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Interactive Brokers suffers $22m market making loss; Former Harvard Money Whiz Jack Meyer Tries to Regain His Edge; Dash Financial Technologies Names Ari House Chief Financial Officer Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Interactive Brokers suffers $22m market making loss Hayley McDowell – The Trade The market making business at Interactive Brokers made a $22 million loss in the first quarter this year, as the firm moves forward with winding down its options market making services. Interactive Brokers explained the rate of continuing losses within market making had been ‘substantially reduced’ by the decision to shutdown options market making. jlne.ws/2oVW2wF ****SD: In case anyone thinks this was a sudden phenomenon, and in lieu of a graph of declining profits, I’ll point readers to an AmsterdamTrader post from 2010 titled “Timber Hill…

Oil’s Plunge Below $50 Sends Options Trading Into a Frenzy; Volatility — how low can it go?; Snap Inc. Options Start Trading Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight My Picks for CFTC and SEC Commissioners By John J. Lothian Despite repeated inquiries to knowledgeable industry players, there is little buzz about prospective new CFTC and SEC Commissioners outside of the chairmen. So if there is no buzz, then let’s create some of our own in time for the FIA Boca Raton International Conference. I am going to give you my top ten potential candidates for each commission in alphabetical order. That they are on the list does not mean they would be willing to serve, but it does mean I believe they are eminently qualified…

Chicago Wants to Be a Hub for China Stock Trading; Wall Street’s Volatility Pioneer Searches for Latest Fear Trade; Hedge fund redemptions a dismal end to a bad year John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read My Picks for CFTC and SEC Commissioners By John J. Lothian Despite repeated inquiries to knowledgeable industry players, there is little buzz about prospective new CFTC and SEC Commissioners outside of the chairmen. So if there is no buzz, then let’s create some of our own in time for the FIA Boca Raton International Conference. I am going to give you my top ten potential candidates for each commission in alphabetical order. That they are on the list does not mean they would be willing to serve, but it does mean I believe they are eminently qualified to…

Interactive Brokers Group Announces Decision to Cease Options Market Making Activities; Snap options set for strong demand on market debut; Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight CME Group CEO Terry Duffy on Business and Interest Rates Under the Trump Administration JohnLothianNews.com With a new administration in place and a more optimistic outlook from the market community, CME Group is well positioned to succeed, according to CEO Terry Duffy. Whereas global regulatory efforts have served as a headwind for the industry since the financial crisis, now the United States is benefiting from the perception that the new administration’s stance on regulation will serve as an tailwind. There is much left to be determined, certainly, but even the shift to no new regulation as opposed…

Getting Squeezed: Introducing Brokers Numbers Waning, Growth Wanting, Future Questioned Blog,Commentary

New Introducing Broker numbers hit historical low; IB Numbers Shrink 17 percent Since Financial Crisis There is a funny story about former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine, when he held his first all company conference call with employees. He said he was impressed with how many investment bankers the firm had, having no clue that the number of IBs affiliated with MF Global actually meant introducing brokers. The fate of the company was probably sealed right then and there. While investment bankers have had their own problems in recent years, it is introducing brokers whose best days seem behind them….

JLN Options: Stock ‘fear gauge’ flawed, Citi equity trading chief says Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Stock ‘fear gauge’ flawed, Citi equity trading chief saysReuters via Yahoo! NewsBy Simon Jessop LONDON – Investors seeking to predict the magnitude of share price moves at times of market flux may get a faulty steer from a closely watched “fear gauge”, one of investment banking’s top equity traders has warned. Citi’s Mike Pringle, global head of equity trading at the third-biggest U.S. bank, told Reuters that the VIX volatility index  is now as much a traded asset as it is a guide to investors seeking protection from losses.http://jlne.ws/12qDyhj Interactive Brokers to pay $300,000 fineMarketWatchInteractive Brokers Group Inc….

JLN Options: Not Enough Reform on Derivatives Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Not Enough Reform on DerivativesThe New York Times (Editorial)On Thursday, several bills to pre-empt the regulation of derivatives will be the focus of a hearing in the House Financial Services Committee. The bills, which have already passed the Agriculture Committee, must be stopped if the world is to be made safe from reckless risk-taking by banks. As it turns out, Representative Jeb Hensarling, Republican of Texas and the new head of the Financial Services Committee, may be the man to stop them.http://jlne.ws/17qYlag S&P 500 hits new record high; financials leadAngela Moon, ReutersStocks rose more than 1 percent on…

John Lothian Newsletter: Low volumes at U.S. exchanges keep earnings under pressure; PFG Has Regulators on Defense in Congress; Nomura CEO Watanabe to Resign Amid Scandal John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

As financial exchanges prepare to release earnings, concern is voiced about poor results stemming from ongoing low volumes.  The PFG fraud scandal brings regulatory leaders before Congress to testify about what went wrong.  In Japan, where systemic wrongdoing is also popping up here and there, the CEO of broker Nomura resigns in the midst of insider-trading problems at that firm.  In MarketsWiki.tv, you’ll find links to new interviews with various people in the industry. 

Mark Esposito of OneChicago Discusses Their NoDivRisk (“1D”) Single Stock Futures Interview,Managed Futures,Video

Mark Esposito, a 25-year trading veteran on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), is the managing director, business development at OneChicago. John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn spoke with Esposito about OneChicago’s NoDivRisk (“1D”) Single Stock Futures products and how commodity trading advisors and managed futures funds can use them.