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THE WEEKEND UPDATE: APRIL 5-9 2021

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: APRIL 5-9 2021

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Robinhood and other 'low cost' brokers are still quietly screwing over their users The ongoing fiasco that grew out of online broker Robinhood's decision to limit customers' ability to buy "meme stocks" like GameStop in January has...

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Bernard Madoff

Bernard Madoff

Bernard Madoff, the Manhattan investment adviser who defrauded clients of more than $19 billion in history’s largest Ponzi scheme, has died in prison at the age of 82.  

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THE WEEKEND UPDATE: APRIL 5-9 2021

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: APRIL 5-9 2021

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Robinhood and other 'low cost' brokers are still quietly screwing over their users The ongoing fiasco that grew out of online broker Robinhood's decision to limit customers' ability to buy "meme stocks" like GameStop in January has...

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John Lothian News Daily Update

The John Lothian Daily Update is a podcast turning the daily JLN hits and takes comments, our original content and the stories and quips in the top box of First Read into a daily podcast.

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The Full FX Co-Founder Colin Lambert Talks with John Lothian News

The Full FX Co-Founder Colin Lambert Talks with John Lothian News

Out of the ashes of last fall’s closing of Profit & Loss, longtime P&L editor Colin Lambert and the former commercial director of P&L, Michelle Hemstedt, have launched a new publication, The Full FX. John Lothian News interviewed Lambert in Sydney over Zoom recently about starting the publication, who is involved, and what the plan is.

SGX’s CEO Talks With John Lothian News

SGX’s CEO Talks With John Lothian News

John Lothian News interviewed Singapore Exchange CEO Loh Boon Chye over Zoom in Singapore after the FIA Boca-V conference. Boon Chye talked about SGX, its new products and marketing during the pandemic.

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: MARCH 29-2, 2021

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: MARCH 29-2, 2021

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Billy Assimos (MarketsWiki) Billy Assimos is a Chicago-based former trader and retired restaurant manager who was the manager at Ceres Cafe in the Chicago Board of Trade Building for 26 years. He was a member of the Chicago Board of...

The Spread: Tiger Billionaire

The Spread: Tiger Billionaire

This week on The Spread, the unregulated crypto exchange Deribit announces a bitcoin volatility index, the CME says over 1 million micro e-mini equity options contracts traded, and more.

Let’s Go Get High On Hemp! 

Let’s Go Get High On Hemp! 

Will transforming hemp-based CBD into mildly psychoaffective Delta-8 THC save industrial hemp production? It’s complicated. 

The common wisdom is that a person does not get high smoking industrial hemp leaves, stems or flowers. We have been following news reports, including those from PanXchange’s monthly benchmark reports, about the growing interest in smokable hemp flower.

JLN Takes ‘A Deeper Dive into the NYSE Group Retail Liquidity Programs’ Research Report with Kevin Tyrrell

JLN Takes ‘A Deeper Dive into the NYSE Group Retail Liquidity Programs’ Research Report with Kevin Tyrrell

Kevin Tyrrell is the head of research for NYSE. He and his team of researchers and economists were intrigued by the market activity during an unprecedented surge in the price of GameStop shares during January 25-29, 2021, and they wanted to see how different OTC trading platforms responded to the order flow, including NYSE’s Retail Price Improvement (RLP) programs.

The Full FX Co-Founder Colin Lambert Talks with John Lothian News

The Full FX Co-Founder Colin Lambert Talks with John Lothian News

Out of the ashes of last fall’s closing of Profit & Loss, longtime P&L editor Colin Lambert and the former commercial director of P&L, Michelle Hemstedt, have launched a new publication, The Full FX. John Lothian News interviewed Lambert in Sydney over Zoom recently about starting the publication, who is involved, and what the plan is.

SGX’s CEO Talks With John Lothian News

SGX’s CEO Talks With John Lothian News

John Lothian News interviewed Singapore Exchange CEO Loh Boon Chye over Zoom in Singapore after the FIA Boca-V conference. Boon Chye talked about SGX, its new products and marketing during the pandemic.

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: MARCH 29-2, 2021

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: MARCH 29-2, 2021

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Billy Assimos (MarketsWiki) Billy Assimos is a Chicago-based former trader and retired restaurant manager who was the manager at Ceres Cafe in the Chicago Board of Trade Building for 26 years. He was a member of the Chicago Board of...

The Spread: Tiger Billionaire

The Spread: Tiger Billionaire

This week on The Spread, the unregulated crypto exchange Deribit announces a bitcoin volatility index, the CME says over 1 million micro e-mini equity options contracts traded, and more.

Let’s Go Get High On Hemp! 

Let’s Go Get High On Hemp! 

Will transforming hemp-based CBD into mildly psychoaffective Delta-8 THC save industrial hemp production? It’s complicated. 

The common wisdom is that a person does not get high smoking industrial hemp leaves, stems or flowers. We have been following news reports, including those from PanXchange’s monthly benchmark reports, about the growing interest in smokable hemp flower.

JLN Takes ‘A Deeper Dive into the NYSE Group Retail Liquidity Programs’ Research Report with Kevin Tyrrell

JLN Takes ‘A Deeper Dive into the NYSE Group Retail Liquidity Programs’ Research Report with Kevin Tyrrell

Kevin Tyrrell is the head of research for NYSE. He and his team of researchers and economists were intrigued by the market activity during an unprecedented surge in the price of GameStop shares during January 25-29, 2021, and they wanted to see how different OTC trading platforms responded to the order flow, including NYSE’s Retail Price Improvement (RLP) programs.

The Spread: Moonshot

The Spread: Moonshot

This week on The Spread, bitcoin options hit records for bullishness, the OCC adds two industry veterans to its board of directors, and more.

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