Posts written by Patrick Lothian

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

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

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

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)

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

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)

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

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.

John Lothian: Week in Review (November 6th – 10th, 2023)

John Lothian: Week in Review (November 6th – 10th, 2023)

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

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.

John Lothian: Week in Review (October 23-27, 2023)

John Lothian: Week in Review (October 23-27, 2023)

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

Griffin Says Scrutiny of SEC Basis Trade ‘Utterly Beyond Me’

The U.S. last year sanctioned a Moscow-based crypto exchange to stymie Russian efforts to evade the financial blockade imposed after the invasion of Ukraine.

John Lothian: Week in Review (October 16-20, 2023)

John Lothian: Week in Review (October 16-20, 2023)

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

The Crypto Exchange Moving Money for Criminal Gangs, Rich Russians and a Hamas-Linked Terror Group

The U.S. last year sanctioned a Moscow-based crypto exchange to stymie Russian efforts to evade the financial blockade imposed after the invasion of Ukraine.

MWE SHORT: Ben Van Vliet – The Nature of Competition

MWE SHORT: Ben Van Vliet – The Nature of Competition

“You can’t tell Derrick Rose or LeBron James he’s not allowed to fake out an opponent.”

Ben Van Vliet, Assistant Professor and Associate Director at the Illinois Institute of Technology, discusses the nature of competition in the financial industry and the impact of deception in the markets.

Patrick Lothian

Patrick Lothian

Head of Video Production

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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.