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Everything old is new again

Everything old is new again

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is picking up where it left off in 1986 with regular issuances of bonds with nominal 20-year maturities. (“Nominal” because the bond will be issued on June 1 and pay out 19+ years later on May 15.) The bonds will pay semi-annual interest.

Update: SAFE Banking Act of 2019 Moves Forward With Heroes Act

Update: SAFE Banking Act of 2019 Moves Forward With Heroes Act

The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, legislation introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and passed by the House late Friday, seeks to deliver an additional $3 trillion in aid to a wide range of individuals, businesses and municipalities hit by economic fallout from the coronavirus.

Reality Check

Reality Check

You could be forgiven for being surprised that global futures markets opened up this morning, or any recent morning, because, at least since trading went electronic and exchanges went for profit, the world has been nearing the end-of-days, lights-out apocalypse for...

Patience is a Virtue When Looking Toward the Future

Patience is a Virtue When Looking Toward the Future

How do you run a business based on IPOs when the global economy is contracting? Stay calm and look forward to the next generation of stocks. Not surprisingly, during a pandemic and U.S. economic slump, the current calendar of U.S. initial public offerings is slim, but...

CBD Demand High, Fewer CBD-Hemp Acres Expected in Key States in 2020

CBD Demand High, Fewer CBD-Hemp Acres Expected in Key States in 2020

As part of our evolving coverage of all aspects of the cannabis business, John Lothian News is passing on information and insights about industrial hemp to our readers on a monthly basis. Our partner in this endeavor, PanXchange, last year launched an electronic market for businesses all along the CBD-oriented hemp supply chain.

Jack Sandner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Two

Jack Sandner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Two

Jack Sandner is a former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and longtime board member of the CME Group. In part two of this interview with John Lothian News for the MarketsWiki Education Open Outcry Traders History Project he talks about how the S&P 500 and Eurodollars started, the tax straddle that caused tax laws to change and his take on spoofing. 

Automation is Key to Managing Margin Calls

Automation is Key to Managing Margin Calls

Since the start of the coronavirus-induced market volatility, margin calls have been a frequent headline in the news. After all, the global grab for liquidity has set off a chain reaction of asset sales, unwinding trades, and margin calls.

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Stocks Drop With Risk Aversion Rising; Oil Falls

Stocks Drop With Risk Aversion Rising; Oil Falls

Observations & Insight Cboe's Tilly Outlines Exchange Growth Amid Market Disruption Suzanne Cosgrove - John Lothian News In a webinar interview Thursday, Cboe Global Markets' CEO Ed Tilly said the exchange is contemplating reopening the...

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