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Regulator Wants Financial Industry to Self-Report Wrongdoing John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes Do you know of a college student looking for an internship? Have them submit their resume to our MarketsWikiEducation.com site for our October 16 event. They don’t have to attend, but there are added bonuses for being there. Besides our lineup of industry leaders speaking, we will even shoot a photo studio quality picture for the students to use. ~JJL Help us spread the word for our October 16 MarketsWiki Education recruiting event. We have a great list of sponsors for the event, including CBOE, Nasdaq, OCC, NFA, Geneva Trading, HC Technologies, ED&F Man Capital…

Gold Plunges as 1.8 Million Ounces Traded in a New York Minute; Virtu prepares for Mifid shake-up with Instinet equities deal; Ethereum’s Flash Crash Shows Hazards of Trading Cryptocurrencies John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian Today, John J. Lothian & Company and some staff members are offering the Journalism and Communications merit badges as part of the Trading Tech 300 Boy Scout program. Sarah Rudolph, Jeff Bergstrom and I, along with return intern and Eagle Scout Jonathan Lenchard Warren, will be teaching the badges. We have a group of 24 scouts and are using the Glenstar conference rooms on the second floor of the CBOT Building to accommodate the group. It has been ten years since the introduction of the iphone. That new product had a…

African Exchanges Emerge at SFOA Conference in Switzerland Blog,Commentary,Uncategorized

Emerging markets face many economic challenges, not the least of which is setting up exchanges in order to facilitate price discovery and to help farmers and others hedge their products. But with the help of mobile technology and a spirit of cooperation among regions, some exchanges in Africa are getting started for the first time and attempting to create alliances that will help bring price transparency and hedging to the region. Leaders of these exchanges spoke about their plans at a panel at the SFOA Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Africa has enormous potential for growth, with more than 30 out…

John Lothian Newsletter: The world should fear an emerging market rout; IMF delays China’s bid for global reserve currency status; Global tagging system proposed for derivatives trades John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Profiles: Blair Hull It’s not every day you hear one of the most successful traders and businessmen in the industry say he got his start as a card counter in blackjack. “My brother-in-law told me that he made money in Lake Tahoe, enough money to pay for his vacations,” he said. “I said “Well, if you do that consistently, you should be betting a lot more money and you wouldn’t have to be an accountant.” So Hull put his own money where his mouth was and took up the game of blackjack for five years learning probabilities and…

JLN Financials: What a Central Bank Can, and Can’t, Do About Government Debt; Emergency loan for Greece; U.S. Treasurys Carry Weight of the World Financials,Newsletter

First Impressions Blair Hull – Getting the Edge: Blackjack and the S&P 500 JohnLothianNews.com “What you need to be is persistent and disciplined in your strategy.” Blair Hull, founder and managing partner at Ketchum Trading, compares the similarities of playing Blackjack with trading the S&P 500. Hull is not only an experienced Blackjack player, but also has about 40 years of experience in the financial industry. He says that both Blackjack and trading can be approached using a similar strategy. Hull continues his explanation with diagrams and numbers to be aware of during the Blackjack and trading process and even…

Indexing Israel: Steven Schoenfeld Talks About His Next Index Venture Financials,Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

Steven Schoenfeld

Steven Schoenfeld knows a thing or two about stock indexes as the chief investment officer of BlueStar Indexes and author of the book Active Index Investing. He spoke with John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf  about his latest indexes based on Israeli companies and another on Israeli tech stocks. The first is called the BlueStar Israel Invest (BIGI), which is a comprehensive index on the top Israeli companies that are traded around the world. The index was originally launched in 2011 to help investors understand the breadth and depth of firms based in Israel, but may be traded on top…