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The Mothering Type: JPX’s index suite shows strong July numbers and new-contract growth Asia/Pacific,Feature

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It’s been a solid year for exchanges with some welcome volatility and enough economic moves to keep it interesting. Those are common themes most markets have been able to capitalize on, and the Japan Exchange Group is well in that mix. July futures volumes showed some solid strength across its index suite with its Topix futures up 22 percent in July with an average daily volume of 1.15 million contracts. Its Nikkei 225 futures volume rose almost 40 percent for the month to 72,820 contracts traded daily. The other notable is its fledgling TSE Mothers Index futures, up 263 percent…

Has the blockchain hype finally peaked?; Launch of Consortium and Proof of Concept Testing for Capital Market Infrastructure Utilizing Blockchain Technology; RBS Falls on BOE Stress Test Failure, Plan to Shrink Further John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Blockchain That Makes Sense: How Post-Trade Digital Ledger Technology Will Make Banks And Brokers Happy Jim Kharouf – JLN When you talk about the potential for digital ledger technology, words like revolutionary and transformative are often mentioned. Ray Kahn and Thorsten Peisl are not in the disruptor camp. Yet both left solid jobs in the financial markets and launched blockchain start-ups aimed at bringing new efficiencies to the marketplace. Their message about blockchain was clear at the World Federation of Exchanges annual meeting in Cartagena, Colombia this month. Yes, blockchain is coming. No, it’s not going to turn…

JLN Options: Oil options calm shows 10 percent price surge may be fleeting; Predicted correction lacks full fear factor; Can S&P 500 shrug off ‘deathcross’ in coming weeks? Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bits & Pieces They call them the dog days of summer. We used to think that means sleepy and laid back. This month, it seems, it means we are working like dogs. Well, unless you are Jim Kharouf. Jim has been on holiday for the past two weeks, which added to the rest of our workloads. To be fair, though, Jim did put in a month of hard work before he left, finishing up three projects for John Lothian Productions, as well as a couple of editorial interviews. We will see him in the office for a…

John Lothian Newsletter: Japan Exchange Group chief Saito seeks derivatives partners; Asia regulators attack EU over clearing house standards; European Watchdog Warns of Possible Action Against Ratings Agencies John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Indexing Israel: Steven Schoenfeld Talks About His Next Index Venture JohnLothianNews.com Steven Schoenfeld knows a thing or two about stock indexes as the chief investment officer of BlueStar Indexes and author of the book Active Index Investing. He spoke with John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about his latest indexes based on Israeli companies and another on Israel’s tech sector. The first is called the BlueStar Israel Invest (BIGI), a comprehensive index launched in 2011 on the top Israeli companies that are traded around the world. The index returned 0.08 percent through September this year. Schoenfeld has also…

Asia: Pieces Falling Into Place Financials,Metals,Options,Regulation,Special Report,Tech / HFT,Video

JLN Special Report - Asia: Pieces Falling into Place

Talking about Asia often leaves professionals from those regions a bit tongue-tied. When JLN decided to do a special report talking about Asia, many of those experts had the same question: “Which country? Asia is a big place.” Indeed, talking about Asia is difficult, given the number of markets and regulatory differences, not to mention geographic distance between various Asian financial centers. The debate still goes on over which one or two or three are the most important in the region. Some say Japan, while others discuss Hong Kong’s status. Others like the positioning of Singapore. And this doesn’t include…

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…

John Lothian Newsletter: CME reports record single-day volume; Korea to Launch Third Stock Exchange; Japan Exchange to Top Profit Forecast on Volume John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

Exchange operator CME Group posts an overall daily record volume this week. Korea plans to launch the country’s third stock exchange; this one will focus on smaller businesses. The head of Japan Exchange Group says that the company is on track for record profits.