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Index Providers Rule the World; Unknown traders gain influence in commodities; Beijing is Making Its Most Serious Effort Yet to Tackle Its Financial-System Issues John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes The Canadian Annual Derivatives Conference is November 27-29 in Quebec City. Blythe Masters will be a keynote speaker.~JJL Seismic Foundry website is now live.~JJL OPEC’s next meeting is this Thursday. Bantix Technologies, the provider of the Quikstrike options analytics suite, has a blog laying out everything you need to know about the upcoming meeting.~SD Ever wonder when charts became such a standard part of news presentation? Priceonomics has a blog covering the origins of charts and graphs. Scottish political economist William Playfair is credited with creating the modern statistical chart in the late 1700s.~SD Nasdaq…

JPMorgan develops robot to execute high-speed trades; London Metal Exchange – what’s next for the new lord of the ring?; The Great Corn Clash Is Coming as U.S., Brazil Farmers Face Off John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Today we share with you the remembrances of several industry colleagues of the late Magnus Bˆcker on his life and the impact it had on them and our markets. We hear from Craig Donohue of OCC, Sutat Chew and Michael Syn of SGX, Adena Friedman of Nasdaq, Walt Lukken of the FIA, Nandini Sukumar of WFE, Phupinder Gill (formerly of CME Group), Nils-Robert Persson of Cinnober and Terry Duffy of the CME Group.~JJL Jim Kharouf is on a well-deserved vacation this week with his family. John Lothian has returned from Boy Scout…

Vela to Expand Trading Technology Capabilities with OptionsCity Acquisition; Bond Traders Double Down on 2017 Fed Bets Via Options Hedges; Gaming the Yuan – Making Money on a State-Controlled Currency Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight LSE Working On More Italian Derivatives Growth JohnLothianNews.com “We are also working and in close contact with the clearinghouse, because one of the key elements in developing derivatives markets now and probably in the time to come is post-trade efficiency.” The LSE bought Borsa Italiana in 2007. Nicolas Bertrand, the LSE’s head of derivatives, says in the past three years the exchange saw double digit volume growth with increasing support from international participants in the FTSE MIB futures complex. In Q3 2017, Borsa Italiana will extend its trading hours with the goal of capturing even more international…

Stock Exchanges Squabble Over End-of-Day Auctions; Defining moment for investors looms as MSCI rules on China; Wind and solar expected to supply third of global power by 2040 John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Jim Kharouf Will be On Twitter Live on @JohnLothian at 11 AM CST Today We will be interviewing Jim Kharouf today on Twitter Live on my twitter handle, @johnlothian, about the FOW-JLN Trading Chicago event held in less than two weeks, on June 28th at Swissotel. We have a great lineup of panels and speakers. If you are from the trading side of our markets – CTAs, hedge funds, prop firms and asset managers are free at attend. For full conference information, click HERE. Attendance is filling up, so register now. I have not used Twitter live much….

Global Reach: CBOE to List MSCI Options, Expand its Index Coverage Blog,Commentary,Options

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CBOE announced it will list options on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and MSCI EAFE Index on April 21. The exclusive licensing deal with MSCI, is part of the CBOE’s efforts to expand its index coverage well beyond the US market. It also recently signed an exclusive deal to list FTSE and Russell Index products on CBOE. While those indexes have not traditionally drawn much volume on exchanges, CBOE believes that they will be able to garner more interest from traders and institutions by concentrating the liquidity onto its platform. The exchange also believes that in the case of MSCI, there has…

JLN Options: ICE Throws Down Gauntlet on Payment for Order Flow Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight Jeremie Bacon on Taking the Reins at ORC Americas and Modular TechnologyMarketsWiki.tv After a decade of running his own technology firm, Jeremie Bacon decided it was time for a new challenge. In May, he took the reins as president of Orc Americas, the Chicago-based subsidiary of Orc Group. Bacon sat down with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf to talk about why decided to leave the firm he co-founded, Backstop Solutions, a software-as-a-service company in the alternative investment space. Bacon said he was impressed with ORC’s established footprint in the industry and reputation it has built since its launch…

JLN Options: Options Week in Review Feb. 21, 2013 Newsletter,Options

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the FBI began investigating suspicious options trading that occurred just before Berkshire Hathaway announced a $23 billion acquisition of  H.J. Heinz Co.   David Weidner pointed out in The Wall Street Journal that “prescient” trading in the options markets in advance of market-moving announcements has been common for years, but that regulators have been disinclined to respond, saying that these types of trades are difficult to investigate and that insider trading is hard to prove. The SEC’s move to freeze the assets of a Swiss trading account linked to the trades was one of the…

Five Minutes with Cliff Weber Financials,Interview

Cliff Weber

In May 2009, NYSE Liffe U.S. signed a license agreement with MSCI Barra to offer a broad suite of domestic and international index futures products built on a range of MSCI equity indices. It’s been a over a year since NYSE Liffe U.S. became the only listing venue for MSCI Index-based products. This week, which featured a record trading day of 75,876 contracts in its MSCI Emerging Market futures contract, the exchange expanded its suite of MSCI products with the launch of Mini MSCI Canada Index Futures (MCL), Mini MSCI World Index Futures (MWL), and Mini MSCI Emerging Markets Latin…