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JLN Options: Options Can Reduce Risk (No Matter What Larry Fink Suggests): Najarian Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Options Can Reduce Risk (No Matter What Larry Fink Suggests): NajarianJeff Macke, Yahoo FinanceOn Wednesday morning BlackRock (BLK) chairman and CEO Larry Fink took an indirect swipe at the options industry…Perhaps not surprisingly Jon Najarian, co-founder of OptionMonster, takes vigorous offense to the sweeping generalization and suggests Fink check his homework.** Both gentlemen offer a valid point of view. Yes; when used properly, options are a prudent risk management tool, income generator and insurance vehicle. But in the hands of a non-sophisticated investor, options trading can be a dangerous (and expensive) endeavor. Some of the charlatans hawking premium-selling…

John Lothian Newsletter: CME Group to launch renminbi futures; RBC Completes World’s First SEC-Registered Covered-Bond Deal; Australia’s Fin Sector Faces Tough New Crisis Rules John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

CME Group steps up to go head to head with HKEx as it announces new offshore renminbi futures products.  Canada’s RBC sells a world-first box of publicly traded, USD-denominated covered bonds.  Australia’s APRA regulator may be given additional power to install new management at banks and other financial institutions when it believes that failure may be imminent.  And in today’s First Read, John Lothian finally announces his retirement… of a sort.