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Finding Money in the Margins; Carney Dials Guidance Way Down as BOE Sees Future Wide Open; Quant Wars Seen Whipping Up Stock Volatility as Election Nears John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read In Honor of a Historic Victory JLN Staff The Chicago Cubs victory in the World Series over Cleveland was the beginning of a historic celebration. Since the Cubs nail-biting Game 7 victory came in Cleveland, Chicago Cubs fans have not had the opportunity to celebrate with the newly crowned champs. Today, there will be a huge parade starting at the Friendly Confines and winding its way to Grant Park. The crowd is likely to be mind boggling. City officials have not even released the full route, rather referring people to soak in the scene at three locations: Addison…

CFTC’s Massad Recaps 2016 Commentary,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,Interview,Mwiki,ReformWiki,Regulation & Enforcement,Video

Chairman says Reg AT is next big item on the list to finish before yearend. The futures industry’s regulator had several initiatives in 2016 but the top items were tackling the issue of cybersecurity, margin and the upcoming finalization of automated trading rules. On cybersecurity, the CFTC adopted rules for the exchanges, clearing houses, trading platforms and trade repositories that require more testing of platforms and systems to make them more secure. “That’s probably the biggest single threat to financial stability in our markets today,” said Timothy Massad, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, who spoke with John Lothian…

JLN Options: CBOE, Makers of VIX, To Launch a Fearless Index Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories CBOE, Makers of VIX, To Launch a Fearless IndexBrendan Conway, Barron’sMy headline is a bit cheeky, but watch tomorrow for the first dissemination of the CBOE Low Volatility Index, brought to you by the makers of the “fear gauge.” This index is actually pretty different from popular products that bear the “low volatility” moniker.http://jlne.ws/11aEwRu **  “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt  (The geek in me wanted to quote from Dune about fear but I’ll spare you. –JB) **I wonder if the “fearless index” name will catch on? — SR Exchanges…