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Virus Models Offer No Quick Fix for Panicked Leaders and Traders

Virus Models Offer No Quick Fix for Panicked Leaders and Traders

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian & JLN Staff The coronavirus has claimed the life of one of the leading women from our industry, Carole Brookins. Ms. Brookins' career ranged from being a market reporter at the Chicago Board of Trade to executive...

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The Weekend Update: March 23-27, 2020

The Weekend Update: March 23-27, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Trouble at Ronin? With everyone looking for the first big financial collapse of the coronavirus market meltdown, all eyes turned to Ronin, a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm, last Friday. Read This 10 MOST...

The Spread: Ronin Runs Into Liquidity Issues

The Spread: Ronin Runs Into Liquidity Issues

 This week on The Spread, the OCC's daily clearing volume for March exceeds its average for the past three months; Ronin Capital suffers from liquidity setbacks, major exchanges plead for flexibility, and more. TranscriptWelcome back to The Spread, which...

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John Lothian Newsletter

Today’s Newsletter

Virus Models Offer No Quick Fix for Panicked Leaders and Traders

Virus Models Offer No Quick Fix for Panicked Leaders and Traders

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian & JLN Staff The coronavirus has claimed the life of one of the leading women from our industry, Carole Brookins. Ms. Brookins' career ranged from being a market reporter at the Chicago Board of Trade to executive...

We visit more than 100 websites daily for financial news (Would YOU do that?)

JLN Options Newsletter

Today’s Newsletter

Everything you need to know about Options Today

Lead Stories

The Weekend Update: March 23-27, 2020

The Weekend Update: March 23-27, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Trouble at Ronin? With everyone looking for the first big financial collapse of the coronavirus market meltdown, all eyes turned to Ronin, a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm, last Friday. Read This 10 MOST...

The Spread: Ronin Runs Into Liquidity Issues

The Spread: Ronin Runs Into Liquidity Issues

 This week on The Spread, the OCC's daily clearing volume for March exceeds its average for the past three months; Ronin Capital suffers from liquidity setbacks, major exchanges plead for flexibility, and more. TranscriptWelcome back to The Spread, which...

Trouble at Ronin?

Trouble at Ronin?

With everyone looking for the first big financial collapse of the coronavirus market meltdown, all eyes turned to Ronin, a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm, last Friday.

The Weekend Update: March 16-20, 2020

The Weekend Update: March 16-20, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK CERES HIT HARD BY RESTAURANT BAN The popular restaurant in the Chicago Board of Trade’s Jackson Street Lobby closed Monday afternoon in response to the Illinois governor’s restrictions on restaurants and bars...

This is John Lothian: March 20 Hits and Takes

This is John Lothian: March 20 Hits and Takes

The number of cases of coronavirus doubled in the US in two days. And worldwide cases doubled in the last twelve days, from 100,000 to 200,000. In the US, they are spiking and in New York City alone there are now 4000 cases. The number of unemployment claims is...

The Spread: Quarantined

The Spread: Quarantined

This week on The Spread, bitcoin option volume spikes as bitcoin craters, the VIX closes at an all-time high due to coronavirus concerns, the NYSE closes its doors as two traders test positive for COVID-19, and more.   Transcription Welcome to the Spread, where...

Ceres Hit Hard By Restaurant Ban

Ceres Hit Hard By Restaurant Ban

The popular restaurant in the Chicago Board of Trade’s Jackson Street Lobby closed Monday afternoon in response to the Illinois governor’s restrictions on restaurants and bars serving the public.

Walt Lukken: FIA Moves Forward After Boca Cancellation

Walt Lukken: FIA Moves Forward After Boca Cancellation

After FIA Boca 2020 was cancelled because of the Coronavirus, JLN found some alternative ways to put together the video interviews we had scheduled. In this one, with Walt Lukken, we spoke via phone with Walt and the FIA taped their side of the interview in his...

The Weekend Update: March 9-13

The Weekend Update: March 9-13

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Take this seriously. Coronavirus is about to change your life for a while If you thought coronavirus was no big deal or if you thought it was going to go away, wake up. Your life is about to change. Read This 10...

Trouble at Ronin?

Trouble at Ronin?

With everyone looking for the first big financial collapse of the coronavirus market meltdown, all eyes turned to Ronin, a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm, last Friday.

The Weekend Update: March 16-20, 2020

The Weekend Update: March 16-20, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK CERES HIT HARD BY RESTAURANT BAN The popular restaurant in the Chicago Board of Trade’s Jackson Street Lobby closed Monday afternoon in response to the Illinois governor’s restrictions on restaurants and bars...

This is John Lothian: March 20 Hits and Takes

This is John Lothian: March 20 Hits and Takes

The number of cases of coronavirus doubled in the US in two days. And worldwide cases doubled in the last twelve days, from 100,000 to 200,000. In the US, they are spiking and in New York City alone there are now 4000 cases. The number of unemployment claims is...

The Spread: Quarantined

The Spread: Quarantined

This week on The Spread, bitcoin option volume spikes as bitcoin craters, the VIX closes at an all-time high due to coronavirus concerns, the NYSE closes its doors as two traders test positive for COVID-19, and more.   Transcription Welcome to the Spread, where...

Ceres Hit Hard By Restaurant Ban

Ceres Hit Hard By Restaurant Ban

The popular restaurant in the Chicago Board of Trade’s Jackson Street Lobby closed Monday afternoon in response to the Illinois governor’s restrictions on restaurants and bars serving the public.

Walt Lukken: FIA Moves Forward After Boca Cancellation

Walt Lukken: FIA Moves Forward After Boca Cancellation

After FIA Boca 2020 was cancelled because of the Coronavirus, JLN found some alternative ways to put together the video interviews we had scheduled. In this one, with Walt Lukken, we spoke via phone with Walt and the FIA taped their side of the interview in his...

The Weekend Update: March 9-13

The Weekend Update: March 9-13

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Take this seriously. Coronavirus is about to change your life for a while If you thought coronavirus was no big deal or if you thought it was going to go away, wake up. Your life is about to change. Read This 10...

The Spread: Crash and Burn

The Spread: Crash and Burn

This week on The Spread: the coronavirus causes crashes not seen since 2008, derivatives trading hits record volumes for major exchanges, Robinhood has yet another outage, and the OCC adds two clearing-side veterans to its board of directors.

The Weekend Update: March 2-6, 2020

The Weekend Update: March 2-6, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Options thrive as markets nosedive February is known as the month of love – the month in which Valentine’s Day takes place. Options traders certainly got a lot of love last week, when the stock market saw its...

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