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Index Providers Rule the World; Unknown traders gain influence in commodities; Beijing is Making Its Most Serious Effort Yet to Tackle Its Financial-System Issues John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes The Canadian Annual Derivatives Conference is November 27-29 in Quebec City. Blythe Masters will be a keynote speaker.~JJL Seismic Foundry website is now live.~JJL OPEC’s next meeting is this Thursday. Bantix Technologies, the provider of the Quikstrike options analytics suite, has a blog laying out everything you need to know about the upcoming meeting.~SD Ever wonder when charts became such a standard part of news presentation? Priceonomics has a blog covering the origins of charts and graphs. Scottish political economist William Playfair is credited with creating the modern statistical chart in the late 1700s.~SD Nasdaq…

NYSE MKT stock exchange to end floor trading -regulatory filing; Rising Currency Volatility Keeps Stock-Watchers on Edge; Here’s how much ETFs are dominating on the trading floor Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The tasty nation adds an entree, tastyworks: Tom Sosnoff and the tastytrade crew are “going to murder passive investing” Spencer Doar – JLN Editor’s note: This story contains language that some readers might find offensive. Also, the subject matter contains a plethora of non-capitalized proper nouns, which are the actual names of the firms. The team behind retail brokerage thinkorswim, and more recently the financial news network tastytrade, is once again hoping to take the retail broking industry by storm with the opening of their new brokerage, tastyworks. Launched on January 3, the low-commission offering is the…

JLN Options: Regulators Target Exchanges As They Ready Record Fine Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Regulators Target Exchanges As They Ready Record Fine  Jenny Strasburg, Jean Eaglesham and Scott Patterson, The Wall Street JournalFinancial regulators are taking a harder line on exchanges amid concerns over their ability to police the markets they operate, as the SEC prepares to hit one with a record penalty.http://jlne.ws/10Dgqv2 The Volatility Trade’s Not Dead Yet  InvestorPlaceWith the CBOE Volatility Index and other volatility measures sagging to relative lows, one might think that the volatility trade is dead.  Not the case, according to our options volume tracking filters which have identified some interesting options activity on the fear gauge, as the…

JLN Options: No tax please, we’re British, Italian, French… Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories No tax please, we’re British, Italian, French…Steve Grob, FidessaThe debate about Financial Transaction Taxes (FTTs) seems to roll on and on. Italy’s FTT is due to come into force this Friday and two democrats in the US want to introduce an American FTT. Even EU Tax Commissioner Algirdas Semeta says a global tax on financial transactions eventually should be a reality.http://jlne.ws/13jIeLx FTSE introduces UK and Italian equivalents of the VIXSimon Smith, ETF StrategyFTSE Group, a leading global index provider, has introduced the FTSE Implied Volatility Index Series (IVI), a new suite of indices that measure the implied volatility…