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John Lothian: Week in Review (February 12-16 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (February 12-16 2024)

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The journalists killed in Gaza — and what they tried to show the world

Journalists in Gaza have been killed covering the war and sheltering from it. Some have died with their colleagues; others, with their families. They tried to report any way they could,…

John Lothian: Week in Review (February 5-9 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (February 5-9 2024)

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SEC Increases Oversight for Hedge Funds, High-Speed Traders

Wall Street’s top regulator extended its authority into new corners of the financial industry on Tuesday, adopting rules targeting firms that are among the most active buyers and sellers of U.S. government bonds and stocks.

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

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

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How a 27-Year-Old Codebreaker Busted the Myth of Bitcoin’s Anonymity

Once, drug dealers and money launderers saw cryptocurrency as perfectly untraceable. Then a grad student named Sarah Meiklejohn proved them all wrong—and set the stage for a decade-long crackdown.

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

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

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SEC’s bitcoin ETF sign-off comes with a stark reminder of its lingering doubts

Poland plans to set an end date for coal-fuelled power, the country’s Secretary of State for Climate Urszula Zielinska said on Monday, marking a shift from the previous government’s stance on climate change.

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

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

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SEC’s bitcoin ETF sign-off comes with a stark reminder of its lingering doubts

You hear the word Goldilocks a lot at present. The catchall term for “not too hot, not too cold, but just right” implies great conditions for markets. And by the time midnight rang on New Year’s Eve, the world very much deployed on the basis that Goldilocks would indeed find her way through the woods.

John Lothian: Week in Review (January 1st – 5th)

John Lothian: Week in Review (January 1st – 5th)

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Goldilocks Has Markets Coming and Going

You hear the word Goldilocks a lot at present. The catchall term for “not too hot, not too cold, but just right” implies great conditions for markets. And by the time midnight rang on New Year’s Eve, the world very much deployed on the basis that Goldilocks would indeed find her way through the woods.

John Lothian: Week in Review (December 11th-15th, 2023)

John Lothian: Week in Review (December 11th-15th, 2023)

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Options Trading Is Rigged Against Average Investors

Would you gamble your life savings on a few hands of blackjack? Probably not. But as a former manager of options trading, I’ve seen amateur investors — encouraged by posts on Reddit and X of massive, easy overnight wins, and offers of “zero-commission” trading online — lose much of their net worth on risky bets.

John Lothian: Week in Review (December 4th-8th, 2023)

John Lothian: Week in Review (December 4th-8th, 2023)

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Options Trading Is Rigged Against Average Investors

Would you gamble your life savings on a few hands of blackjack? Probably not. But as a former manager of options trading, I’ve seen amateur investors — encouraged by posts on Reddit and X of massive, easy overnight wins, and offers of “zero-commission” trading online — lose much of their net worth on risky bets.

John Lothian: Week in Review (November 27th – December 1st, 2023)

John Lothian: Week in Review (November 27th – December 1st, 2023)

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CFTC Union Files Harassment Grievance Against Commissioner

NTEU, the National Treasury Employees Union, filed a complaint last week against CFTC Commissioner Caroline Pham alleging “intimidation, harassment, and abuse” in both public and private workplace settings.

This is only an initial filing and Commissioner Pham has yet to provide her side of the events.

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.

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