A Tale of Two Responses

My commentary about the NFA CTA/CPO election on Friday elicited different responses from the candidates I did not endorse; John Roe and James Koutoulas. Roe sent a respectful note, asked for a public clarification of some points and the opportunity to respond in this...

CBOE 40 Is Quite a Journey

April 26th marks the 40th anniversary of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. While that makes it a mere youngster among Chicago exchanges, it is the pioneer that kicked off the equity options exchange industry in the United States in 1973 that is now global. CBOE is...

Happy Holidays from John J. Lothian & Co.

We won’t be publishing a newsletter today, but wanted to wish all our readers a happy holiday season and great success in 2013. We thought the best way to do this was with an animated gif of a cat. You may recognize Cat Taco from the John Lothian Productions...

John Lothian Newsletter: Opposition to Japanese Bourses Tie-Up Mounts; NYSE sets ‘full service’ clearing house for London; MF Global Trustee Sees $1.6 Billion Customer Shortfall

Osaka Securities Exchange investors tell company management to demand more-bigger-better in the pending deal with TSE. NYSE-Euronext declares its interest in creating a full-on clearing service in London. The MF Global bankruptcy trustee, after using ALL the fingers,...

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