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SPX Options Market Not Certain on Election Results; Cost of Hedging Europe Stocks Rises to Brexit High as U.S. Votes; Election 2016 – Must-Read Market Theories for Before and After the Vote Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Something is going to happen Spencer Doar – JLN So, there’s this thing happening that is a real big deal. As a result, I’ve added a U.S. Election section to the newsletter. Hopefully, we will know who won by sometime around 10 p.m. Central tonight, which was about when the 2008 and 2012 elections were called. If that is the case and it looks like there will be a peaceful transition of power, I expect our U.S. Election section will go the way of the dodo in short order. If we get some Florida nonsense or cray…

Impact: Navigating Regulation and What Comes Next, Part 1 Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,Fintech,Mwiki,Regulation & Enforcement,Video,video

At FIA Expo 2016, JLN spoke with a variety of participants in today’s markets about the ongoing effects of regulation and what those mean for the future of their businesses.   In Part 1 of our three-part series, Phupinder Gill, CEO of CME Group; Drew Shields, CTO of Trading Technologies; Dave Snowdon, co-founder, director and CTO of Metamako; and Hazem Dawani, president and CEO of OptionsCity, provide their thoughts on subjects ranging from issues with MiFID II clock synchronization to the shifting clearing landscape.  

An Options Contract That’s Not for the Faint of Heart; Why A Resilient Risk Management and Internal Control Infrastructure Matters; “Election Certainty” Not Showing Up In SPX Options Market Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Last Chance to Sign Up For London MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Event By John J. Lothian On Friday the registration for the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity event in London will close. You can still sign up your interns, newer employees or anyone interested here. The event is FREE and not to be missed. We have a great line-up of speakers, though we have a couple of changes to announce. Paul Christensen and Jeremy Grant had to step aside as conflicts came up. The FT’s Phillip Stafford has agreed to step in for Mr. Grant. We…

CFTC’s Massad Recaps 2016 Commentary,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,Interview,Mwiki,ReformWiki,Regulation & Enforcement,Video

Chairman says Reg AT is next big item on the list to finish before yearend. The futures industry’s regulator had several initiatives in 2016 but the top items were tackling the issue of cybersecurity, margin and the upcoming finalization of automated trading rules. On cybersecurity, the CFTC adopted rules for the exchanges, clearing houses, trading platforms and trade repositories that require more testing of platforms and systems to make them more secure. “That’s probably the biggest single threat to financial stability in our markets today,” said Timothy Massad, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, who spoke with John Lothian…

Gary DeWaal, Katten Muchin Rosenman – Regulation, Compliance and the Grandma Test Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,ReformWiki,Regulation

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good, and remember to apply ‘the grandma test.’” When you are faced with a difficult decision, picture this: you’re sitting at Thanksgiving dinner, the family is gathered around the table, and grandma comes in holding a newspaper with your picture on it. If she is happy to read about your decision, it was probably a good decision. If not, it was probably the wrong decision. Gary DeWaal knows regulation. He knows that good financial market regulation serves the public interest, and is neither overly prescriptive nor overly ambiguous. Good financial regulation…

Peter Nabicht, 12Sided Technology – The Implied Job Descriptions in Finance Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,ReformWiki,Tech / HFT,Video

“Markets are an ultra-complex socio-technical system. That is a thing; Google it. There are three examples regularly given of such systems – huge cities, the space shuttle program, and financial markets. That’s how complex and interconnected we are.” Have you ever lost a million dollars in 4 ½ seconds? Neither have we. Peter Nabicht, however, once wrote an algorithmic trading program that did exactly that, when one of his teammates misplaced a decimal on a minor tweak to the algo. Though the blame could have easily gone to Nabicht and/or one his colleagues, none of them was fired over the…

FIA’s Walt Lukken on Reg AT and the 2016 Agenda Blog,Regulation,Video

Walt Lukken, president and CEO of the FIA, spoke with JLN about what is in store for the rest of the year at the trade organization. The FIA has been coordinating with 10 working groups on what upcoming rules about automated trading (Reg AT) should look like for the futures industry. Lukken said that the FIA believes it would be best to break Reg AT into two more manageable parts.  The first portion would focus on getting pre-trade risk controls up to snuff, and the second part would delve into the more contentious parts of Reg AT, such as definitions…

John Lothian Newsletter: First Trader Convicted of Spoofing Gets 3-Year Prison Term; Deutsche Boerse Investors Poised to Back LSE Deal by End of Week; Singapore Exchange Malfunction Ruins CEO’s First Anniversary John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Spoofing Sentence Sends Clear Enforcement MessageClifford C. Histed – Partner, K&L Gates LLP via Law360Michael D. Ricciuti On July 13, 2016, U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber in Chicago sentenced Michael Coscia, the first trader charged with criminal “spoofing,” to three years in prison. Much has been written about this case, and the public debate has been just as intense as the litigation. In April 2015, we wrote about Judge Leinenweber’s denial of Coscia’s motion to dismiss his indictment, examined what guidance about spoofing could be gleaned from regulators, broke down the allegations in the indictment, and offered…goo.gl/tqAdBp…

John Lothian Newsletter: Commodities Agency Advised to Drop Plan to Limit Futures Contracts; Rationale behind LSE-Deutsche Börse deal finally works; Smaller Brokerages Want Their Voices Heard John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read TAC Committee Meeting Part 2: Reg AT Putting Trading Firms at “Precarious, Unwarranted and Unnecessary Risk” Sarah Rudolph, JLN At the top of the list at the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday was a discussion of the CFTC Proposed Rule: Regulation Automated Trading (Reg AT). The most contentious aspect of the discussion was whether or not the CFTC should be allowed to look at firms’ computer code for their automated trading systems. The CFTC seems convinced this is necessary and the automated traders seem equally convinced that it is a terrible thing to do. Access to…