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The Spread: It Takes Two to Contango

The Spread: It Takes Two to Contango

This week on The Spread – low natural gas prices lead to an increase in swaptions trading, the CME has another successful launch, and a Binance-backed exchange boasts a ton of trading volume.

…in with the new

…in with the new

This week on The Spread – the OCC and CME report cause to celebrate, bitcoin options products abound, and the options markets react to retaliation from Iran.

Nothing Learned from the CFTC Bullying a Win in the Thakkar Case

Nothing Learned from the CFTC Bullying a Win in the Thakkar Case

If Jitesh Thakkar loses his case brought by the Enforcement Division of the CFTC, it will not be because the facts in the case are damning against him. It will be because the CFTC has bled Thakkar and his family and friends dry of the financial resources and the will to persevere. It will be because the CFTC’s tactic of drawing out the process and the costs for deposing him, former employees and even customers became too much for Thakkar to endure.

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Ep. 7: Buy the Dip! Featuring: Thom Thompson, editor at JLN

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Ep. 7: Buy the Dip! Featuring: Thom Thompson, editor at JLN

JLN Editor Thom Thompson has decades of experience working in the financial markets in both the U.S. and Europe. These days, he uses his expertise to explain the cryptocurrency markets, especially the burgeoning cryptocurrency derivatives to JLN’s readers. In this episode of the CMW Podcast, Thom joins Matt in the studio to discuss the most notable moments in the cryptocurrency markets in 2019.

Options markets to get liquidity boost

Options markets to get liquidity boost

A new rule finalized last month by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency might make it easier for banks to keep less capital tied up, potentially clearing the way for them to do more business with market makers.

Out with the old…

Out with the old…

This week on The Spread, as we say goodbye to the 2010s, we take a look at a few changes coming ’round the bend.

Bad News Bear Market

Bad News Bear Market

This week on The Spread – options traders hedge like the world is ending, ICE launches options trades on Bakkt bitcoin futures, Cboe acquires Europe’s biggest stock trade clearing house, and the industry remembers a lost legend.

Turbulence at the #1 Bitcoin SEF in the World 

Turbulence at the #1 Bitcoin SEF in the World 

In the middle of Monday afternoon, the board of directors of LedgerX Holdings announced with a press release that each in the husband and wife team of Paul and Juthica Chou had been put on administrative leave from their roles as CEO and president, respectively.

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