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Nasdaq Launches New Machine Learning Technology for Surveillance Efforts on Nordic Markets John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Nasdaq, a technology company spawned from the exchange space, has announced the first machine learning implementation in market surveillance. The system is part of their SMARTS, which is enjoying tremendous growth since Nasdaq acquired it in 2010. Officially, “Nasdaq’s SMARTS, in collaboration with Nasdaq Nordic, has deployed machine learning capabilities which analyze abnormal market events and improves the alerting processes surrounding market abuse detection.”~JJL CME‘s electronic options averaged 2.2 million contracts per day in August, up 51 percent over the same period last year.~JK ICE has published a video to talk about…

The Patent World Blog,Feature,Investing & Trading

We’re back in court today. On Friday, Nasdaq filed suit against Miami International Holdings, the parent company of MIAX, the youngest of the U.S. options exchange groups. Nasdaq announced it had filed suit for patent infringement and theft of secret information by MIAX, which has hired a number of former Nasdaq and International Securities Exchange professionals. According to Bloomberg, the Nasdaq suit claims that “MIAX instead relied on or piggybacked off of the Nasdaq trade secrets and other technical know-how acquired by former Nasdaq employees during their tenure at Nasdaq.” Nasdaq is asking the court to force MIAX to stop…

Nasdaq Sues MIAX Parent Co.; VIX ETP Liquidation Scenario?; ETF volatility effects Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight August 2017 Options Exchange Marketshare via OCC ++++++ OCC Cleared Contract Volume Up 19 Percent in August OCC OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in August was 395,912,022 contracts, up 19 percent from August 2016 volume of 331,447,840 contracts. Cleared futures reached a record volume with 14,923,607 contracts in August. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is up four percent from 2016 with 17,068,192 contracts in 2017. jlne.ws/2xMsyDt ++++++ The Patent World Jim Kharouf – JLN We’re back in court today. On Friday, Nasdaq filed suit against…

Nasdaq Sues Rival Exchange, Alleging Stolen Tech Secrets; New Worry in ‘Repo’ John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The Patent World By Jim Kharouf We’re back in court today. Nasdaq has filed suit against Miami International, the parent company of MIAX, the youngest of the US options exchange groups. On Friday, Nasdaq announced it had filed suit for patent infringement and stealing Nasdaq secret information by MIAX, which has hired a number of former Nasdaq and International Securities Exchange professionals. In Friday’s top story from Bloomberg, the Nasdaq suit claims that “MIAX instead relied on or piggybacked off of the Nasdaq trade secrets and other technical know-how acquired by former Nasdaq employees during their tenure at…

Wall Street Readies Debt-Limit War Room; Bitcoin Foundation seeks protection from regulation; Deutsche Boerse Supervisory Board Action John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes Paul Georgy of Allendale is today’s featured speaker from the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago from July.~JJL Speaking of opportunity, would you like to be a sponsor of our MarketsWiki Education Intern Recruiting Event? You can find details HERE. There is a unique savings opportunity if you want to be a speaker at the event and have a table to meet prospective interns. MarketsWiki sponsors get a discount on speaker opportunities, so if you become a Friend level sponsor in our special deal for $2500, you can save $500 and add to…

Wall Street’s Cowboy Traders Find New Riches In Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff From today’s report The Highs and Lows of Spoofing the Market convicted market spoofer Michael Coscia‘s “order-to-fill ratio (the average size of his total orders divided by the average size of orders he filled) was 1.6 percent. The ratio for other traders ranged between 91 percent and 264 percent.”~JK HKEX is closed today due to a big storm, or what some call Typhoon Signal No. 10.~JJL John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. has joined the International Commodity Derivatives Association, formerly known as the Swiss Futures & Options Association or SFOA, as a…

SEC’s Jay Clayton & China, Tom Ascher Speaks, Nasdaq and SIX Swiss Exchange Go Blockchain John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff John Hague of RSM has accepted the role of co-chairman of the LaSalle Trading Tech Awards of the Pathway to Adventure Council of the Boy Scouts of America. John Lothian is the other co-chair of the event. Hague replaces Matt Haraburda of XR Trading, who teamed with John Lothian last year to chair the event. The LaSalle Trading Tech Awards honor those firms who have participated in the Trading Tech 300 merit badge workshop program created by John Lothian and replaces the history LaSalle Street Dinner that had run for over 20…

Senate votes to confirm slate of three CFTC commissioners; Bats fires up debate over NYSE and Nasdaq closing auctions; LSE’s New Brexit Plan to Protect London Financial-Hub Status John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Chris Giancarlo as Chairman, Quintenz and Behnam as Commissioners.~JJL The latest in Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News for August 3, 2017 is available here Trade Alert President Henry Schwartz‘s talk is today’s video from MarketsWiki Education. The other videos we have released so far are Everyone Can’t Be the Best from former NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan Niederauer, The Concept of Basis from Gregg Doud, president of the Commodity Markets Council, and The State of Today’s Markets: Issues and Opportunities from Tabb Group founder…

BOXing: Let the Bodies Hit the (Options) Floor Feature,Options

Golly, there’s been a ton of action in options markets lately. First, the surge of crypto news. Last week, MIAX’s investment in LedgerX received airtime as LedgerX was approved as a derivatives clearing organization (DCO), paving the way for bitcoin options. Then CBOE got into the fray with its announcement yesterday that it has partnered with Gemini, the cryptocurrency endeavor backed by the Winklevoss twins, to use its market data to create bitcoin futures. (I expressed my skepticism of the timeline laid out by CBOE yesterday, as they mentioned a possible Q4 launch or early 2018. I am dubious of…