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LSE’s Rolet quits; Regulators look to shine more light on Treasury market; City closes ranks over Rolet John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Jim Kharouf Resigns as CEO of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc.; Will Continue Work with Company in Freelance Role Jim Kharouf is stepping down as CEO of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. at the end of the year after having assumed the role on January 1, 2017. Kharouf is leaving the company as an employee, but will continue to work with John Lothian News and John Lothian Productions as an independent contributor. He will also be exploring his own bespoke initiatives, including in the Fintech sector. Despite accomplishing much during his tenure at the company and…

Short-VIX Trade Shows Few Signs of Fading; More BTC; Sleepy Oil; Markets Numb to Risk Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bitcoin stirs volatility fears as it heads for $10,000 Hannah Murphy – Financial Times The price of bitcoin soared to record highs on Monday and approached the symbolic $10,000 threshold even as some traditional marketplaces warned they were becoming “uncomfortable” with the volume and volatility of trading in the cryptocurrency. on.ft.com/2BmDb0m ****SD: Some folks must be making that “baby’s first taste of lemon” face. Just two weeks ago – when BTC was trading for less than $8k – LedgerX initiated it’s first long-term bitcoin futures option with a strike of $10,000 (sold/bought for $2,250.25). The contract expires…

Bitcoin’s Trading Star is DRW’s Cumberland Mining; Itiviti and ULLINK announce tie-up; BoE chief on LSE row John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff DRW’s cryptocurrency division is called Cumberland Mining & Materials LLC., named after the Grateful Dead song “Cumberland Blues,” about a hardworking miner, according to today’s Wall Street Journal story. ~JK Fun fact: In the first three quarters of 2017, $2.774 trillion of MSCI Index-based futures and options traded globally. That’s nearly 50 percent more than the first three quarters of 2016.~SD Care to express your views on cryptocurrencies without trading them? Apparently, you can buy ugly crypto holiday sweaters now (and yes, the checkout supports cryptocurrencies). Visual Capitalist has a cool infographic…

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…

JLN Financials: Ukraine Central Bank Raises Key Rate to 30%; The 15 Most Miserable Economies in the World; Corporate-Bond Market Poses Systemic Risk Financials,Newsletter

First Impressions Making It Attainable: RCM Buys Attain To Broaden Managed Futures Reach Jim Kharouf – JLN RCM Asset Management pushed further into the managed futures space today with the announcement it has acquired Attain Capital Management. With the move, RCM aims to strengthen its education offerings and broaden its customer base. “Things that they do very well, RCM does not do well or at all. So the combination of the two firms will really enable us to further our reach in the space,” said Bobby Schwartz, CEO and managing director at RCM. Attain, which started in 2002 offering trading…

JLN Financials: I.M.F. Shifts Its Approach to Bailouts; Firms Take Advantage of China’s Murky Interbank Market; Surfing central banks in a benign ‘QE trap’ Financials,Newsletter

First Impressions Gone Tomorrow, Here Again After Jon Matte In honor of the US holiday on Thursday (“Premature Shopping Day” – or, as it used to be called, “Thanksgiving Day”), John Lothian News will be closed, and that means no newsletters. But never fear, on Friday JLN, JLN Financials and JLN Options will be back in action. Meantime, to those of you who have a day off, our best wishes for the holiday! Quote of the Day It doesn’t feel entirely right. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on the weak investment statistics released by Britain’s Office for National Statistics,…

John Lothian Newsletter: Schapiro stepping down at SEC, Walter to step in; Britain names Canadian to head Bank of England; Spanish Futures Trading Resumes After BME Technical Fault John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

As expected, Mary Schapiro announces her departure from the SEC, and Elisse Walter is tapped to take her place. Canada’s Mark Carney heads to Britain to take the head chair at the Bank of England. Spanish futures exchange MEFF shut down for several hours today; a “connectivity” issue was blamed, and trading has now resumed. The second installment in JLN’s Restoring Customer Confidence series has arrived: Eurex’s Byron Baldwin talks about the exchange’s flexible segregated account services.