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Another Volatility-Linked Exchange-Traded Product Bites the Dust Newsletter,Options

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Observations & Insight Richard Elden, Innovative Hedge Fund Investor, Is Dead at 84 Matt Phillips – NY Times Richard Elden, a journalist-turned-investment manager who was an early investor in a number of notable hedge funds, died on June 27 at his home in Chicago. He was 84. /nyti.ms/2JtuJAh ++++ Theresa May’s steely warning to Tory rebels AND those bully boys from Brussels Daily Mail Online Our Brexit deal for Britain seizes the moment to deliver the democratic decision of the British people and secure a bright new future for our country outside the European Union. /dailym.ai/2Lnqk3u ****SD: This editorial from…

US Treasury market structure could pose systemic risk John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Happy Friday the 13th! Yesterday I learned I will be having hip replacement surgery. Using the logic of the sooner the better, I have decided to have the surgery on August 2, which happens to be the last day of the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago. Needless to say, I will not be at the last day of the series. Someone from JLN will be filling in for me as master of ceremonies on that day. I should be back in action the next week, though working from home, as…

Nasdaq to Provide Clearing Technology to SIX for Clearing Overhaul John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The JLN team is home after a successful day two of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity in New York at Nasdaq yesterday. We had 12 speakers who knocked it out of the park. Thank you to Nasdaq for hosting day two and for all our sponsors and speakers. Thank you too to the hard working JLN staff. The videos will start rolling out in the coming days and weeks.~JJL During the merit badge workshop on Tuesday at Nasdaq, Robby Lothian had to give an impromptu two minute speech as part of the badge….

Treasury future and options trades favour lower yields Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight OCC Statement On Passage Of H.R. 5749 Press Release “OCC and the U.S. Securities Markets Coalition applaud passage of H.R. 5749, the Options Markets Stability Act. Passage of this legislation, sponsored by Representatives Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Bill Foster (D-IL), is an important step forward in helping ensure that market makers can provide vital liquidity for investors who use the U.S. equity options markets to help manage their financial risk. OCC appreciates the leadership of Representatives Hultgren, Foster, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) and the other members of the…

Mobius Says Trade War Is Just a Warm-Up Act for Financial Crisis John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff It was a great day at Nasdaq for the Trading Tech 300 program. Thank you to Nasdaq and Allan Schoenberg for their support for this merit badge clinic that taught public speaking and communications. Today is the second day of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity, this one held at Nasdaq in Times Square. We have a great lineup of speakers, including Oliver Albers, Mike Beller, Kevin McPartland, Maura Cunningham, Sadia Halim, and Bailey Kessing at the 1 PM session. Bruce Morris, Ralf Roth, Jeff Bandman, David Weisberger and Gary DeWaal finish the program…

IEX hires former ISE executive Ilyevsky to lead market development Newsletter,Options

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Observations & Insight EU Parliament and ECB Taking a Look At Cryptocurrencies Thom Thompson – John Lothian News Last week, which admittedly was a slow financial markets news week, headlines in the cryptocurrency press announced that a new EU report told officials not to ban bitcoin. Blockchain News said the report “. . . blasts economists who criticize cryptocurrencies.” There was no blasting. While the report prepared by an EU policy department did provide some sound bites, it was one of five reports about central bank monetary policy toward virtual currencies that the EU Parliament had requested. If the briefing…

TP ICAP fires chief Phizackerley as it warns on higher costs John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read EU Parliament and ECB Taking a Look At Cryptocurrencies Thom Thompson – John Lothian News Last week, which admittedly was a slow financial markets news week, headlines in the cryptocurrency press announced that a new EU report told officials not to ban bitcoin. Blockchain News said the report “. . . blasts economists who criticize cryptocurrencies.” There was no blasting. While the report prepared by an EU policy department did provide some sound bites, it was one of five reports about central bank monetary policy toward virtual currencies that the EU Parliament had requested. If the briefing papers…

Another Option (Literally) for Trading with TT: Introducing Options on TT Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Boris Johnson quits to add to pressure on May over Brexit BBC Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary amid a growing political crisis over the UK’s Brexit strategy. He is the second senior cabinet minister to quit within hours following Brexit Secretary David Davis’s exit. /goo.gl/GXNwnM ****SD: Wow. Just wow. Lead Stories Another Option (Literally) for Trading with TT: Introducing Options on TT Bernie Schwartz – TT Last month, buried far beneath headlines on widely covered legislative battles, a relatively minor bill quietly made its way out of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee and onto…

If Faith in Democracy Ebbs, Danger Rises John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Today we begin the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in New York at Thomson Reuters. Thank you to our sponsors, Thomson Reuters, Nasdaq, Cboe Global Markets, CME Group and The IFM, for helping us put on this series.~JJL Steve Ditko, the comic-book artist who helped create Spider-Man, died at the age of 90. I am big Spider-Man fan and I guess my kids are too. When my daughter called Friday to tell me she was headed to the hospital in West Virginia with a spider bite, my son Robby’s reply to his…