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Interest (in) rates: CME’s suite soars Blog,Commentary,Feature,Options

Despite historical seasonality trends pointing to decreased trading activity in summer months, CME’s interest rate complex has been red hot. In the past month, CME Group has experienced records in a variety of rate-related products in terms of average daily volumes, open interest, electronic trading and investor participation. Average daily volumes (ADV) and open interest (OI) in Ultra 10-year Treasuries, Wednesday Weekly Options on Treasuries (just launched in June), electronic trading of eurodollar options are all at highs and foreign investor participation is on the rise.  (See the infographic below for more.) In August, OI in treasury options reached a record;…

Why Commodity-Index Investing May Be Futile; A Foreign Threat to U.S. Treasuries That Dwarfs Fed’s Debt Hoard; Barclays’s Staley Probed for Trying to Unmask Whistle-Blower John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read How Middle-Class America Got Fleeced By Noah Smith – Bloomberg If you’re a middle-class American baby boomer or Gen Xer, you might have spent much of the past decade wondering what went wrong. If you’re a boomer, there’s a good chance you’re still working well after you thought you’d retire: /goo.gl/eTcOl5 **** Thought provoking commentary that is enough to undermine one’s confidence. ++++ How to Beat the FX Market? Just Get on Twitter, Academics Say by Liam Vaughan – Bloomberg New paper analyzes predictive powers of social media site; Mirroring users with 500-plus followers offers big returns Traders…

UK must wake up to risks of LSE/Deutsche Börse exchange deal; Drop the Volcker rule and keep what works; America’s Biggest Creditors Dump Treasuries in Warning to Trump John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Maker or Taker? By John J. Lothian “Maker – Taker” is a market model that rewards market participants for offering liquidity – “making” – and penalizes them for “taking” market liquidity. Many makers are also takers. It is the way of the markets, and the way of the world. Are you a maker, or a taker? It is a good question to ask. While we all do both, it is our outlook that defines whether we are makers or takers. For example, are you a market participant who just goes home at the end of the day, or…

The New Bond: KCG’s Dan Coleman Looks To Plug Exchange Model Into US Treasury Market, and How It Might Just Succeed Commentary,Feature

There are few markets, if any, that garner attention like the US Treasury market. And there are few markets as ripe for disruption as the US Treasury market. Earlier this month, at the WFE Annual Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, KCG’s CEO Daniel Coleman outlined his vision for a new US Treasury market, which would transform it into a structure similar to a traditional equities market with bank and non-bank market makers, transparent trading platforms and efficient settlement or clearing services.   The marketplace may indeed be evolving into the structure Coleman advocates, as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York…

Using the Blockchain to Trade Gold, Via a 1,000-Year-Old Institution; Wall Street Wins Again as Trump Picks Bankers, Billionaires; Humble soyabean becomes a ‘widow-maker’ for agriculture traders John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The New Bond: KCG’s Dan Coleman Looks To Plug Exchange Model Into US Treasury Market, and How It Might Just Succeed Jim Kharouf – JLN There are few markets, if any, that garner attention like the US Treasury market. And there are few markets as ripe for disruption as the US Treasury market. Earlier this month, at the WFE Annual Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, KCG’s CEO Daniel Coleman outlined his vision for a new US Treasury market, which would transform it into a structure similar to a traditional equities market with bank and non-bank market makers, transparent trading…

Direct Match’s Jim Greco and William O’Brien Talk Treasuries – Traded Electronically Blog

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Direct Match is a FINRA-registered broker dealer that recently announced plans to offer an all-to-all electronic trading platform for US Treasuries later this year – the first of its kind.  JLN spoke with Jim Greco, the company’s CEO and co-founder, and William O’Brien, its new executive chairman, about the why and the how of the new platform. Q: How did the idea of founding Direct Match come about? Jim: I’ve been involved in the markets for a long time, on different sides. I worked for Getco and built the platform KCG Acknowledge, which was a bilateral streaming platform for trading…

JLN Options: Investors sue to block Heinz takeover Newsletter,Options

SPX vs. VIX Trailing 30 Days(click for larger image) Chart and data provided by Livevol New Restoring Customer Confidence VideoThe final scheduled video in our Restoring Customer Confidence series deals with electronic confirmations of customer funds. As the industry continues to deal with these issues, John Lothian News may highlight new ideas or developments in future Restoring Customer Confidence videos. Restoring Customer Confidence More ideas» Confirmations: Plugging Into Electronic Confirmations MarketsWiki.tv Capital Confirmation, which runs Confirmation.com, is credited with helping to unveil the massive $215 million fraud at Peregrine Financial Group (PFG) in July 2012. The web-based audit confirmation service…

JLN Options: First US ETF celebrates 20th birthday Newsletter,Options

LEAD STORIES First US ETF celebrates 20th birthdayBy Chris FloodThe first US listed exchange traded fund marked its 20th birthday on Tuesday having developed into into a $125bn giant and becoming one of the world’s most widely traded securities over the past two decades.The SPDR S&P 500 ETF, known as SPY, which is managed by State Street Global Advisors, has spearheaded the development of the ETF industry worldwide since its launch in 1993.…SPY also generates a huge volume of turnover in derivatives markets with 585.7m contracts in 2012, around 16 per cent of US equity options volume last year.http://jlne.ws/VnzCgI VIX…