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US Treasury market structure could pose systemic risk John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Happy Friday the 13th! Yesterday I learned I will be having hip replacement surgery. Using the logic of the sooner the better, I have decided to have the surgery on August 2, which happens to be the last day of the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago. Needless to say, I will not be at the last day of the series. Someone from JLN will be filling in for me as master of ceremonies on that day. I should be back in action the next week, though working from home, as…

Nasdaq to Provide Clearing Technology to SIX for Clearing Overhaul John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The JLN team is home after a successful day two of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity in New York at Nasdaq yesterday. We had 12 speakers who knocked it out of the park. Thank you to Nasdaq for hosting day two and for all our sponsors and speakers. Thank you too to the hard working JLN staff. The videos will start rolling out in the coming days and weeks.~JJL During the merit badge workshop on Tuesday at Nasdaq, Robby Lothian had to give an impromptu two minute speech as part of the badge….

Mobius Says Trade War Is Just a Warm-Up Act for Financial Crisis John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff It was a great day at Nasdaq for the Trading Tech 300 program. Thank you to Nasdaq and Allan Schoenberg for their support for this merit badge clinic that taught public speaking and communications. Today is the second day of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity, this one held at Nasdaq in Times Square. We have a great lineup of speakers, including Oliver Albers, Mike Beller, Kevin McPartland, Maura Cunningham, Sadia Halim, and Bailey Kessing at the 1 PM session. Bruce Morris, Ralf Roth, Jeff Bandman, David Weisberger and Gary DeWaal finish the program…

TP ICAP fires chief Phizackerley as it warns on higher costs John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read EU Parliament and ECB Taking a Look At Cryptocurrencies Thom Thompson – John Lothian News Last week, which admittedly was a slow financial markets news week, headlines in the cryptocurrency press announced that a new EU report told officials not to ban bitcoin. Blockchain News said the report “. . . blasts economists who criticize cryptocurrencies.” There was no blasting. While the report prepared by an EU policy department did provide some sound bites, it was one of five reports about central bank monetary policy toward virtual currencies that the EU Parliament had requested. If the briefing papers…

If Faith in Democracy Ebbs, Danger Rises John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Today we begin the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in New York at Thomson Reuters. Thank you to our sponsors, Thomson Reuters, Nasdaq, Cboe Global Markets, CME Group and The IFM, for helping us put on this series.~JJL Steve Ditko, the comic-book artist who helped create Spider-Man, died at the age of 90. I am big Spider-Man fan and I guess my kids are too. When my daughter called Friday to tell me she was headed to the hospital in West Virginia with a spider bite, my son Robby’s reply to his…

Traders Are Still Haunted by the VIX Five Months Later John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff A big thank you to the JLN staff for all the hard work to get CryptoMarketsWiki.com launched on Wednesday. Matt Raebel and Thom Thompson led the page development, with the graceful editorial help of JLN Managing Editor Sarah Rudolph. Jeff Bergstrom led the effort to build the new wiki from a technical standpoint and put in long hours to make it work. Chuck Mackey was indefatigable in searching for sponsors. Thank you to Jim Falvey for his help with legal questions surrounding the project and Tom Cashman for his help navigating legal and…

Jeffrey Tessler elected as Eurex Frankfurt and Eurex Clearing Chairman John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Rumi Morales Announces Joining Outlier Ventures at “Launch, Lunch & Learn” Sarah Rudolph – JLN Rumi Morales, the former head of CME Ventures, is now a partner at the London-based blockchain investment company Outlier Ventures. She and Jamie Burke, the CEO of Outlier, announced the news and spoke about the company’s plans Wednesday to a packed room at the Connectory in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Morales will head up Outlier Ventures’ Chicago branch, which the company expects to be a launch pad for expansion into the rest of the U.S. She and Burke said they are looking 3-5 years…

Hedge Fund Managers See Echo of Past Crashes in Markets John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff CryptoMarketsWiki.com will be launched later today in what we are describing as a soft launch. More details to come.~JJL Eurex Clearing announces its first US-based general clearing member, INTL FC Stone US.~JJL Had enough of this planet? Want to get off? You are in luck. Become a citizen of the nation of Asgardia and hope it makes good on its promise to colonize the moon (it already has 200,000 citizens and a government).~JB ++++ FIA IDX 2018 – Coalescing Liquidity, Periodically JohnLothianNews.com Cboe Europe CEO Mark Hemsley recalls how a few years ago,…

Goldman Sachs has created a new team to take on high-speed traders like Virtu and Citadel at their own game John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff OCC’s rebranding video has a very “Birdman”-esque percussion accompaniment. (But then again, I’m a biased drummer.) The full lowdown on the OCC’s rebranding can be found here.~SD FIA is a recruiting a new director of compliance and regulation for its European policy and regulation team in London. The new hire will replace Robert Barnes, who is leaving his role as director of regulation later this summer to rejoin the UK regulator, FCA, as part of its Brexit team. Rob originally joined FIA in 2013 from FCA, where he had been part of the…