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The Spread: Home, Sweet Home

The Spread: Home, Sweet Home

This week on The Spread, Cboe and the CME Group announce new “mini” products, LedgerX announces a new volatility index for bitcoin, and more.

The D-Limit Order Type of IEX Has My Support

The D-Limit Order Type of IEX Has My Support

Most of you know I prefer markets that are listed. You also know I prefer markets that are not dark. I also prefer markets that have many and a multitude of participants, in numbers and size. These are all features of a proposal from IEX before the SEC for its D-Limit...

The Spread: Going Virtual

The Spread: Going Virtual

This week on The Spread, Robinhood announces safety rails to protect inexperienced traders from themselves, JLN covers the first-ever totally virtual IDX, and more.

Lessons Learned in Real Time

Lessons Learned in Real Time

At the end of the IDX-V session on the lessons learned Wednesday, just after Chris Smith from LME mentioned the importance of infrastructure for working from home, my internet failed. FIA’s Don Byron, who moderated the panel, had mentioned how when the movie Frozen II...

Remembering Mark Thornberry

Remembering Mark Thornberry

Mark Thornberry passed away at the age of 59 from liver cancer. Mark was a longtime industry derivatives technology sales professional and ultra-runner who responded to his diagnosis of liver cancer by continuing to do what he loved - running - and used the experience...

THIS IS JOHN LOTHIAN: Making The Trade

THIS IS JOHN LOTHIAN: Making The Trade

I am a bull. I like to buy. I like to be long. I long to see the market go up and my profits roll in. Marked to the markets, my gut churns up and down with the market. Rising markets and Tums make my stomach feel better. I like being right. I like when the market goes...

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