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Options Are Pricing In One of the Biggest Stock Moves on Record for the Election; Hedging activity rises as odds on Donald Trump win fall; Election At Top of Market’s Mind, But More Earnings Could Keep Things Humming Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Wizards of Today’s Markets: Jack Schwager, Part 1 Trading Technologies We recently ran our third “Wizards of Today’s Markets” Q&A, rounding off our trio of Chicago trading legends with TransMarket Group’s Ray Cahnman. To close out the series, we thought it would be fitting to talk with the originator of the “Market Wizards” moniker himself, Jack Schwager. Jack authored “Market Wizards”—a series of interviews with some of the most successful traders in a variety of different markets—in 1989 after publishing the more technical “A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets” in 1984 (a revised version of which…

JLN Managed Futures: After big 2014, trend-chasing mutual funds drop; Why Hedge Funds Love To Go Offshore; Are we set for the rise of the non-bank FCMs? Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Long run: Jack Schwager talks traders, old and new JohnLothianNews.com Jack Schwager’s career runs from pre-financial futures markets to author of the Markets Wizard books to an online start-up today. As the recipient of the CTA Expo’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award in New York in April, he spoke with Jim Kharouf, editor-in-chief of John Lothian News about what he knows about about top traders and his new venture, Fundseeder, an online platform for the next generation of market wizards. For Schwager, top traders don’t just post profits, but have great risk management as well. “It doesn’t have to be…

Long run: Jack Schwager talks traders, old and new Interview,Video

Jack Schwager’s career runs from pre-financial futures markets to author of the Markets Wizard books to an online start-up today. As the recipient of the CTA Expo’s 2105 Lifetime Achievement Award in New York in April, he spoke with Jim Kharouf, editor-in-chief of John Lothian News about what he knows about about top traders and his new venture, Fundseeder, an online platform for the next generation of market wizards. For Schwager, top traders don’t just post profits, but have great risk management as well. “It doesn’t have to be complicated at all,” Schwager said of risk management systems. “Most risk…

JLN Managed Futures: Our Interview with Jack Schwager of ‘Market Wizards’ Fame; Horizon’s Emerging Manager Fund Cash Account; Observations on the death of trend following Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations – Statistics – Commentary In the current issue of JLN Managed Futures, Horizon Cash Management launches a custodial solution for the under-$10 million crowd, the death of trend following is highly exaggerated, and despite the pullback in commodity fund performance, new funds are still being launched.  Up first, though, is our interview with Jack Schwager, author of the “Market Wizards” book series and portfolio manager with ADM Investor Services.

John Lothian Newsletter: Japan Exchange plans infrastructure bourse; LSE to launch electronic swaps trading venue; Bid to relaunch synthetic CDO unravels John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

The operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange plans to open a new exchange in a couple of years that will focus on raising capital to rebuild national infrastructure. The London Stock Exchange plans to open a new electronic swaps trading venue. Two big banks set up a sales effort for some notorious CDO products, but fail to get the sale done as investors back away. In First Read today, take a look at the new MarketsWiki.tv interview: Jack Schwager, the Market Wizards author, talks about hedge fund managers and how the CTA space has changed, what’s happened to managed futures…

Jack Schwager on Market Wizards and How the CTA Space is Changing (Part 1) Financials,Interview,Managed Futures,Video

Jack Schwager is a well-known name in the financial market community today, as author of trading classics such as: Market Wizards in 1989, The New Market Wizards in 1992 and Stock Market Wizards in 2001. He’s added to the series in May 2012, with Hedge Fund Market Wizards, and more recently released book Market Sense and Nonsense, where he explores investment models and the theories of how markets work. He spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about hedge fund managers and how the CTA space has changed, what’s happened to managed futures since its breakout year in 2008 and his…

Jack Schwager on Market Wizards and How the CTA Space is Changing (Part 2) Financials,Interview,Managed Futures,Video

In part two, Schwager describes his role as portfolio management role at ADM. He also discusses the growing trend toward managed futures mutual funds, which have grown to about $9 billion in assets under management at the end of November 2012, according to data from CME Group and Morningstar. Schwager believes the availability of such products could provide more vehicles for diversity in individual portfolios. Finally, Schwager provides his thoughts about the potential growth for hedge funds and alternative investments. While Schwager has spent decades in the managed futures space, including 22 years as director of futures research for various…