Fixed Income/Credit

Jim Marzano – The History of Financial Futures

Jim Marzano – The History of Financial Futures

Broker and Trader of Financial Futures at CBOT Shares Tales of Early-Day Hiccups Jim Marzano thought he was going to be a grain merchandiser at Stotler Grain. Instead, he ended up being a broker and a trader at the Chicago Board of Trade. In fact, he made the first...

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.

Trouble at Ronin?

Trouble at Ronin?

With everyone looking for the first big financial collapse of the coronavirus market meltdown, all eyes turned to Ronin, a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm, last Friday.

FIA Expo Day Two: Alternatives to LIBOR

FIA Expo Day Two: Alternatives to LIBOR

Transitions, disruptions and outright change are not new to the futures and options industry, but at this year’s FIA Expo, those themes seemed to loom especially large. One of the biggest changes the industry is facing is the transition from LIBOR to other...

The Case for More Clearing of Treasury Securities

The Case for More Clearing of Treasury Securities

In this video, DTCC Managing Director and Head of Global Public Policy Mark Wetjen reflects on the Treasury flash crash of 2014 and lays out why more Treasury trading activity should involve a central counterparty.  Produced by Mike Forrester ...

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Fate of London Metals Pit Hangs in Balance After Trader Pushback

Fate of London Metals Pit Hangs in Balance After Trader Pushback

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