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Deutsche Boerse Said to Favor UniCredit’s Weimer for CEO; Junk Bond Sell-off; Virtu’s Viola warns of clearing house risk John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff ICE announced a number of management team promotions today, including: Charles A. Vice has been named vice chairman, with continued responsibility for ICE’s global technology, information security and operations. He was previously president and chief operating officer, and has been with ICE and its predecessor company for more than 23 years. Press release here.~SR Click here for yesterday’s JLN Options newsletter.~SD See the latest thought leadership piece from Steve Grob of Fidessa, titled “Loophole lunacy” HERE.~JJL Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – November 14, 2017~JJL It appears there has…

Maybe Strangely Low Stock Volatility Isn’t So Strange After All; Trump era brings lowest stock market volatility since early 1960s Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Maybe Strangely Low Stock Volatility Isn’t So Strange After All Sarah Ponczek – Bloomberg Volatility is low. But does that mean it’s abnormal? A group of researchers and economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York set out to answer that very question in a blog post Monday; the results weren’t so clear cut. “Are investors complacent? The evidence is mixed,” they wrote. jlne.ws/2ABxk72 ****JB: Another article on the same topic from the Financial Times Trump era brings lowest stock market volatility since early 1960s John Authers and Joanna S Kao – Financial Times The year after…

Oil’s Plunge Below $50 Sends Options Trading Into a Frenzy; Volatility — how low can it go?; Snap Inc. Options Start Trading Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight My Picks for CFTC and SEC Commissioners By John J. Lothian Despite repeated inquiries to knowledgeable industry players, there is little buzz about prospective new CFTC and SEC Commissioners outside of the chairmen. So if there is no buzz, then let’s create some of our own in time for the FIA Boca Raton International Conference. I am going to give you my top ten potential candidates for each commission in alphabetical order. That they are on the list does not mean they would be willing to serve, but it does mean I believe they are eminently qualified…

JLN Options: Approval Pending, Miami Exchange Plans Its Launch Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Approval Pending, Miami Exchange Plans Its LaunchJacob Bunge, The Wall Street JournalThe Miami Options Exchange plans to open for business Dec. 7, though the market has yet to be granted formal approval by U.S. regulators.The planned stock-options exchange, which aims to become the 11th U.S. options market, told banks and financial firms of the expected launch in a notice that outlined the final tests of its new trading system.http://jlne.ws/QM0Y1N Only The VIX Gets The Fiscal CliffJoe Weisenthal, Business InsiderIf you watch coverage of the Fiscal Cliff, you might think that on January 1, the economy is going to…