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Texas Heat Record; Wall St. Unprepared for Libor’s Absence; Trump’s Trade Tweets John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Are your interns signed up for MarketsWiki Education in Chicago on July 30, 31 and August 2? This don’t miss series still has some room for more. Sign up at With the large number of stories out there about artificial intelligence taking over (see yesterday’s piece in The Trade) – it’s fitting to relink to a JLN video from earlier this year – Myths and Misconceptions Surrounding Artificial Intelligence. Basically, saying “artificial intelligence” doesn’t always mean the super complicated thing you think it means. The video features Inderdeep Singh of CME Group,…

Grain volatility and La Niña; Chicago futures options fraud case; Cboe on crypto Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight An Update on the Consolidated Audit Trail At STAC’s 92nd Annual Mid-Winter Meeting, JLN spoke with Shane Swanson, chief compliance officer with Thesys CAT LLC, about the state of the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). The CAT will be a large trade data repository for options and equities used for surveillance and tracking. Thesys CAT is the recently formed subsidiary of Thesys Technologies tasked with developing the CAT. The plan was intended to go live in November 2017, but as the date neared, the SROs put in a one year exemptive request. While the SEC has not…

John Lothian Newsletter: Backlash to longer grain futures sessions; ICAP in talks to buy Plus Markets; Costs and investments cut LME profits John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

The extended-hours trading in grain futures isn’t going away, and it appears that neither is the controversy that it is creating. Brokerage ICAP is discussing the possibility of taking over the otherwise-closing Plus Markets. LME’s annual income is down substantially on investments and rising costs. In a packed top box today, you’ll find a reminder about tomorrow’s MarketsWiki Spring Cleaning; community notes that include a death, an honor and a charitable request; and a JLN Options interview with Tony McCormick of BOX Options Exchange, talking about the possibility of after-hours options trading at the exchange.

Anthony Lazzara – Lido Isle Advisors Interview,Managed Futures,Video

Anthony Lazzara is co-founder and principal of Lido Isle Advisors, LLC., responsible for selecting and allocating to commodity trading advisors on behalf of the company’s clients. He spoke with JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf about what he looks for in CTAs today, which sectors of CTAs are doing well in this environment and what the CTA space needs to do to expand. Disclaimer: Futures and options trading involve risk. Past results are no indication of future performance.