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John Lothian News Announces Promotions Blog,Feature,Mwiki

Sarah Rudolph

John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. is pleased to announce the following promotions in its John Lothian News division: Sarah Rudolph has been promoted to Head of Editorial Operations in addition to her role as John Lothian News Managing Editor. Spencer Doar has been promoted to Editor from Associate Editor. Jeff Bergstrom, CIO of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc., has added Editor of CryptoMarkets to his list of responsibilities.   Mike Forrester has been promoted to Producer from Video Editor. Former CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Kharouf, now a freelancer to JLN, has been named JLN Contributing Global…

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…

WILD Women Make Sound Investment Decisions Blog,Fintech,Investing & Trading,Mwiki

Women will have $22 trillion of investing wealth by 2020. Now that women actually have their own money, they – like men – need to know how to make it grow with savings and investments. Women are projected to have $22 trillion of the investing wealth by the year 2020 – they had better know what to do with it. Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD), which has become well known for its efforts in the advancement of women in the financial industry, brought together another room full of highly accomplished women on Tuesday for a panel on Women and Personal…

MarketsWiki Hits 100 Million Page View Mark Blog,Commentary

MarketsWiki crossed the 100 million page view mark yesterday. 100,000,000! Talk about big data! MarketsWiki is what transformed John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. into a real company with employees, culture and ambition. Before it launched, JJLCO was just me and a deal with Jim Kharouf on the Environmental Markets Newsletter. From the idea I shared at the FIA Boca Conference in 2007 sprung the platform that would allow JJLCO to utilize the goodwill it had built up and turn that into cash to build MarketsWiki, which now has more than 22,000 pages. Jon Matte was the first hire and…

John Lothian News Launches New Comprehensive News Website Blog

John Lothian News Launches New Comprehensive News Website JLN Announces JLN Financials; Sarah Rudolph Named Managing Editor of JLN John Lothian News (“JLN”) is pleased to announce the launch of an eponymous comprehensive news website, johnlothiannews.com. The new site will combine content from all previous JLN newsletter sites and MarketsWiki.tv into a single dynamic multimedia news portal, displaying all JLN original content, newsletters, commentaries, stories, videos and interviews. JLN is also pleased to announce the launch of JLN Financials, a new newsletter that will replace JLN Interest Rates, JLN Forex and parts of JLN Metals. JLN Financials coverage will include…

John Lothian Newsletter: Regulators Approve USD 8 Billion Threshold for Swaps Dealers; IMF Says European Banks May Have to Sell USD 3.8 Trillion in Assets; Starting a hedge fund loses its appeal John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

The CFTC leads the news with a couple of rule decisions, one of which is controversial beginning with its vote. The IMF says that European banks may have to sell trillions of dollars in assets through next year if their financial firewalls prove inadequate. The hedge fund industry, coming off a fairly lousy 2011, sees enthusiasm for new startups wane as far fewer investors are willing to fund new ventures. In the top box, lots of attention paid to the CFTC, which is a great showcase for how well MarketsReformWiki catalogs regulatory information; and Sarah Rudolph’s JLN Options Newsletter has…

John Lothian Newsletter: JPMorgan illegally let Lehman count customers’ funds as its own: CFTC; Fed’s Lacker Says Volcker Rule May Be ‘Impossible’ to Implement; Deutsche Börse closes First Quotation Board at end of year John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

The CFTC says that JPMorgan Chase allowed Lehman Brothers to consider customer funds as its own, so that LB could borrow more prior to its 2008 collapse.  The Richmond Fed’s Jeffrey Lacker says that the Volcker Rule may not be possible to put into practical practice. Deutsche Börse announces details about the closure of its First Quotation Board, scheduled for the end of 2012.  In today’s Top Box, there’s no shortage of stories on a pre-holiday issue:  NYSE Arca announces mini-option contracts; JLN Options’ Sarah Rudolph has an interview with Thomas McKeon of Clothier Springs Capital Management; and the most…

John Lothian Newsletter: Bats IPO Makes Exchange Built by Wall Street Public; CFTC rule sounds death knell for FIA-Isda trilateral give-ups; Volcker Says U.S. Needs Reforms in Finance, Government John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

BATS exchange issues its IPO today. Recent CFTC rules prevent dealers and clients from using a standardized clearing model proposed by the FIA and ISDA. Paul Volcker, in a speech yesterday, reiterated calls to reform financial and governmental systems. It was a sleepy news day, but the top box today is bursting with fresh content: commentary by Sarah Rudolph of JLN Options exploring the value of CBOE’s new VIX of VIX; a MarketsWiki.TV interview with Tom Callahan of NYSE Liffe US; an interview from HFT Review with Leo Melamed; and a sharp analysis of Dodd-Frank by Merton-Sholes via OpenMarkets.

Is a VIX of VIX Too Many Derivatives? Blog

CBOE

Last week at the FIA conference in Boca Raton, the Chicago Board Options Exchange announced a new CBOE VIX of VIX Index (VVIX) that measures the volatility of the CBOE Volatility Index (the VIX index). The VIX index itself is a measure of the market’s expectation of future volatility implied by the prices of options on the S&P 500 stock index. Who are the likely users of the index? Anyone who trades volatility products or watches the VIX index, according to Catherine Shalen, director, research and product development, for CBOE. “It is a natural offshoot of the VIX; it uses…