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Putting on My Broker Hat About Bitcoin Blog,Commentary,Fintech,Mwiki,Regulation,Tech / HFT

Everyone is asking about bitcoin. A journalist called and asked to interview me. A magazine called and asked me to write something. A brokerage firm chief risk manager called to ask me my opinion about bitcoin and bitcoin futures. Two weeks ago, a former employer I have not seen in 10 years called me out in Coindesk.com for my bitcoin qualms. At the dinner table my son Robby opened up about owning not just bitcoin, but bitcoin cash, ether and monero. This is a full-fledged mania. As I was driving home last night and thinking about bitcoin (as opposed to…

Part 2: Next Big Trade: Richard Sandor Says Water Will Be THE Commodity This Century Feature,Video,video

Richard Sandor changed the face of financial markets with the invention of interest rate futures in the 1970s and then changed the face of environmental markets with carbon markets in 2003. But he’s not done yet. Sandor, who authored his latest book called “How I Saw It: Analysis and Commentary on Environmental Finance”  told John Lothian news that water, medicine, even education are ripe for financial market innovations. And in his view, they aren’t that different. “I’m struck by how similar financial innovation is, independent of whether it’s a agricultural, financial, environmental good. They tend to be very similar if…

Vision: What Richard Sandor Saw And Still Sees In Carbon Markets Feature,Video

Richard Sandor has seen just about everything in his career as the “father of financial futures.” From creating the first interest rate futures contract to founding the Chicago Climate Exchange, he tells it all in his latest book,  “How I Saw It: Analysis and Commentary on Environmental Finance”. He spoke with John Lothian News about just how far carbon markets have come since 1999. “It’s amazing to me, where we came from in the last two decades and during the period of this book, from 1997 or 1999 to 2005,” Sandor said. “What became a theoretical construct became a reality…

Robot Traders Jolt Life Into Slow-Speed European Stock Venue; Irishman targets more disruption in ‘trading war’ with Wall Street; Europe Needs a Higher Price on Carbon John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Take Our Survey: Yeah, really By Jim Kharouf, JLN Editor-in-Chief & CEO If you’re like me, you’re about to roll your eyes but hang in there. We need your help on our annual survey. If you’re still reading, it’s really import. This 3-minute survey helps us learn a bit more about our readers as well as what you like and what you don’t like about our publications and websites. It’s also a great place to leave us comments and suggestions for future content and services. We’ve tried to sweeten the deal this year by offering a chance to…

20/20 Vision: Richard Sandor, Inventor Of Market Solutions, Releases New Book On Environmental Markets Commentary,Feature

There are few who change the world in a profound way. Richard Sandor, who brought us the first interest rate futures contract, also created the Chicago Climate Exchange in 2003. CCX launched a new set of greenhouse gas contracts as an innovative step to solving the issue of global warming. In his latest book, “How I Saw It,” Sandor republishes many of the columns he wrote from 1999 to 2005 during that pivotal time in the development of environmental markets. Despite what some may think about carbon markets today – as a politically unpopular solution in Washington – it’s a…

John Lothian Newsletter: Asset Managers Team Up to Develop Standards for Dark Pools; INTL FCStone president to step down; No Escape for China Hedge Funds Overwhelmed by Stocks Crash John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian Our condolences to McGladrey partner John Hague on the passing of his wife, Carrie Pruchnik Hague. Mrs. Hague passed away over the weekend. Visitation details are here Our friends at Phillip Capital are looking for a vice president of risk management. I can send you the job description if you are interested, just email me. Kristen Wiberg is now a sales manager with Algomi, an information matching service for the fixed income market. She can be reached at kristen.wiberg@algomi.com Advantage Futures quarterly magazine, InsideAdvantage is available here Did I mention that…

JLN Managed Futures: The relentless heartbreak of trend-following funds; Winton: The Growth Of The CTA Industry; CTA Expo returns to Chicago Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary CTA Expo Update Doug Ashburn – John Lothian News CTA Expo returns to Chicago on September 17, 2015, at the UBS Center at 1 N. Wacker Dr. The event features a number of panels specifically addressing the most pressing issues in the CTA space. Gerry Corcoran, CEO of R.J. O’Brien, kicks off the event with a look at the futures industry – “Where are we and where are we going.” Other panels cover institutional investors, family offices, the art of communication, due diligence and more. CTA Expo typically sells out, but I hear there are a few slots still…

John Lothian Newsletter: Why Morning Is the Worst Time to Trade Stocks; Psychological scars fuel investor jitters over Fed rates; 3Red set for ‘spoofing’ legal battle John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read All Smalls and Mediums: Richard Sandor Looks To Transform The Small and Mid-Tier Bank Sector (Part 2) JohnLothianNews.com Over the past 40 years, Richard Sandor has created some of the most successful products in financial markets, from interest rate futures to greenhouse gas derivatives. Now he’s shifted his attention to small and mid-sized banks with a new exchange platform that could transform the way in which those Main Street institutions lend, borrow and set interest rates for themselves. Sandor spoke with John Lothian News about his new venture, the American Financial Exchange, and the future for his latest…

Smalls and Mediums: Richard Sandor Looks To Transform The Small and Mid-Tier Bank Sector – Part 2 Interview

(Scroll down to view the entire story or click here to view the story on Sway.) Richard Sandor has introduced markets to everything from interest rate futures to greenhouse gas derivatives over the past 40 years. Now he’s shifted his attention to small and mid-sized banks with a new exchange platform called the American Financial Exchange. In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with John Lothian News, Sandor explains why this is the right time launch the exchange, how similar it is to launching bond futures in the 1970s and the plan for AFX going forward.