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Global equity markets turning increasingly slump-proof; Stock market is moving wildly after earnings; VIX Call Options Crazy as Fear Gauge Breaks Records Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Global equity markets turning increasingly slump-proof; Demand from yield-starved institutional investors propping up stock prices Takenori Miyamoto – Nikkei Asian Review Tokyo — Massive corrections have largely become a thing of the past for global stocks as institutional investors dissatisfied with paltry bond yields flock to the riskier asset. International equities have been so robust of late that one asset manager at a Japanese insurance provider reported no longer buying put options due to the steady returns from stocks. Although the financial administrator does not deny the need to hedge against steep market declines, such events “are not…

Volatility Plumbs Record Lows as Stock, Bond Rallies Accelerate; U.S. stock options attractive as earnings reports roll in; Could Deep Learning Dethrone HFT? Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Moon landing markets: A sea of tranquility Spencer Doar – JLN Who doesn’t like some context? If you didn’t realize it, on this day 48 years ago, man first landed on the moon (if you believe that sort of thing). In July 1969, the S&P 500 was trading in the 90s. Like, nine zero. There was not an options exchange, let alone multiple ones. It was simply the backwoods put and call business involving newspaper ads. Above: Apollo mission flight diagram Meanwhile, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit all time highs yesterday. If today’s flattish/kind of up…

The Financial Industry Needs to Start Planning for the Next 50 Years, Not the Next Five; Wall Street Efforts to Improve Its Image Fail to Sway Americans; US tech sector surges past its dotcom era peak John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity series had another successful run yesterday over the course of two sessions at IIT’s Stuart School of Business. Here are a few Did You Know’s from the first session. Bryan Durkin, president of CME Group, asked the audience if they’d seen the movie “Trading Places.” A surprisingly small percentage of the audience raised their hands. Clearly, the industry needs to do more to promote that movie for the next generation. He also relayed a story about his first day as a “black jacket” at the CBOT. He cried…

Interactive Brokers’ market making segment feels impact of options business wind-down; A striking stat shows why even the bears are tempted to bet on stocks; Vix index sends mixed messages to investors Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Hits and Takes By JLN Staff Today is day two of the Chicago version of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech. We have the largest audience scheduled today for two sessions, one at 1 PM and another at 3 PM. We still have room for last minute additions as well. Our speakers include Richard Sandor, Bryan Durkin, Terry Savage, Joe Guinan, Amy Shelly and Jennifer Wilson at the first session. At session two we have Mehmet Yanilmaz, Julie Armstrong Menacho, Keith Petersen, Patrick Kenny, David Kelbaugh and Jay Feuerstein…

Ethereum Co-Founder Says Crypto Coin Market Is a Time-Bomb; Prosecutor offers to drop Deutsche Börse CEO insider trading probe; Singapore traders regain appetite for lunch John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits and Takes By JLN Staff Today is day two of the Chicago version of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech. We have the largest audience scheduled today for two sessions, one at 1 PM and another at 3 PM. We still have room for last minute additions as well. Our speakers include Richard Sandor, Bryan Durkin, Terry Savage, Joe Guinan, Amy Shelly and Jennifer Wilson at the first session. At session two we have Mehmet Yanilmaz, Julie Armstrong Menacho, Keith Petersen, Patrick Kenny, David Kelbaugh and Jay Feuerstein We…

Mind the Regulatory Gap: Friction, MiFID II and Populism Feature,Regulation,Video,video

At Trading Chicago presented by FOW and John Lothian News, Steve Grob, director of group strategy with Fidessa, spoke to JLN about how the financial regulatory environment of the U.S. is starting to stray from that of the rest of the world. To Grob, this development means more systemic risk and an added burden on market participants.

Senate panel votes to advance CFTC chairman nomination; CFTC reaches first non-prosecution deal with ex-Citigroup traders; TP ICAP reshuffles senior management John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Identifying Problems And Solutions By Jim Kharouf, JLN At the FIA IDX conference in London earlier this month, the second day of the event concentrated heavily on post-trade issues and trends. We spoke with six executives from firms that are focused on the problems and solutions in that space. Take a look at the two short videos below to hear what they said about each question. The post-trade arena has fast become one of the most competitive sectors in recent years with new firms jumping into the space and incumbents launching new platforms. In April, we wrote about…

Central bankers fuel volatility in FX and bonds; Millennial investing in derivatives like options and futures; Tech Stocks Hit More Turbulence Than the Rest of the Market Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bits & Pieces from yesterday’s FOW-JLN Trading Chicago Event: Things ain’t great Spencer Doar – JLN First, if you’ve been in a cave, look at the VIX today – popped to over 15 and has now dropped into the 13 handle. The options panel at the FOW-JLN Trading Chicago Event yesterday was a lively affair. The panel featured moderator Chip Dempsey, OCC SVP and Chief Commercial Officer; Euan Sinclair, partner at Talton Capital Management; Paul Jiganti, MD options business development with IMC; Steve Crutchfield, head of market structure at CTC; and Dash Financial CEO Peter Maragos. Some…

CME Obtains Regulatory Clearance to Launch OTC FX Options Clearing; Deutsche Bank Faces Possible $60 Million Derivative Loss; Low volatility belies fragile U.S. stocks: reports Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Using A.I. to Address the Compliance Challenge JohnLothianNews.com “Historically for a lot of these artificial intelligence tools, they were very bespoke builds — and a lot of them still are. What we’re really working on is taking the concepts and building more generic tool sets that you can provide to lots of different people.” As regulatory scrutiny spreads to more asset classes, so too do the challenges for compliance teams. Tony Sio, head of exchange and regulator surveillance with Nasdaq, believes artificial intelligence is the way forward. Artificial intelligence has been around in varying forms for years,…