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CME About to Win 14 year old Eurex Suit; SEC’s Retail Protection Plan Short on Details John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz will give an introductory keynote Address at Consensus 2018 on May 14 in New York.~JJL The uber efficient Jessica Darmoni interviewed Wedbush’s Bob Fitzsimmons for exactly three minutes for the Hehmeyer blog.~JJL OCC offers the FidelityStudent Debt Contribution Program to their employees to aid in efforts to attract and retain the best talent.~JJL CME Group had 3116 bitcoin futures contracts trade yesterday. Cboe saw bitcoin volume of 7,062 contracts yesterday.~JJL The list of firms offering bitcoin trading on the Cboe includes Advantage Futures, ED&F Man Capital Markets, E*Trade, Interactive…

HKEx May Have Reached Its Peak; Crypto Could Be Lifeline for CHX; Hundreds of European stocks barred from dark pools John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Statement on Potentially Unlawful Online Platforms for Trading Digital Assets Divisions of Enforcement and Trading and Markets SEC Online trading platforms have become a popular way investors can buy and sell digital assets, including coins and tokens offered and sold in so-called Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”). The platforms often claim to give investors the ability to quickly buy and sell digital assets. A number of these platforms provide a mechanism for trading assets that meet the definition of a “security” under the federal securities laws. If a platform offers trading of digital assets that are securities and operates…

UBS, BNP, RBS Get Subpoenas in U.S. Treasuries Probe; Brussels set for power grab on London’s euro-clearing market; Tradeweb Launches All-to-All Corporate Bond Trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read You Look Mahvelous Dahling: “Mad Men” Ready to Walk the Exchange Red Carpet with Nasdaq Spencer Doar – JLN Fintech and regtech are firmly entrenched in the financial industry’s lexicon — if a new exchange has its way, “adtech” will be the next addition. The New York Interactive Advertising Exchange (NYIAX) plans to offer a guaranteed contract for digital advertising space on Nasdaq’s latest blockchain-enabled technology platform in Q4. “The advertising world is … becoming more sophisticated with how it buys and sells inventory and there are a lot of challenges around trust and transparency — knowing the…

Why Stock Market Volatility Isn’t Really as Low as It Appears; An Exceedingly ‘Worrisome’ Discrepancy; Euro Trading Calm Belies Risk of Lehman-Like Volatility Spikes Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Why Stock Market Volatility Isn’t Really as Low as It Appears Joseph Ciolli – Bloomberg Correlation, it’s sometimes said, equals volatility. An index can’t swing very much unless a lot of its members are going the same way. So if you’re wondering why the CBOE Volatility Index has been so quiet lately, that’s part of it, according to Dean Curnutt, chief executive officer at Macro Risk Advisers. Stocks are charting independent courses under Donald Trump, and it’s holding broad measures of turbulence down. /goo.gl/ZoEY8v An Exceedingly ‘Worrisome’ Discrepancy Seeking Alpha As one bank puts it, investors no longer…

John Lothian Newsletter: Nasdaq Debuts Groundbreaking Nasdaq Financial Framework; China Wants to Set Prices for the World’s Commodities; Former SGX CEO joins Kouclo Group John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read MarketsWiki Education Is More Than Paying It ForwardJohn Lothian – JLN Pay it forward. Do something nice for someone because some other person did something nice for you. In the case of MarketsWiki Education, you can pass on your passion for the markets and the underlying industry by sending your interns, your newer employees, or your son or daughter to the event series You can help change someone’s life for the better, I promise you. That is the kind of response we have had from some attendees. This response has prompted us to expand the program’s reach even…

John Lothian Newsletter: Nasdaq Debuts Groundbreaking Nasdaq Financial Framework; China Wants to Set Prices for the World’s Commodities; Former SGX CEO joins Kouclo Group John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read MarketsWiki Education Is More Than Paying It ForwardJohn Lothian – JLN Pay it forward. Do something nice for someone because some other person did something nice for you. In the case of MarketsWiki Education, you can pass on your passion for the markets and the underlying industry by sending your interns, your newer employees, or your son or daughter to the event series You can help change someone’s life for the better, I promise you. That is the kind of response we have had from some attendees. This response has prompted us to expand the program’s reach even…

John Lothian Newsletter: China promises to make currency yuan freely traded by 2020; SGX establishes connectivity with CME Group co-location facility; Morgan Stanley’s James Gorman Elected to New York Fed Board John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Tomorrowland: The New Wave Of Technology Is Here By Jim Kharouf, JLN This is where Silicon Valley innovation meets LaSalle Street, Wall Street and the City. The FIA’s move to debut its Innovation Hall at this year’s FIA Expo, highlighting startups in the fintech space, is another indication of just how far fintech has come over the past several years. In the wake of Dodd-Frank, European regulations and other structural changes in the industry, many in the industry wondered if existing or new firms would be able to create new technology to address such challenges, as well as…

John Lothian Newsletter: Deutsche Boerse Said to Plan Elimination of 35 Managerial Jobs; LSE sells Russell Investments to TA Associates for $1.15bn; Bill Gross’s Lawsuit Against Pimco: A Look Inside John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Fusion, Confusion & Illusion in the Stock Market | Ricky Cooper | TEDxIIT TEDx Talks People who patiently find everything they can about a company before purchasing it, buy from people who don’t know what the company they are selling actually does. Does this melding of different ideas lead to good outcomes for society, or just confusion? jlne.ws/1hu1I9q **** We wanted IIT Stuart School of Business professor Rick Cooper to speak at our Summer Intern Education series in Chicago this summer, but he was out of town. He did however give a real TED Talk and here it…

JLN Managed Futures: Why Correlations Between Asset Classes Matter; Managed futures start second half of the year with strong performance; Asset managers promise to put clients first from now on Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary CTA Expo Update Doug Ashburn – John Lothian News Frank, Bucky and the CTA Expo team will be hosting their annual Chicago event September 17, 2015 at the UBS Center at 1 N. Wacker Dr. This event sells out every year, so sign up today. There are currently over 225 industry professionals registered including 100 who have registered as capital sources and 33 participating CTAs. CTA registrations still start at just $500, Service Providers at $700 and Capital sources, including asset allocators, pool operators and professional clients, attend CTAExpo conferences for free. For what you get, the event is…