JK Joe Noviello, the former head of eSpeed, is now managing director of Dealerweb Technologies at Tradeweb, according to…