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FIA Comes to Chicago to Talk Retail Derivatives Blog,Investing & Trading

The FIA is coming to Chicago for an event focused on the retail listed derivatives market. The event features a keynote address by CFTC Chief Market Intelligence Officer Andrew Busch and panels led by the Most Interesting Man in the World, CQG’s Pat Kenny and JLN’s Contributing Global Markets Editor Jim Kharouf. The event is on Monday, May 14 and free to FIA members. Non-members can attend the event at the Union League Club for $75. FIA CEO and President Walt Lukken will open the event, which is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m., with…

Swaps Rules Due for Overhaul – CFTC; Ex-UBS Trader Beats Spoofing Charge John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Andreas Preuss and Jeffrey Tessler have been replaced on the Deutsche Boerse AG Executive Board. Thomas Book, Christoph Bohm and Stephan Leithner have been appointed to the board.~JJL Yesterday’s Fintech Exchange, hosted by Barchart, kicked off with with the Startup Exchange Competition – 16 start-ups introducing their innovative companies. PanXchange won the competition, for its technology and approach to raw commodities. The company listed frac sand in October 2017. Second went to Coinifide, a start-up that is building a trading education and trading platform for cryptocurrency markets. Third place went to Freight Exchange,…

MiFID Starts; Exchange Stats; OCC AA+/Stable Rating Reaffirmed Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight December 2017 Options Exchange Marketshare via OCC Exchanges and Clearing CME Group Reached Record Average Daily Volume Of 16.3 Million Contracts In 2017, Up 4 Percent From 2016 CME Group 2017 Interest Rate average daily volume was a record 8.2 million contracts, up 9 percent compared with 2016 Annual average daily volume records also were reached in Energy, Agricultural Commodities, Metals, total options and electronic options /goo.gl/Yy152d OCC AA+/Stable Rating Reaffirmed By S&P OCC CHICAGO (January 2, 2018) – OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today commented on the reaffirmation of its AA+/Stable rating by…

Carolyn Leonard – Women In Finance Blog,Feature,Interview,Video,video

  ” I had brokers with very large decks telling me to my face that they’ve never traded with a woman, they weren’t going to trade with me and that I shouldn’t take it personally… A lot of those same guys became awesome friends, but we had a real rocky start.” In this profile video from John Lothian News, Carolyn Leonard recalls her journey through the volatile world of trading at the Chicago Board Options Exchange beginning in the late ’70s. Leonard started trading after a divorce, with two young children in tow and in need of a fresh start….

Trading Tables: T4Youth’s Annual Ping Pong Bash Brings Home $100k Commentary,Feature,Giving News

For whatever reason, working in tech and a love of table tennis go hand in glove. That dynamic was on full display Wednesday night at SPiN Chicago during the fourth annual T4Youth Table Tennis Tech Tournament. More than 400 people from Chicago’s trading and tech community gathered for a night of fun competition all benefiting the Chicago Tech Academy (ChiTech), a charter school in Chicago focused on STEM education for minority and low-income students. The event, co-founded by Objective Paradigm, 3Points Communications and SPR, raised more than $100,000 for the second year in a row. There were 51 teams from…

CBOE Holdings Becomes Cboe Global Markets; Clearing Stress Tests; SGX Chicago Office John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes Welcome to Deep Dive, our new show that features in depth conversations with key professionals in the industry. Our first two shows include key professionals from Trading Technologies. Today, Brian Mehta, chief marketing officer, is joined by Doug Moneison, partner in Hyde Park Angels, along with Jim Kharouf, who hosts the show. The first episode delves into the topic of where the industry is going to get the next generation of talent, what we have to offer and the rise of new firms that aim to attract new traders. You can watch the show in…

Considerations in Decision-making – Gary Barnett Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“The regulator has to be an enabler. But their mission is to protect investors and help preserve the quality of the market. There’s a mission there that has to be preserved in the face of change.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Gary Barnett, deputy director, division of trading and markets with the Securities and Exchange Commission, explains the importance of decision-making. Barnett studied philosophy in college and was great with numbers and understood cash flow, but avoided public speaking. He quickly realized it was a fear he needed to conquer. The ability…

NYSE Wants Delay on End-of-Day Co. Announcements; T+2 Settlement; Banks join forces to create digital currency John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes Today’s featured speaker from the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago is Michael Patak of TopstepTrader.~JJL The very last page of Deutsche Boerse‘s 425th anniversary pamphlet covering its chronology from 1585-2010 simply says “Part 2 of this booklet will be published in the year 2435.” Who says the Germans don’t have a sense of humor? ~SD Did you know that Megan Morgan of Eurex created a charity named “One Refugee Child” to help give out strollers to refugees on their migration?~JJL If you would like to see a man hold a Starbucks coffee…

The Game of Trading – Michael Patak Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“If you look at this from a game mentality, you can get trading down. You don’t have to be a Harvard grad or anything like that. You can be a country boy from Nebraska.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Michael Patak, founder of TopstepTrader, analyzes the game of trading and how to find success. After suffering three $30,000 losses while trading during college, Patak retooled his approach and subsequently started TopstepTrader. The simulation platform at TopstepTrader helps new traders learn how to manage risk and maintain discipline. If they can prove they are…