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Euronext launches trading platform to ward against high-frequency traders; US high-frequency traders set to make call on London; Bank of Tech poses growing threat to traditional institutions John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read MarketsWiki Education 2017 World of Opportunity Series for Stockholm, Chicago and New York Announced John Lothian News to hold March 1, 2017 Stockholm WOO event on campus of KTH; Chicago events return to Stuart School of Business of Illinois Tech and Trading Technologies and New York to Nasdaq Marketsite; Relaunched MarketsWiki Education website John Lothian News is pleased to announce its dates for this year?s MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity (“WOO”) series, including a March 1 program in Stockholm on the campus of the Royal Institute of Technology. Events are also planned for New York and Chicago in…

Don’t Believe Options Traders; Europe’s Volatility Curve Is Getting Kinky Ahead of French Vote; Trump’s dollar paradox promises roller-coaster ride for currencies Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight January Marketshare via OCC ++++++ On another note, check out what the VIX momentarily did after the Fed yesterday: Here’s a closer breakdown of the action from the CBOE: Time Index Quote 12:59:56 p.m. CT   11.50 1:00:11 p.m. CT      9.97 1:00:26 p.m. CT     11.53 ++++++ CBOE VIX index briefly broke below 10 after Federal Reserve decision Fred Imbert – CNBC Something strange happened to Wall Street’s so-called fear index on Wednesday. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, broke below 10 for less than a minute Wednesday at…

High-frequency traders discredit Japanese stock market narratives; Deutsche Boerse expects EU statement of objections to London Stock Exchange merger in second week of December; Virtu calls on US regulator to examine risks of ETFs John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Happy Thanksgiving John Lothian News Team Just a quick note to say Happy Thanksgiving to all. It’s a great time to sit down with friends and family and reflect on the things we are grateful for. We are especially grateful for all of you, our readers, sponsors, friends and family. We are thankful for all of you. We wish you a safe and happy holiday. We’ll be back on Friday. ++++ The Commodities Disruptor by Chris Outcalt – Galvinize It was 3 a.m., and the warm Kenyan air smelled of jet fuel. Julie Lerner had just completed a…

Flash Crash Trader Sarao Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Spoofing; Top high-frequency trader Teza to quit proprietary trading; Trump Expected to Seek Deep Cuts in Business Regulations John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read How we talk Jim Kharouf – JLN My column yesterday, What Just Happened about the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States struck a chord with readers. We received more reader feedback on this column than we have in some time, some negative, some supportive. Here are a few. “Thanks for this insightful OpEd. You articulated so many feelings I’m still trying to process.” And this: Wow, what an ignorant, cheap shot to smear nearly 60 million Americans that way. Deplorables, right? As a life-long New Yorker, I’ve watched Trump in action for…

Euronext and Algomi to launch new trading facility to improve liquidity in pan-european corporate bond trading; Hedge Fund Clients Dump Humans for Computers and Still Lose; Trading Giants Clash Over Chicago Exchange’s Speed-Bump Proposal John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Cubs Win World Series By John J. Lothian The Chicago Cubs won the World Series. It is a big deal in Chicago and the U.S. For the rest of the world, maybe not so much. I returned home last night from the UK about the 7th inning, just in time to see the Cubs blow a 3-run lead and have the game go into extra innings. It was a terrific game with incredible drama, but I missed the early innings while on a flight from London to Chicago. The Cubs won 3 games in row, something they did…

Bill Harts, Modern Markets Initiative – How a Small Group of Traders Improved Markets for All Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Regulation,Tech / HFT

“The most liquid stocks in the world used to trade at a minimum spread of one-eighth, but was quite often trading at a quarter spread. If you were an average retail investor buying 100 shares, you would have been paying an extra $25 for that stock, just in terms of the spread costs. Today, that quarter spread is less than a penny.” The 2014 release of Michael Lewis’ book “Flash Boys” unleashed widespread criticism of the automated trading community amid Lewis’ assertion that markets are “rigged” against small investors. According to Bill Harts, CEO of the Modern Markets Initiative, nothing…

Tayloe Draughon, Neurensic – Futures Industry AI and Machine Learning Feature,MWEd,Mwiki,Regulation,Video

“As you seek worlds of opportunity, look for areas in which there are problems, because if somebody is having problems, there are going to be opportunities.” Recent advancements in technology have led to a monstrous spike in trades and trade messaging. Meanwhile, new regulations are requiring banks, brokers, dealers and futures commission merchants to not only store all of this new data, but also to conduct surveillance for trade infractions such as spoofing, layering or “banging the close.” One particular challenge is that these new regulations require proof of intent, that is whether a trader or trade algorithm intentionally broke…

Peter Nabicht, 12Sided Technology – The Implied Job Descriptions in Finance Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,ReformWiki,Tech / HFT,Video

“Markets are an ultra-complex socio-technical system. That is a thing; Google it. There are three examples regularly given of such systems – huge cities, the space shuttle program, and financial markets. That’s how complex and interconnected we are.” Have you ever lost a million dollars in 4 ½ seconds? Neither have we. Peter Nabicht, however, once wrote an algorithmic trading program that did exactly that, when one of his teammates misplaced a decimal on a minor tweak to the algo. Though the blame could have easily gone to Nabicht and/or one his colleagues, none of them was fired over the…

Lisa Dunsky, attorney Sidley Austin Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

The CFTC’s new Regulation Automated Trading rule proposal aims to prevent self-trading. John Lothian News spoke with Lisa Dunsky, attorney at Sidley Austin, prior to the CFTC’s rule approval to discuss some of the issues surrounding self-trading, as well as how spoofing may factor in.