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Bond Investors Are Worried About Bond Market Liquidity; Saudi Arabia signs major markets upgrade with Nasdaq John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff The “Putting on my broker hat about bitcoin” commentary by John Lothian had 1778 views on LinkedIn since it was published Friday. ~JJL The @JohnLothian twitter handle had 46,664 organic impressions on Friday. ~JJL The story by John Lothian, “FANG+ Puts the UMPH Back into the Markets and Exchange Competition” had 16,605 impressions on Twitter so far and is @JohnLothian’s top tweet of the last month. ~JJL CME Group is offering a webinar on “The ABC’s of Spread Trading with Futures” on Tuesday, December 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT….

VIX-Yield Curve – At the Door of High Volatility?; Limits of Pound Gains; Sector correlations Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight What Organizations Need to Know about Risk Culture Audits John Fennell – Risk Management Monitor Today’s risks require more proactive oversight by boards of directors on the issue of risk management. Transitioning to this approach is easier said than done, however. The trouble is that many organizations are weighed down by antiquated risk management frameworks that prevent them from being proactive. Even today, how financial services and other industries address risk is deeply ingrained in organizations’ character, requiring a broader change which extends beyond simply implementing new risk management frameworks. ++++++ U.S. Securities Markets Coalition Opposes…

SEC to give MiFID reprieve; Big exchanges ask SEC to hold off on fee cap plan; Capital rules and clearing risks John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff FIA EXPO is opening in Chicago today after some opening parties last night. We look forward to a great week of conducting interviews in the Cinnober booth on the EXPO exhibit hall, attending the sessions and seeing too many readers and industry friends to be counted. Feel free to stop us and say hello if you see any of the JLN team.~JJL One year ago the Dow sat at 18,086. Yesterday, the index touched the 23,000 mark for the first time. Give it another 13,000 points and Kevin Hassett and James Glassman…

Accessing Hidden Liquidity in ETFs and Their Listed Options; The Real Threats to the Equity Bull Mkt Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Cybersecurity is very, very tough: How a SIFMU’s cyber chief sees the threat Spencer Doar – JLN It’s alarming and getting ugly. The Equifax hack in March compromised the personal information of an estimated 40 percent of the United States population. The Bangladeshi central bank is down $81 million after the SWIFT messaging system was hacked in early 2016. The SEC recently disclosed that a 2016 hack of its EDGAR database may have resulted in trading on nonpublic information for personal gain. Then there are the cyber breaches of retailers: Target in 2013, which settled for $18.5…

Making Sense of Options Order Flow – Henry Schwartz Blog,Feature,MWEd,Video,video

“There are four primary reasons people use options, and they tend to attract the smartest, the most well capitalized and most informed traders out there. Basically, dumb people lose their money trading options so quickly, they’re not really out there anymore.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Henry Schwartz, president of Trade Alert LLC, breaks down the four primary reasons people trade options: leverage, defined risk, flexibility and liquidity.  Schwartz then delves into a wealth of data to show what kind of information can be gleaned from the 1.1 million options trades happening…

The State of Today’s Markets: Issues and Opportunities – Larry Tabb Feature,MWEd,Video,video

“This industry is a meritocracy. If you can do a better job than the next guy, then you’ll get rewarded more than the next guy. That’s a good thing.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Larry Tabb, founder and research chairman of the TABB Group, gives a comprehensive view of the state of markets today with an eye toward the future. Tabb covers everything from the dangers markets face when quantitative easing ends; the decrease in IPOs; the prospect of the regulatory pendulum swinging back to less regulation; and how difficult it will…

Rebates and Market Data: No Need to Reinvent the Wheel Feature,Video,video

At Trading Chicago presented by FOW and John Lothian News, Peter Maragos, CEO of Dash Financial Technologies, spoke to JLN about what he sees as the most pressing issues in equity and options markets: what to do about rebates and leveling the playing field when it comes to market data access.

OCC Cleared Contract Volume Up 19 Percent in May; VIX Index Closes Below 10 Again, as Professor Called VIX Level the Biggest Financial Mystery; Citadel Securities Hires Barclays’s Electronic Equities Chief Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight May 2017 Options Exchange Marketshare via OCC Two notable changes: -NYSE down from 17.04% total options marketshare in May 2016 to 12.6% in May 2017. -CBOE up from 36.58% total options marketshare in May 2016 to 44.13% in May 2017 (vast majority of that growth in C2 and CBOE). ++++++ Meet My Connection: BSO Finding Ways To Connect Traders To Emerging Markets Jim Kharouf – JLN Archimedes is credited with saying, “The shortest distance between two points is a straight line,” but that’s not always the fastest. Michael Ourabah says the fastest route to and from emerging…

All Together Now: Exchange Leaders Call For Cooperative Approach To Changing Market Structure Blog,Commentary,Feature,Options

U.S. equity options leaders said today’s market structure needs fixing and vowed to work together to address it at the Options Industry Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Among some of the structural problems are a perceived lack of liquidity, a rigid regulatory structure that has supported the fragmentation of markets, and a concentration of volume on a relatively small number of listings. Kevin Kennedy, who serves as senior vice president, head of U.S. options at Nasdaq, called for the exchanges and participants to work together to upgrade the market structure so it works better and more efficiently in the coming years….