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Trump to tap Powell for Fed; UK fintechs eating banks marketshare; Regulators warning about robots John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Congratulations to CME Group employees who supported October Pink for a Purpose campaign. Their efforts brought in more than $50,000. When you include CME’s corporate donations, more than $175,000 will go to @BeBrightPink and more than $16,000 will go to @CR_UK for the early detection, prevention and research for breast and ovarian cancer.~JJL The Treasury released its report on year-end 2016 U.S. portfolio holdings of foreign securities.. The largest holdings of foreign securities by country were the Cayman Islands with $1.37 trillion, the United Kingdom with $1.20 trillion, Japan with $854 billion…

Talk of CAT Delay; Bond vol shows signs of life; Investors fearless Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Exchanges in talks with U.S. SEC to delay new audit system: sources John McCrank – Reuters Stock exchanges are in talks with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to possibly delay the rollout of a new system aimed at helping the regulator better police the markets, sources familiar with matter the told Reuters. /goo.gl/WCiMXs ****SD: They’re going to have to make a decision shortly. SROs are scheduled to start reporting data to the central repository on November 15. Bond Volatility Shows Signs of Life as Rates Divergence Widens Cormac Mullen – Bloomberg As U.S. Treasury yields climb to…

VIX short fears overblown; Rule-based monetary policies to keep vol low; G-Sib postponed Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Showerthoughts: Lewis in 1989, Gambling and Edge Spencer Doar – JLN From “Liar’s Poker” – “…The attraction of options and futures, our specialty item, was that they offered both liquidity and fantastic leverage. They were a mechanism for gambling in the bond markets, like superchips in a casino that represent a thousand dollars but only cost three. In fact, there are no superchips in casinos; options and futures have no equivalent in the world of professional gambling because real casinos would consider the leverage they afford imprudent. For a tiny down payment, a buy of a futures…

Greed, for Lack of a Better Word, Is Taking a Big Hit Today; Federal Reserve’s Moves May Ignite Volatility Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Greed, for Lack of a Better Word, Is Taking a Big Hit Today Cormac Mullen – Bloomberg One of the best performing trades this year reversed course Thursday as stocks fell and volatility bounced back. The VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term exchange-traded note, ticker XIV, which lets investors bet on continued low volatility, fell as much as 4.5 percent Thursday, after closing at a record high the day before. jlne.ws/2xQUhkW Federal Reserve’s Moves May Ignite Volatility Wall Street Craves Goldman Sachs (GS) Predicts Bradley Keoun – TheStreet U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweets haven’t done it. North Korean leader…

SEC Data Center Had Security Flaws; Hedge Funds Ain’t Dead Yet; Nex warns on key division’s profitability John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Today we have part 2 of our interview with the CFTC’s Chief Innovation Officer Daniel Gorfine and head of the agency’s new LabCFTC initiative.~JJL Two weeks from today is our MarketsWiki Education Recruiting event at the CBOE. College students are encouraged to sign up and/or submit their resumes for consideration at our www.marketswikieducation.com website.~JJL We are still accepting sponsors for the recruiting event, event if you can’t be there. If you want access to the database of student resumes, please contact us at johnlothian@johnlothian.com.~JJL Spread Networks LLC’s new lines from Brazil to…

Fed plan threatens FCM capital jump; Shorting vol; Macquarie leapfrogs Goldman Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Fed G-Sib plan threatens 50bp jump in FCM capital Louie Woodall – Risk.net A below-the-radar move to tweak the way the US Federal Reserve assesses systemic risk could force banks to raise billions of dollars in extra capital to support their client clearing businesses, critics claim. A rule change proposed by the Fed on August 24 would require banks to include all cleared derivatives transactions in its Banking Organization Systemic Risk Report, known as FR Y-15. The report is used to calculate the capital surcharge for the eight US global systemically important banks. The new reporting requirement would…

SEC hack; Deutsche Boerse to cap executive pay; Yellen’s end of QE John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff 2017 Chicago Block-chain Summit, October 10, 2017, The Most Influential Gathering of Blockchain Influencers in the World. We’ve gathered 30 of the world’s leading block-chain experts from regulators at the SEC to the country’s top lawyers & technologists – Click Here To Register.~JK Uber has lost its license to operate in London, though it can appeal. That affects 40,000 drivers who have no idea where you are going without the help of Google maps.~JJL It’s Friday, a good day for a Heineken commercial song – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour.~JK RJO celebrated work…

Options Market Plugs Away; Market Unease; Millennials & Investing Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Save the Date for OIC 2018 OIC Mark your calendar for next year’s Options Industry Conference, which will be held May 2-4, 2018, at the picturesque Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, located just off the coast of Florida. /goo.gl/YEjt8M ++++++ OCC News August/September 2017 OCC In this issue: Q&A with OCC’s Chief Security Officer Mark Morrison, updates from Capitol Hill, advocacy and charitable endeavors. jlne.ws/2xniZwc ++++++ Business and Friendship Went Together For Leo Melamed, Bob Wilmouth and Leslie Rosenthal John Lothian – JLN Leo Melamed lost two good friends in the last few days in Bob Wilmouth…

The Fed Unwinds; BTS Launches BTS Spark John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff The Giving Tree This is a different type of giving tree, so hang with me. There are a number of announcements to be made today. If you had not seen the information about the visitation for Les Rosenthal, here it is: Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. Skokie IL 60077, today, September 19, between 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. There are a number of charities listed. In recent days prior to the sad news, JLN…