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Commodities markets swell in size despite price slide; The Government Needs More Cyber Talent John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff JLN sat down with Walt Lukken, President and CEO of the FIA, to discuss this year’s EXPO event in Chicago. Innovation is the theme this year at EXPO and Lukken is looking for the next generation of ideas. Watch the video HERE. ~JJL Do you have some news you are making during FIA’s EXPO? Reach out to the JLN team and set up an interview. We will again be shooting video in the Cinnober booth at the event. ~JJL Have you told a college student about our MarketsWiki Education recruiting event? Point…

Global Trading Markets, Disruptive Tech and Entrepreneurship – Julie Lerner Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,Video,video

“You can’t be an entrepreneur until you get that big idea. And that idea needs to be so big it feels like a curse as much as a blessing in the sense that you know you have to go do it.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Julie Lerner, CEO of PanXchange, discusses the convergence of global markets and being a successful entrepreneur. Lerner maintains that not only do you need passion, you need a specific niche. She realized she found hers when she learned how to embed options into cash contracts while working…

Commodities Are Good for Traders, Bad for Investors; Trading Technologies appeals another Patent Board decision involving Interactive Brokers, TradeStation, IBFX; MarketAxess chooses Amsterdam as EU base after Brexit John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes We concluded our MarketsWiki Education series for the summer last week at Trading Technologies on Friday. Between three sessions in New York and four in Chicago over the previous two weeks, we had more than 500 attendees and 42 speakers from the industry. We will be posting videos of those presentations in the coming days. A thanks to all our sponsors for helping us make it happen – CME Group, CBOE, Nasdaq, IFM, Trading Technologies, IIT, Barchart, OCC, Thomson Reuters. ~JK Did you know “central counterparty clearing was invented in 1872 by the Minneapolis Grain…

Commodities in Your Portfolio? It’s All Hogwash, Says Wall Street Dissenter; The ‘London Whale’ trader lost $6.2 billion, but he may walk off scot-free; The Expensive Ingredient of Cheap ETFs John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The University of Chicago worries about a lack of competition; Its economists used to champion big firms, but the mood has shifted The Economist One sign that monopolies are a problem in America is that the University of Chicago has just held a summit on the threat that they may pose to the world’s biggest economy. Until recently, convening a conference supporting antitrust concerns in the Windy City was like holding a symposium on sobriety in New Orleans. In the 1970s economists from the “Chicago school” argued that big firms were not a threat to growth and prosperity….

Why Commodity-Index Investing May Be Futile; A Foreign Threat to U.S. Treasuries That Dwarfs Fed’s Debt Hoard; Barclays’s Staley Probed for Trying to Unmask Whistle-Blower John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read How Middle-Class America Got Fleeced By Noah Smith – Bloomberg If you’re a middle-class American baby boomer or Gen Xer, you might have spent much of the past decade wondering what went wrong. If you’re a boomer, there’s a good chance you’re still working well after you thought you’d retire: /goo.gl/eTcOl5 **** Thought provoking commentary that is enough to undermine one’s confidence. ++++ How to Beat the FX Market? Just Get on Twitter, Academics Say by Liam Vaughan – Bloomberg New paper analyzes predictive powers of social media site; Mirroring users with 500-plus followers offers big returns Traders…

Michael Kraines Named Chief Financial Officer of Trading Technologies ; Euronext targets family businesses with new initiatives; ‘Brexit’ Talks Can’t Start Without Parliament, U.K. Supreme Court Rules John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Michael Kraines Brings 25 Years of Strategy Experience as Trading Technologies’ New CFO Sarah Rudolph, JLN It’s time for some strategic thinking. Trading Technologies has announced the hiring of its first ever chief financial officer, Michael Kraines. Kraines has been in the fintech business for more than 25 years. Though he knows technology, his background is “really very externally facing,” he said in an interview with JLN. His forte is putting people and companies together, and he hopes to add more partnerships, joint ventures and alliances to TT. “I am a strategy guy and have a background looking…

Buying Options for a Volatile 2017; Quadruple witching day is not that scary for markets; Commodity options face implementation, logistics hurdles Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Buying Options for a Volatile 2017 Steven M. Sears – Barron’s In 2017, trading patterns are likely to be so erratic and sector performance so uneven that at times the proverbial wall of worry may solidify into the real thing—especially if President-elect Donald J. Trump’s “QE4” stimulus policies, in particular lower corporate tax rates, differ from Wall Street’s expectations. Hence, one of the great trades of recent years—selling puts to profit from rising stock prices—may prove tricky. Investors may find greater rewards buying options. Call buying is around the highest levels on record, dating back to 1997. Bullish…

Nobel Laureate – Buffett’s WMDs Help Society; How air pollution on Wall Street might actually be bringing down the stock market; Commodity traders must go digital or face extinction – report Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bits & Pieces JLN Staff The CME reported third quarter earnings this morning and a couple of items were worth noting. CME is making progress in its ongoing efforts to attract Asian customers. CME CEO Phupinder Gill told analysts that the region has been a strong contributor to CME’s metals and energy product groups. Volume in its natural gas options out of Asia rose 104 percent, and in metals, volumes from the region were up 44 percent. The other item worth mentioning is that the daily options volumes on CME’s Globex platform hit an all-time high in…

Downey’s Money.net Takes FIA Innovator Award Fintech,Video

Market data and information service looks to disrupt the Bloomberg and Reuters space with new ultra-low priced offering The winner of the FIA’s first ever competition for Innovator of the Year at the 2016 Expo in Chicago was Money.net, which was chosen by a panel of industry experts from 18 finalist companies picked from a larger group of fintech applicants. The company, started in 2014 by CEO Morgan Downey, aims to provide the same type of market information as Bloomberg and Reuters for 1/15 of the cost. Money.net is trying to disrupt the market information space, which pulls in $26…