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Ray Dalio says market surge may be ahead; Wall Street Unnerved by Herd Strategy’s Best Month Since 2014; 10 years of stability shows gold is best hedge against risks in equities Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Ray Dalio says market surge may be ahead: ‘If you’re holding cash, you’re going to feel pretty stupid’ Tae Kim – CNBC Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio said the tax cut could lead to some big gains for the U.S. stock market. “We are in this Goldilocks period right now. Inflation isn’t a problem. Growth is good, everything is pretty good with a big jolt of stimulation coming from changes in tax laws,” Dalio told CNBC on Tuesday from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. jlne.ws/2G8yMBL ****JB: I like holding cash. The more cash I have in…

Hudson River to acquire Sun Trading as HFT continues to contract; What Could Kill the Bitcoin Boom; BitConnect Closes Exchange as States Warn of Unregulated Sales John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read You Can’t Rain On Our Parade: Cboe’s Big 2017 Includes Bitcoin Futures. Can It Overcome Regulatory, Margin and Volatility Headwinds? Jim Kharouf – John Lothian News To hear Cboe Global Markets Chairman and CEO Ed Tilly tell it, his exchange group is firing on all cylinders and adding new ones to the engine. The exchange boasts the top US equity options market and has a lock on volatility products with the VIX futures and options and related exchange traded products. Cboe now has the top pan-European equity market and the second ranked US stock market, as well as…

Wall Street Readies Debt-Limit War Room; Bitcoin Foundation seeks protection from regulation; Deutsche Boerse Supervisory Board Action John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes Paul Georgy of Allendale is today’s featured speaker from the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago from July.~JJL Speaking of opportunity, would you like to be a sponsor of our MarketsWiki Education Intern Recruiting Event? You can find details HERE. There is a unique savings opportunity if you want to be a speaker at the event and have a table to meet prospective interns. MarketsWiki sponsors get a discount on speaker opportunities, so if you become a Friend level sponsor in our special deal for $2500, you can save $500 and add to…

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…

Paxos using blockchain to fix problems in capital intensive businesses Feature,Video,video

Charles Cascarilla, CEO of the fintech company Paxos, says the current way of dealing with back and middle office post-trade processes is too manpower-intensive and is hindering businesses. He believes blockchain is the solution to some of the problems affecting capital-intensive businesses. Since the financial crisis, exchanges have eliminated 10 percent of costs out of the front office but only five percent out of the back and middle office, because firms are using old technology, Cascarilla said. Enter blockchain, a distributed ledger that lets everyone use a shared books and records system, getting rid of the need for different firms…

JLN Exchange Leader Series 2017: LME’s Chamberlain on Ambitious Deployment Schedule Feature,Video,video

The London Metal Exchange is in flux after the departure of CEO Garry Jones at the beginning of the year. That leaves interim CEO Matt Chamberlain with structural problems to address and a “hugely ambitious” deployment plan for 2017. In this JLN Exchange Leader Video, Chamberlain outlines these plans and the existential issues facing the exchange. The highlight for LME in 2016 was LME’s steel scrap and rebar contracts. Introduced in late 2015, the contracts picked up traction in 2016.  LME wanted to avoid shoehorning new products into their preexisting contract format. The steel contracts were a departure from the…

Market Jolts Lead to Record Trading of Fed Futures Contract; Finance Titans Face Off Over $5 Trillion London Gold Market; CFTC’s Giancarlo – How US Regulators Can Boost Blockchain in 2017 John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read FINRA Foundation Publishes In-depth Analysis of U.S. Investors FINRA.org The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) announced today the results of its Investors in the United States 2016 report, which provides a detailed analysis of 2,000 survey respondents from across the United States who hold investments in non-retirement accounts. jlne.ws/2gXc42m ***** Research every broker should read. ++++ Fraser Bell, BSO – Change Is The Only Constant MarketsWikiEducation.com “Technology is affecting everyone. Just simple things we take for granted have a massive, massive infrastructure behind them, a massive amount of money behind them, and a massive amount of intellectual…

Record Call Surge Aiding the S&P 500 Is a Historically Bullish Signal; Gold ‘Getting Hit From All Directions’ as Investors Flee Funds; U.S., European stocks rise along with U.S. Treasury yields Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight JLN Options To Have Guest Editor: The Schwartz Will Be With Us As much as I’m sure you all love the JLN team’s snark and irreverence, sometimes we shake things up. As such, next week we will have a guest editor: Trade Alert’s Henry Schwartz. Schwartz will providing his insight and commentary for JLN Options. Enjoy the different spin next week! Lead Stories Record Call Surge Aiding the S&P 500 Is a Historically Bullish Signal Joseph Ciolli and Dani Burger – Bloomberg Call volume on S&P 500 contracts reached 900,000 on Wednesday; Options measure has reached just…

Using the Blockchain to Trade Gold, Via a 1,000-Year-Old Institution; Wall Street Wins Again as Trump Picks Bankers, Billionaires; Humble soyabean becomes a ‘widow-maker’ for agriculture traders John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The New Bond: KCG’s Dan Coleman Looks To Plug Exchange Model Into US Treasury Market, and How It Might Just Succeed Jim Kharouf – JLN There are few markets, if any, that garner attention like the US Treasury market. And there are few markets as ripe for disruption as the US Treasury market. Earlier this month, at the WFE Annual Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, KCG’s CEO Daniel Coleman outlined his vision for a new US Treasury market, which would transform it into a structure similar to a traditional equities market with bank and non-bank market makers, transparent trading…