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John Lothian: Week in Review (June 17-21, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (June 17-21, 2024)

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Opinion: Class-Action Lawsuit Against CME Group Holds Disruptive Potential to Membership Prices, Future Deals and CME Leadership

A long-standing certified class-action lawsuit against CME Group, filed by members of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, poses a potential threat to the exchange group’s membership market. A mediated settlement, encouraged by the judge, could reshape how trading rights are offered at the exchange and potentially benefit a class of shareholders, whose B-shares have declined while A-share values rose.

John Lothian: Week in Review (June  10-14, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (June 10-14, 2024)

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The role of the FCM: Futures Discovery EP 10

Today, we’re immersing ourselves in a detailed exploration of the pivotal role of Futures Commission Merchants, commonly known as FCMs. These financial intermediaries play a crucial role in facilitating futures and options trading, serving as a linchpin in the complex web of derivative markets. Understanding the intricate responsibilities and functions of FCMs is essential for navigating the dynamic landscape of modern financial systems.

The role of the FCM: Futures Discovery EP 10

The role of the FCM: Futures Discovery EP 10

In episode 10 of Futures Discovery, we’re immersing ourselves in a detailed exploration of the pivotal role of Futures Commission Merchants, commonly known as FCMs. These financial intermediaries play a crucial role in facilitating futures and options trading, serving as a linchpin in the complex web of derivative markets. Understanding the intricate responsibilities and functions of FCMs is essential for navigating the dynamic landscape of modern financial systems.

John Lothian: Week in Review (June 3-7, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (June 3-7, 2024)

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Eras Tour of The Securities and Exchange Commission | The SEC’s 90th Anniversary

How did Taylor Swift break all-time records with the Eras Tour?

Well, beyond her remarkable talent, there’s also a lot of value in sharing one’s story.

And here at the SEC there’s also lots of talent and history. So, as we celebrate the SEC’s 90th anniversary, let’s take an “eras tour” of our own.

Contango: Futures Discovery EP 9

Contango: Futures Discovery EP 9

In episode9 of Futures Discovery, we explore the fascinating world of futures trading, focusing on a concept called contango. In this episode, Cortez explains why futures prices for commodities, like oil, can be higher in the distant future compared to the near future. We’ll look into the costs of holding physical assets, like storage and insurance, and how these costs affect futures prices. Whether you’re an experienced investor or new to the futures market, this episode offers valuable insights.

John Lothian: Week in Review (May 27-31, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (May 27-31, 2024)

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Joe Schroeter on Transforming CQG for the Digital Age: From Humble Beginnings to Market Leader

Elmhurst, IL (JLN) – Joe Schroeter is a change agent and that is exactly why CQG owner Tim Mather hired him in 2000 as the markets were turning electronic and CQG needed to reinvent itself.

John Lothian: Week in Review (May 20-24, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (May 20-24, 2024)

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More effort needed on financial literacy in the UK

When the Financial Times launched the FT Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign in 2021, the case for financial education was clear. Financial literacy has been shown time and again to improve life outcomes, across ages and demographics, while boosting economic potential.

Three years of experience working with young people, women and marginalized communities has only confirmed FLIC’s view of the importance and scale of the challenge. It has therefore been heartening to see increased attention from policymakers in recent years. Yet a report this week by the UK’s parliamentary Education Committee suggests that much more needs to be done.

John Lothian: Week in Review (May 13-17, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (May 13-17, 2024)

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MIT students stole $25M in seconds by exploiting ETH blockchain bug, DOJ says

Within approximately 12 seconds, two highly educated brothers allegedly stole $25 million by tampering with the ethereum blockchain in a never-before-seen cryptocurrency scheme, according to an indictment that the US Department of Justice unsealed Wednesday.

Cost of Carry: Futures Discovery EP 8

Cost of Carry: Futures Discovery EP 8

In episode 8 of Futures Discovery, we’re looking into the cost of carry which is fundamental to making informed trading decisions. The cost of carry in futures trading refers to the expenses incurred for holding a futures contract over time, including interest rates, storage costs, and other factors. In this blog post, we’ll explore the intricacies of cost of carry and how it impacts futures pricing dynamics.

John Lothian: Week in Review (May 6-10, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (May 6-10, 2024)

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FTX Customers Poised to Recover All Funds Lost in Collapse

Customers of the failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX are poised to recover all of the money they lost when the firm collapsed in 2022 and receive interest on top of it, the company’s bankruptcy lawyers said on Tuesday.

John Lothian: Week in Review (April 29-May 3, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (April 29-May 3, 2024)

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Jane Street is big. Like, really, really big

As Jane Street’s lawsuit against Millennium and two former employees shows, Wall Street’s most profitable trading machine isn’t keen on letting its secrets slip out.

However, it has begun in recent years to supplement its capital with some debt, and lenders expect at least some disclosure. Thanks to MainFT’s Eric Platt, Alphaville has now got its mitts on the prospectus for its latest bond sale.

John Lothian: Week in Review (April 22-26, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (April 22-26, 2024)

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Is ESG dead? ICE’s Bennett, LuxSE’s Hamon, Nasdaq’s Thyblad and the WFE weigh in

The question “Is ESG dead?” has become a meme in the business press – it’s ubiquitous, eye-catching and controversial – convincing some that the movement is with certainty on its way out. Contributing to this doomsday scenario are headlines like these: ESG is beyond redemption: may it RIP; The investing framework is now facing a mountain of troubles, almost all of them of its own making from the Financial Times; Step Aside, ESG. BlackRock Is Doing ‘Transition Investing’ Now. The world’s biggest asset manager has abandoned the acronym while pumping billions of dollars into clean energy from The Wall Street Journal; and ESG takes a $14 trillion hit as financial firms pull back on commitments from Marketplace.

John Lothian: Week in Review (April 15-19, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (April 15-19, 2024)

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Miami International Holdings Announces Untimely Passing of MGEX CEO Mark Bagan

Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH), a technology-driven leader in building and operating regulated financial markets across multiple asset classes and geographies, today announced the untimely passing of Mark G. Bagan, Executive Vice President – U.S. Futures Strategy of MIH and Chief Executive Officer of Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX™).

John Lothian: Week in Review (April 8-12, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (April 8-12, 2024)

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‘I Am Worried’—Fed President Issues ‘Incredible’ Bitcoin Price Prediction Amid Shock Inflation Warning

Bitcoin has defied its fiercest critics with a barnstorming price rally over the last few months (and could now be in for its biggest month ever).

The bitcoin price has topped $70,000 per bitcoin, up from lows of $15,000 at the end of 2022, with “leaks” this week sparking wild speculation of a Wall Street price game-changer.

Patrick Lothian

Patrick Lothian

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Patrick Lothian is head of video production for John Lothian News and John Lothian Productions, both divisions of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. He is also owner of True East Media, a freelance web design company.