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New Deutsche Boerse chief; Bank bond-rigging case; Americans don’t know why they buy Bitcoin John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read WILD Women Make Sound Investment Decisions; Women will have $22 trillion of investing wealth by 2020 By Sarah Rudolph – JLN Managing Editor Now that women actually have their own money, they – like men – need to know how to make it grow with savings and investments. Women are projected to have $22 trillion of the investing wealth by the year 2020 – they had better know what to do with it. Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD), which has become well known for its efforts in the advancement of women in the financial industry, brought together another…

IBM Launches Watson for Financial Regulation; Trump’s Wall Street game plan needs players; Dutch Speed-Trader Turns to Currencies After Conquering ETFs John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian Congratulations to our friends in London for raising £30,000 for the inaugural David Setters cricket tournament on behalf of research into MND. Well done! Welcome back to work for Terry Duffy. We hope you are fully recovered and in good health as you return to work. Longtime market writer Darrell Jobman reached out to me asking for help finding a home for a lifetime collection of market related magazine editions and trading related books. He is downsizing into a condo and wants to find a good home for these prized items….

Trump to nominate ex-NYSE Euronext VP Dawn DeBerry Stump to CFTC; The Riddle of the Wall Street Brain Drain; Derivatives Industry Sends Warning to EU on Brexit Clearing Move John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian This week will see the JLN team back together, though Sarah Rudolph is taking a couple of days off. Jim Kharouf and Mike Forrester returned safely from London after attending IDX. During the week and at the conference, the JLN team shot 24 video interviews covering exchanges, technology and regulation. Those interviews will be rolled out starting this week. I am back from the woods and caves of Kentucky where we had a perfect week of weather while exploring Mammoth Cave and surrounding attractions. I am proud to report my daughter…

How Can We Extend the Success of the VIX to the Whole Equity Options Market?; Investors Aren’t As In Love With Stocks As You Might Think; OPEC set to prolong oil output cuts by nine months Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories How Can We Extend the Success of the VIX to the Whole Equity Options Market? Timothy Klassen, Volar Technologies LLC – TabbForum The introduction of the new VIX in late 2003 led to the eventual explosion of trading volumes in VIX futures and options. Volumes in the rest of the listed equity options market have been stagnant for years. More generally, the options market is not transparent, since there is no standard for quoting options in volatility terms. We argue that standards for dividend modeling, borrows, and volatility fitting are at hand, and can be a huge benefit…

UBS, BNP, RBS Get Subpoenas in U.S. Treasuries Probe; Brussels set for power grab on London’s euro-clearing market; Tradeweb Launches All-to-All Corporate Bond Trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read You Look Mahvelous Dahling: “Mad Men” Ready to Walk the Exchange Red Carpet with Nasdaq Spencer Doar – JLN Fintech and regtech are firmly entrenched in the financial industry’s lexicon — if a new exchange has its way, “adtech” will be the next addition. The New York Interactive Advertising Exchange (NYIAX) plans to offer a guaranteed contract for digital advertising space on Nasdaq’s latest blockchain-enabled technology platform in Q4. “The advertising world is … becoming more sophisticated with how it buys and sells inventory and there are a lot of challenges around trust and transparency — knowing the…

Chinese Backers Planning Singapore’s Third Derivatives Exchange; Some Big Bond Managers Are Buying Volatility Again; Credit Suisse has its own ‘Fear Barometer,’ and it’s flashing red Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Editor’s Note Due to the Good Friday holiday, there will be no JLN Options newsletter tomorrow. We will be back in action on Monday. Have a great weekend! Lead Stories Chinese Backers Planning Singapore’s Third Derivatives Exchange Bloomberg Singapore may be set to get a third derivatives exchange, this time backed by China. If the new bourse, which would be called Apex, goes ahead, it would be operated by Asia Investment Pte, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Asia Investment is majority-owned by former China Financial Futures Exchange and Dalian Commodity Exchange chief Eugene Zhu…

New Force on Wall Street – The ‘Family Office’; The Past and the Future; Corporate Insiders Haven’t Been This Uninterested in Buying Stocks Since Reagan John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read CME Group CEO Terry Duffy on Business and Interest Rates Under the Trump Administration JohnLothianNews.com With a new administration in place and a more optimistic outlook from the market community, CME Group is well positioned to succeed, according to CEO Terry Duffy. Whereas global regulatory efforts have served as a headwind for the industry since the financial crisis, now the United States is benefiting from the perception that the new administration’s stance on regulation will serve as an tailwind. There is much left to be determined, certainly, but even the shift to no new regulation as opposed to…

CME Group CEO Terry Duffy on Business and Interest Rates Under the Trump Administration Feature,Video,video

With a new administration in place and a more optimistic outlook from the market community, CME Group is well positioned to succeed, according to CEO Terry Duffy. Whereas global regulatory efforts have served as a headwind for the industry since the financial crisis, now the United States is benefiting from the perception that the new administration’s stance on regulation will serve as an tailwind. There is much left to be determined, certainly, but even the shift to no new regulation as opposed to deregulation is sufficiently pro-business to elicit optimism, said Duffy.  Adding to that is the Federal Reserve as…

Credit Suisse Probe Opens Old Wounds; Trump Wants a Pro-Business SEC. That Has Some Investors Worried; Goldman warns Federal Reserve over commodity trading rules fallout John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian William “Bill” Hagerty, Jr., former Chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade and one of the industry’s great gentlemen, has passed away at the age of 87. Bill was the head of what was once the longest tenured member firm of the CBOT, Hagerty Grain, and was a customer of mine when I was a broker. From that relationship I had the opportunity to get to know Bill and came to respect him greatly. When I ran for the NFA Board of Directors back in the early 2000s as an Introducing…