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Japan’s dying shareholders; The high price of short attention spans John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read World’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Earned $742.7 Million in Six Months Thom Thompson – JLN This article is a follow-up to Thompson’s earlier article, “Introducing Bitmain,” which you can find here BitMain Technologies Holding Company, the world’s largest provider of bitcoin mining equipment, filed its draft prospectus for an IPO on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in late September. The document indicated that the company had generated more than $742.7 of net profit (about $1 billion EBITDA – earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) on sales of $2.8 billion in just the first half of 2018….

Saudi Arabia Breaks 45-Year Taboo With Veiled Threat to Use Oil as a Weapon John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Welcome to all our readers and friends who have descended upon Chicago for the FIA’s EXPO. We look forward to saying hello and catching up.~JJL CME Group is holding a press lunch today in Chicago for FIA EXPO. Cboe is holding a press event this evening, and ICE is holding one Wednesday evening. The ICE event is just one of two events all year where their senior leadership is all together to meet the press.~JJL Check out CQG’s landing page for FIA, which features new solutions from the long-time fintech provider.~JJL JLN is…

Saudi Arabia’s Economic Dreams Falter John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Welcome to FIA EXPO Week in Chicago. Over 120 companies are represented in the FIA EXPO hall and people come from all over the world. If you missed our FIA EXPO preview interview with FIA CEO Walt Lukken, you can find it HERE.~JJL John Lothian News will again be present in the Cinnober booth on the EXPO hall. You can find us shooting video there.~JJL If you want to know where the next generation of traders is coming from, please show up for my FIA EXPO session at 3 PM on Wednesday in…

HFTers Jump Into Bitcoin; Oil Volatility; Calm Sterling Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Why ISPs Are About To Spoil Your Thanksgiving Dinners: Food For Thought on Net Neutrality Repeal By Jeff Bergstrom – JLN Yesterday it was announced the F.C.C. plans a net neutrality repeal. This is not a particularly new story. The telecoms have been working towards this for years. But now it seems they are about to achieve their goal and that is not a good thing unless you are a major investor in telecom stocks. It is a truism that the last thing anyone should talk about over Thanksgiving dinner is politics. We all have that crazy uncle…

Options on ETFs Warning; Short-vol Funds; Oil Options Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight VIX Index Hits All-Time Daily Closing Low Value of 9.14 Matt Moran – VIX Views On November 3 the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) closed at 9.14, an all-time record low for both a daily and weekly closing value for the index. jlne.ws/2Ad9w9m Lead Stories If You’re Trading Options on ETFs, Read This First Simon Constable – WSJ More individual investors are trading options on exchange-traded funds. The trend worries some financial experts, who say inexperienced traders may not fully understand the risks. Interest in ETF options comes amid growth in the number of ETFs and the amount…

Rolet’s LSE Exit Gets Complicated; Saudi Purge; Paradise Papers John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff CME is pleased to sponsor the Women in Listed Derivatives Annual Symposium in Chicago. This year’s symposium will feature Holly Glowaty, co-founder of K + H Connection, a Fintech partnership company, followed by a panel of distinguished financial advisors taking an in depth look at “Women and Personal Investing.” The panelist are:  Carolyn Leonard, CEO and Co-Founder of Dymynd (moderator) Patricia DeChant, Vice President at CIBC Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management Mary DiChristafano, Graystone Consulting/Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management Julie Shechtman, Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management KhloÈ Karova, Owner…

Eirvin Knox of Ambata Capital Partners Discusses Renewable Energy in the Middle East and Africa Environmental/Energy,Interview,Video

Eirvin Knox

Eirvin Knox has been the in the international banking business for more than 30 years, spending the past decade in the Middle East, as CEO of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. Knox currently serves as CEO of Ambata Capital Middle East, a division of the global investment and advisory firm, Ambata Capital Partners. Knox focuses on clean energy and sustainability projects in the Middle East and Africa. He spoke with JLN Environmental/Energy editor Jim Kharouf at the 2012 Emerging Managers Forum in London about renewable and sustainable energy projects and the prominent role they are taking in the region. ALSO SEE:…