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SEC Rules NYSE, Nasdaq Didn’t Justify Market Data Fee Increases John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff John Lothian News is working on a documentary video series on the history of financial futures. We are looking for people with stories to tell about the development of the early financial futures contracts in Chicago, New York, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and elsewhere. If you see one of us at the FIA EXPO, feel free to stop us and share your stories. We need your help to tell the history of financial futures as completely, fairly and effectively as possible.~JJL John F. Notorangelo, 52, passed away suddenly recently. He was a former futures…

Saudi Arabia Breaks 45-Year Taboo With Veiled Threat to Use Oil as a Weapon John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Welcome to all our readers and friends who have descended upon Chicago for the FIA’s EXPO. We look forward to saying hello and catching up.~JJL CME Group is holding a press lunch today in Chicago for FIA EXPO. Cboe is holding a press event this evening, and ICE is holding one Wednesday evening. The ICE event is just one of two events all year where their senior leadership is all together to meet the press.~JJL Check out CQG’s landing page for FIA, which features new solutions from the long-time fintech provider.~JJL JLN is…

Saudi Arabia’s Economic Dreams Falter John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Welcome to FIA EXPO Week in Chicago. Over 120 companies are represented in the FIA EXPO hall and people come from all over the world. If you missed our FIA EXPO preview interview with FIA CEO Walt Lukken, you can find it HERE.~JJL John Lothian News will again be present in the Cinnober booth on the EXPO hall. You can find us shooting video there.~JJL If you want to know where the next generation of traders is coming from, please show up for my FIA EXPO session at 3 PM on Wednesday in…

John Lothian News Sits Down With FIS Feature,Video,video

John Lothian sat down with John Omahen of FIS Global in the office of John Lothian News to discuss new initiatives at FIS and Omahen’s take on industry issues. During this discussion, Omahen comments on a new FIS margin product and even interest in cryptocurrency products. Produced by Mike Forrester  

The OCC Capital Plan; LME’s Copper Dominance Tested; VIX Surge JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Tuesday’s Tidbits Spencer Doar – JLN Yes, the VIX has been on the rise, but VIX activity pales in comparison to that of Cboe’s Brazilian volatility gauge (VXEWZ), which is the VIX methodology applied to the iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (EWZ) instead of the S&P 500. It averages much higher readings than the VIX, spending most of 2017 between the high 20s and mid 30s. In light of the results of Brazil’s general election – in which Jair Bolsonaro dominated 12 opponents (46 percent of the vote compared to the 29 percent of his closest opponent)…

BoE warns £41tn of derivatives at risk after Brexit; European banks worry about clearing John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Women In Listed Derivatives Tackle Sexual Harassment at Work Sarah Rudolph – John Lothian News Women In Listed Derivatives, aka WILD, held a workshop on “Sexual Harassment at Work in the #MeToo Era” on Thursday at Chicago’s Union League Club. The good news is that it was well attended and very participatory; the audience listened avidly to Jennifer Gilbert, an attorney with the employment discrimination firm Stowell & Friedman, and asked a great many questions and follow up questions. The bad news is that even though the raucous, anything goes atmosphere of the old trading floors is all…

Exchanges on offensive in market data cost dispute; Bitcoin turns boring John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read POV: Are Publicly Traded Exchanges Sticking It To You? Jim Kharouf – JLN There is a recurring criticism of publicly traded exchanges – that they are not serving the needs of their customers, all to satisfy shareholders. Such was the essence of the argument by James Andrus, an investment manager from CalPERS, the California pension and investment giant. On a panel at the World Federation of Exchanges annual meeting last week in Athens, he said stock exchanges are bending to the desires of listed companies on their exchanges on proxy voting rule changes and other policy changes at…

Banks Are Getting Squeezed by the Fight Against Dirty Money John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Here is the agenda for today’s CFTC Technology Advisory Committee meeting in Washington, DC. The meeting should be live streamed if you are interested in watching any of it.~JJL The CFTC and ASIC signed FinTech Cooperation Arrangement at the FinTech Forward conference at the CFTC in Washington, DC yesterday and I got to see it. I will always remember my first FinTech Cooperation Agreement witnessing.~JJL As the Chicago Tribune reports, the “much-derided corporate moniker of Tronc” is going the way of the dodo. Welcome back, Tribune Publishing! ~SD ++++ ++++ The Tinder for…