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‘Speed Bumps’ Help Protect Investors – Study; Central Banking Action John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The last week of June is going to be busy. First, on June 25 I will be teaching the journalism and communications merit badges in Chicago as part of the Trading Tech 300 program, now branded under the bigger brand of Scout Tech. Then on Tuesday, June 26 I fly to New York for meetings and to be ready for the Crypto Evolved event on Wednesday, June 27 at the New York Athletic Club. My friends from Viable Markets have been gracious enough to ask me to moderate a panel on Silicon Valley…

America’s Largest Private Company Reboots a 153-Year-Old Strategy John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Thank you to all who showed the JLN Team, including my son Robby, such incredible courtesy at IDX last week. Robby had a great experience and it was greatly enhanced by the friendly and professional manner in which he was engaged at the conference.~JJL At last week’s FIA IDX panel on crypto, a poll of the audience on the prospects for crypto-based products showed that 42 percent thought it was a “long-term sustainable” market/product, 32 percent said medium-term and 25 percent said it was short-term, or a flash in the pan.~JK Thou shalt…

Sincere Flattery and Competition Blog,Commentary,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Investing & Trading

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” wrote English cleric and writer Charles Caleb Colton. The NYSE and Nasdaq have flattered each other plenty over the years as they competed globally in the exchange and OTC market space. It often seemed there was not a move NYSE made that Nasdaq did not try to match or top, and vice versa. The imitation here is not that NYSE matched Nasdaq by naming a woman, Stacey Cunningham, as head of the exchange to counter Nasdaq’s Adena Friedman. Rather, both exchanges chose the best qualified candidates for the role of president or CEO….

ICE working on bitcoin platform; SEC’s Piwowar stepping down; NY AG quits John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Galina Hale, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Marianna Kudlyak and Patrick Shultz from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco have published an economic letter, “How Futures Trading Changed Bitcoin Prices.”~JJL You may know Matthew Scharpf as the extraordinary vice president of fixed income derivatives and clearing, Americas at Eurex in Chicago. But he’s an equally talented musician with a new album called “All That I’ve Left” which is now officially released and available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Napster and CDbaby. Matt’s band will be playing live on May 12 at Wire in Berwyn, IL…

Wall Street Is About to Answer the Good/Bad Volatility Question John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Readers, we have an industry colleague, Tony DiBenedetto, who needs our help. Tony is a 35-year industry veteran who spent his entire career at NYMEX. After leaving the NYMEX six years ago he has had trouble finding full-time work. His wife is battling cancer and he is facing foreclosure on their home. A Go-Fund-Me effort has been started to raise $25,000 to help him. So far $18,980 has been raised. Please consider helping Tony. Click HERE to go to his Go-Fund-Me page.~JJL Additionally, a Go-Fund-Me page has been created for the family of…

Big bank tech arms race; South Korea Detains Crypto Execs; Rival Fidessa acquisition bidders ION and SS&C John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Euronext celebrated the 40th anniversary of its options exchange in Amsterdam yesterday. In conjunction, they also celebrated Drumming Day, a centuries old tradition commemorating the bravery of an orphaned boy who saved Amsterdam’s stock exchange from the Spanish during the Eighty Years’ War.~JJL It’s not surprising that once volatility returns, the media starts to cover options markets more. As such, yesterday’s JLN Options newsletter was chock full of content, including background on the Greek general Thucydides, an IP spat, convexity, unprepared traders and a dig at David Einhorn’s confusion over why his fund…

MIAX Challenges Nasdaq Options Patents; Crisis hedge funds’ lackluster performance Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight With trade war, U.S. and China stumble into the Thucydides Trap John Kemp – Reuters The United States and China have fired the opening shots in a trade war that may be hard to stop. /jlne.ws/2GxA4tV ****SD: Regardless of the situation, whenever I see Thucydides mentioned I have to reread the Financial Times Alphaville article For the love of Zeus, stop misusing Thucydides from last summer for context. It’s well worth the more in depth history lesson/tuneup. Surprisingly, three of the four Trump officials referenced in the piece who are known for their Thucydides fandom are actually…

13-Year High for Nasdaq Fear Premium; Lessons from Corrections Past Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Tech Stocks Fear Premium Just Jumped to a 13-Year High Luke Kawa – Bloomberg The disruptors are getting ditched as tech fear spreads well beyond Facebook. /bloom.bg/2uxHl74 ****SD: Different chart on same subject from Bloomberg. Also from the WSJ – Tech’s Risk Bill Comes Due The Lesson From Stock Corrections Past? 200 Days of Pain Lu Wang, Sarah Ponczek and Elena Popina – Bloomberg S&P 500 fell 14% on average in five similar selloffs since ’09; Current rout would rank at bottom in duration if ended now Remember the last time stocks fell so hard? You probably don’t,…

Market’s $3 Trillion Trauma; FCA and CFTC to collaborate on fintech innovation; Euronext Plans More Acquisitions John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Welcome to Presidents’ Day in the U.S. This is the day when U.S. Presidents have historically taken the day off from Twitter. Just kidding. But it is the day we are not going to publish JLN Options and the JLN staff gets the rest of the day off. Have a great day!~JJL Last week’s CryptoCon 2018 produced some interesting insights into the cryptocurrency space. DRW Cumberland’s Bobby Cho and Jim Radecki revealed just how large that operation is today, with crypto trades representing about 25 percent of DRW’s trades on 30 different currencies…