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A Grateful Scouter with a Big Silvery Beaver-Like Smile Blog,Giving News

I was informed late last night that I am to be recognized for my contributions to Scouting with a Silver Beaver Award on behalf of Pathway to Adventure Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Beaver Award recognizes “registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council.” I am honored to be recognized for my work on behalf of the Scouts, but this award is as much about you, the readers of this newsletter, and my creative and persistent use of the goodwill that you have showered on me for my work here. I…

Jim Kharouf Resigns as CEO of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc.; Will Continue Work with Company in Freelance Role Blog,Feature,MarketsWiki Education,Mwiki

Jim Kharouf

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 as CEO, Kharouf is departing after philosophical differences with Executive Chairman John Lothian over the direction of the firm and management issues….

CBOE 40 Is Quite a Journey Commentary,Options,Tech / HFT

Jim Kharouf

April 26th marks the 40th anniversary of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. While that makes it a mere youngster among Chicago exchanges, it is the pioneer that kicked off the equity options exchange industry in the United States in 1973 that is now global. CBOE is also celebrating a few other notable birthdays this year as well – 30 years for the S&P 500 and S&P 100 or OEX, and 20 years of the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, which became a tradable futures product in 2004. Pretty nice round numbers for an exchange that ended 1973 with about 1.1…