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John Lothian Announces Summer Intern Industry-wide Education Program in Chicago Blog

John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. is pleased to announce today the creation of a Chicago-based industry-wide summer intern education series to introduce the history, innovation, key leaders and future opportunities to participating interns, summer workers, new employees and those interested in careers in the trading and markets.  The series, which kicks off on July 16,  features presentations from a select group of industry leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, attorneys, technologists, investors, traders and other industry participants. The series will start on July 16, with an event featuring Leo Melamed speaking about his experience and philosophy of growing global markets.  The kickoff…

David Downey Stands Apart Commentary,Regulation

John Lothian

David Downey is as pugnacious as he is passionate. He has battled and won, retired, and come back to battle again. Current CEO of OneChicago, he is a man on a mission to bring understanding and respect for OneChicago and its products. It is a fight he believes in and one he does not plan on leaving unfinished. I first met Downey on the Internet back in its Wild West days. I interacted with him on the same online venues where I came across Jon Matte, now COO of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. and assistant editor of this…

Mark Esposito of OneChicago Discusses Their NoDivRisk (“1D”) Single Stock Futures Interview,Managed Futures,Video

Mark Esposito, a 25-year trading veteran on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), is the managing director, business development at OneChicago. John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn spoke with Esposito about OneChicago’s NoDivRisk (“1D”) Single Stock Futures products and how commodity trading advisors and managed futures funds can use them.

The Chicago Way Commentary,Options,Regulation

John Lothian

In Chicago we don’t believe in short selling bans.  If you want to go short, you just walk into the trading pit and put your hands up in the air facing out and yell “SELL 4 at 6,” or something like that.  If you want to sell some futures electronically, you just hit sell on your screen, or lean on the keyboard in the right way.  Or is it the wrong way? We believe short selling is an important part of the market price discovery process.  As I repeat all too often, futures are abut two things: price discovery and risk transfer. …

Five Minutes with Dan Stern Interview,Options

Dan Stern

Daniel B. Stern is managing member of Stern Investment Advisors, LLC in Chicago, which he started in August of 2004. He has been in the trading and financial services industry for 35 years, beginning as a soybean trading at the Chicago Board of Trade, where he is still an active member. In 1988 he became a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), where he was a market maker in the S&P 100 index. (He does not trade futures and options for Stern Advisors, however.) Stern is also licensed to sell life and health insurance as well as variable…