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Sweet 16: The Tops for 2016 Special Report

At last fall’s FIA Expo Chicago, John Lothian News partnered with Cinnober Financial Technology to  bring you industry conversations, where we conduct short interviews with industry participants on the important topics facing the financial markets. The 2015 theme is “Sweet 16: The Tops For 2016.” What technology, regulation, exchange or macroeconomic issue or trend will be most important to our industry next year? We will take the 16 best ideas and thoughts and package them in a John Lothian News video series. Here is what our participants had to say: Part 1 – Exchanges: Exchange leaders will be dealing with…

Sweet 16: The Tops For 2016 – Economics Interview,Video

From the Federal Reserve Bank moves on rates to the supply and demand for crude oil, 2016 is expected to be a big year for the derivatives industry. In our JLN Sweet 16 Series, we spoke with industry executives who gave us their top economic trends to watch in 2016. Here’s what Don Wilson, Terry Duffy, Christian Hauff and Derek Sammann had to say.

JLN Financials: U.S. Treasury Market Goes Off Script; SEF Trading Volumes Emerging From Summer Doldrums; Wall Street sees holes in Fed’s new policy-tightening plan Blog

First Impressions Latin America: Opportunities and Risks CME Group Chief Economist Blu Putnam recently hosted a webinar on Latin America, in which he gave a thorough assessment of the current macroeconomic environment and trends. He focused on monetary policy and inflation, the effects of U.S. and European economies, and FX and equity market scenarios, risks and opportunities. Well worth 34 minutes of your time. jlne.ws/1rhNs5P John Ruth, CEO – ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago – Career Builder JohnLothianNews.com “If you want to get noticed in your organization, be someone who can solve problems.” It’s your first day at a new company….

JLN Financials: Still patient, but for how long?; ECB First Four-Year Loan Uptake Disappoints; Swiss National Bank Reaffirms Currency Floor Blog

First Impressions Consider This Doug Ashburn – JLN Earlier this week I took on the issue of the term “considerable time” that the Federal Reserve has been using in its prepared statement in conjunction with recent meetings on interest rate policy. I called it “one of those weasel phrases that sound meaningful but are not – like ‘your call is important to us,’ or “‘this train will begin moving momentarily.’” In the post-meeting press conference yesterday, Chair Janet Yellen essentially said the same thing, calling it a phrase that allows “flexibility” (in other words, “cover”). “Considerable time,” she says, “is…

JLN Options: Exclusive: ICE to win EU approval for $8.2 billion NYSE bid – sources Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight Jack Schwager on Market Wizards and How the CTA Space is ChangingMarketsWiki.tv Jack Schwager is a well-known name in the financial market community today, as author of trading classics such as: Market Wizards in 1989, The New Market Wizards in 1992 and Stock Market Wizards in 2001. He’s added to the series in May 2012, with Hedge Fund Market Wizards, and more recently released book Market Sense and Nonsense, where he explores investment models and the theories of how markets work. He spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about hedge fund managers and how the CTA space…

Five Minutes with Bluford Putnam Financials,Interview

Bluford Putnam

Bluford Putnam has served as managing director and chief economist of CME Group since May 2011. He is responsible for leading economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company’s business strategy. He also serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions and manages external research initiatives. He recently talked with JLN Managing Editor Christine Nielsen. Q) The head of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank warned recently against efforts to accelerate the nation’s economic recovery, citing the threat of inflation. According to Charles Plosser, the…