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Mnuchin, Dalio Raise the Stakes for Treasuries Before ECB Meets; U.S. Stock Moves Mispriced Around Results on Taxes, JPM Says; Weakness in the Dollar Could Spell Trouble for Stocks Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Mnuchin, Dalio Raise the Stakes for Treasuries Before ECB Meets Brian Chappatta – Bloomberg A few hours in Davos just complicated things for bond traders betting central-bank policy shifts will drive Treasury yields higher. First, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin endorsed a weaker dollar on Wednesday, driving the euro to the strongest level versus the greenback since 2014. Then, hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio raised the specter of the most punishing bond bear market since the early 1980s, helping push U.S. yields back near three-year highs set this month. jlne.ws/2Ge0k8A U.S. Stock Moves Mispriced Around Results on Taxes, JPM Says…

EU Said to Warn Deutsche Boerse-LSE Merger May Crush Rivals; Citigroup Punished for Treasury Market Spoofing by Five Traders; IPSX selects Cinnober to help launch new real estate exchange John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The Case That Changed the Industry Jim Kharouf, JLN Back in 2005, I began covering a major development in the financial industry – patents. More specifically, I began covering the patent infringement cases by Trading Technologies against a number of firms including CQG. That case, which lasted almost 12 years with appeals, is now essentially settled by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which affirmed the validity of TT’s patents, and essentially backed a lower court’s finding that CQG infringed on TT’s patents. The settlement awarded in the lower court was for $16 million. TT’s…

John Lothian: Australia’s ASX set to lead in blockchain for public companies; Eleven big banks test blockchain-based trading system; U.S. Is Hiding Treasury Bond Data That’s Suddenly Become Crucial John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Get Ready for a Show Storm by John J. Lothian The Eastern U.S. is getting hit with a heavy snowstorm estimated by some forecasters to be the 10th worst in recorded history. Washington, DC will shut down at noon today as snow as deep as 2 ½ feet hits the Eastern U.S. With the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee meeting set for Tuesday of next week in Washington, and some expectations of a week long clean up, my trip is in jeopardy. Already airlines are cancelling thousands of flights. Unfortunately, one of the downsides of Airbnb is not being…