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Healthy Outlook for 2020 Hemp Production

Healthy Outlook for 2020 Hemp Production

There is some good news about industrial hemp production buried in PanXchange’s September 2020 report, Hemp: Benchmark and Analysis. Like last year, there has been a big jump this month in the monthly report of the number of planted hemp acres as the harvest...

DOJ Obtains Mixed Verdicts in Spoofing Case

DOJ Obtains Mixed Verdicts in Spoofing Case

A COVID-19 depleted jury returned unanimous verdicts for each of the 17 counts in the criminal spoofing case brought against two former Deutsche Bank traders, James Vorley and Cedric Chanu. The decisions by the eleven jurors were announced late on Friday afternoon at...

USA v Vorley and Chanu: DOJ Looking For Conviction Against Spoofers

USA v Vorley and Chanu: DOJ Looking For Conviction Against Spoofers

On Tuesday, the defense finished cross examining the FBI special agent, the prosecution rested its case, defense declined to offer witnesses, prosecution made its closing arguments, defense made its closing arguments, Judge Tharp instructed the jury and the jury began deliberating the fates of James Vorley and Cedric Chanu. 

Hemp Prices: “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up”

Hemp Prices: “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up”

The August 2020 Hemp: Benchmarks and Analysis was published last week by our friends at PanXchange. Now, at the end of August the harvest of field grown industrial hemp has not only begun, but also some early harvested hemp targeted to the cannabidiol (CBD) market is...

Luc Fortin: CORRA Futures Debut at Montreal Exchange

Luc Fortin: CORRA Futures Debut at Montreal Exchange

JLN spoke to Luc Fortin, president of TMX’s Montreal Exchange, about its newest short term interest rate product, CORRA futures, which launched in June. CORRA is calculated by the Bank of Canada from transaction-level overnight repo rates.

Spoofing Is Not Just Bluffing:  No Zero-Sum Game in Trading

Spoofing Is Not Just Bluffing: No Zero-Sum Game in Trading

Stepping away from the increasingly settled legal issues around spoofing, we see that business ethicists are also addressing the moral and economic dimensions of spoofing. When we spoke to market participants and experts, defendants of spoofing often analogized it to other trading practices or strategies that are admittedly deceptive. 

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