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ABN Amro takes $200m hit from failure of a single client

ABN Amro takes $200m hit from failure of a single client

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian and JLN Staff The challenge of the coronavirus outbreak has been compared to a war. Yesterday, there was a story that compared our current situation to World War II. It is a good comparison, because there are going to be...

Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian and JLN Staff The World Health Organization says the coronavirus is growing faster in the U.S. than in any other country at 40% and New York's cases are spiking, growing faster than expected. New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo...

Companies Can Borrow From the Fed Now

Companies Can Borrow From the Fed Now

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian and JLN Staff How about a good news story to start the newsletter? John Mormando is an RJ O'Brien broker in New York who contracted the coronavirus on March 1. The 53-year old was just released from Valley Hospital in...

CME to Close Its Trading Floor Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

CME to Close Its Trading Floor Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian Always start with WHO. The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic. Stories emerged about Italy shutting down everything but food stores and pharmacies. Word came out that...

Virus is Becoming a Global Political Risk

Virus is Becoming a Global Political Risk

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Congratulations to Maureen Downs on being elected as chair of the board of directors of the National Futures Association. Don Thompson of JPMorgan Chase & Co. was elected to serve as vice-chair. With...

Jeff Bergstrom

Jeff Bergstrom

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Jeff Bergstrom is an editor at John Lothian News and chief information officer of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. Bergstrom is also a contributing editor of JLN Options and JLN Financials.

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