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The Spread – Bumpy Road – 10/1 The Spread,Video,video

Editor’s Note: A clarification from Eurex regarding its speed bump is discussed in this episode – the latency protection functionality will be available with the annual T7 system release but IS NOT going live in December as stated in Reuters story.  The exchange has built the tool and is deciding whether or not it will go live. A speed bump? For options? Say it ain’t so, Joe! Oh, it is so? Cool. For more details on the latency development at Eurex, tune in to this week’s episode of “The Spread.” The stories referenced: –Reuters -> Eurex plans speed bumps to favour…

CFTC and SEC Binary Options Enforcement Actions; SEC sues Tesla John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Part 2 of my interview with Eurex as part of their 20th anniversary celebration was published yesterday.~JJL Today is your last day to save on #FIAExpo registration. Keynote speakers include New Power author Jeremy Heimans and CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo. ~JJL Bloomberg reported that Elon Musk Wanted to Impress Girlfriend With $420 Price, SEC Says.” No word on whether he first said, “Here, hold my beer and watch this!””~JJL The City of London plans to restrict traffic on some key roads in order to accommodate more people working in the area in coming…

Eurex plans options speed bump; “Volatility and the Fragility of the Medium” JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Eurex plans speed bumps to favour traditional investors – CEO Reuters Futures exchange Eurex will impose a speed limit on trading from December that seeks to restore the balance between high-frequency traders and traditional investors, its CEO told Germany’s Boersen-Zeitung. /goo.gl/MRX9KX ****SD: Wow. Here we go folks – a speed bump for an options market. This will be interesting to watch develop. “Latency protection would be offered on fixed-income options from December, Eurex said, and then be widened out to other products in 2019.” What is Water in Markets? Volatility and the Fragility of the Medium Artemis Capital…

‘Speed Bumps’ Help Protect Investors – Study; Central Banking Action John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The last week of June is going to be busy. First, on June 25 I will be teaching the journalism and communications merit badges in Chicago as part of the Trading Tech 300 program, now branded under the bigger brand of Scout Tech. Then on Tuesday, June 26 I fly to New York for meetings and to be ready for the Crypto Evolved event on Wednesday, June 27 at the New York Athletic Club. My friends from Viable Markets have been gracious enough to ask me to moderate a panel on Silicon Valley…

Advocating for a stronger U.S. options market; $60m bond trade; BofA to Become MiFID II Venue for Derivatives Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bittrex Inc. takes controlling strategic stake in Seed opening new trading opportunities for Institutional Crypto Trading Seed CX Seed CX Ltd (“Seed”) today announced a strategic investment by Bittrex Inc., a US-based cryptocurrency trading platform. Seed is currently onboarding institutional participants and will launch spot and derivative crypto trading in Q1 2018. Bittrex is one of the largest crypto trading venues in the world, with over $3 billion notional traded on a daily basis and over 2 million customers. Seed operates a swap execution facility, Seed SEF, registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Edward Woodford, CEO…

SEC Approves Chicago Stock Exchange’s ‘Speed Bump’ for Trading; Trading Firms Fear Mutiny on MiFID Passport Data John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN ICE has made the inaugural Fortune Future 50 list, their ranking of companies best positioned for breakout growth.~JJL The FIA Expo panel on the geography of fintech was a draw regarding which city is best – London, Frankfurt/Berlin, Chicago, Boston or New York. But noted places of envy were the fintech sandboxes in Ontario and London.~JK Quote of the day comes from Kyle Zasky, partner at the investment bank SennaHill Partners, who said large banking institutions are at risk of being disrupted by fintech start-ups if they do not embrace and invest in…

Euronext modernises its markets to support growth of european companies; NYSE wins approval for ‘speed bump’ in trading; There’s a Big Technical Reason for Low Volatility in Stocks John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read JLN & FOW Present Trading Chicago John J. Lothian & Co. is partnering with FOW (Global Investor Group) to host our first Trading Chicago event on June 28th at the Swissotel. This one-day event is aimed largely at the end-users of the markets: commodity trading advisors, asset managers, hedge funds and proprietary traders. The conference will cover the issues that impact those firms directly – regulation, technology and market structure, with an underlying thread of trading in an age of uncertainty. All of this will be delivered in a variety of formats, from an Oxford-style debate on the…

Sectors Go Wild: S&P 500 Correlations Crumble; Clearinghouses Park Billions in New Fed Accounts; Yuan Options Most Bearish Since June as Traders See Sharper Drop Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Holiday Publishing Note Due to Thanksgiving, we will not be publishing this newsletter on Thursday or Friday. We will be back on Monday, albeit a few pounds heavier. A quick “Did you know?” about the holiday: Everybody has heard the old refrain that eating turkey makes people tired because of the amino acid tryptophan. However, turkey has pretty much the same amount of tryptophan as other meats and research shows that turkey doesn’t have any significant effect on drowsiness. In fact, simple overeating is the most common cause of post-meal lethargy. Tired or not, enjoy your Thanksgiving,…