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A Look Back at Manipulation in the Metals Markets

A Look Back at Manipulation in the Metals Markets

Spoofing is Dunm (sic) and Just Plain Stupid If Bart Chilton were alive today, he would be smiling. The CFTC nailed another bank for metals futures market manipulation.  According to the CFTC website, “The Commodity Futures Trading Commission...

A Blockchain Solution to Gold Settlement Issues

A Blockchain Solution to Gold Settlement Issues

Amid all the talk of blockchain and its applications for the financial and trading worlds, Euroclear and ItBit have gotten together to come up with what they feel is a solution to some of the problems in the gold market, in particular the settlement of unallocated...

Addendum to the CME Gold Futures Story

Addendum to the CME Gold Futures Story

The lead story in yesterday’s John Lothian Newsletter was a Reuters report that said CME Group is planning to launch a gold futures contract in Hong Kong by year end. We were a little uncertain about how this would work, since the...

Garry Jones: LME’s Man of Steel … And Base Metals

Garry Jones: LME’s Man of Steel … And Base Metals

Garry Jones took the reins of the London Metal Exchange (LME) at the end of September. Just over a week into the job, he spoke with John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the LME’s next steps, what’s happening with the...

Asia: Pieces Falling Into Place

Asia: Pieces Falling Into Place

Talking about Asia often leaves professionals from those regions a bit tongue-tied. When JLN decided to do a special report talking about Asia, many of those experts had the same question: “Which country? Asia is a big place.”...

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Covid-19 Cases Among U.S. Children Jumped 40% in Late July

Covid-19 Cases Among U.S. Children Jumped 40% in Late July

First Read CPO and CTA Registrations Drop Slightly in First Six Months of 2020 John Lothian - John Lothian News Since the end of 2019, the number of Commodity Pool Operators, or CPOs, registered with the National Futures Association has dropped by almost 6% and the...

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10 Key Features of the VIX Index and New Mini VIX Futures (VXM)

10 Key Features of the VIX Index and New Mini VIX Futures (VXM)

Observations & Insight CPO and CTA Registrations Drop Slightly in First Six Months of 2020 John Lothian - John Lothian News Since the end of 2019, the number of Commodity Pool Operators, or CPOs, registered with the National Futures Association has dropped by...

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