Fixed Income/Credit

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 ...

Interest (in) rates: CME’s suite soars

Interest (in) rates: CME’s suite soars

Despite historical seasonality trends pointing to decreased trading activity in summer months, CME’s interest rate complex has been red hot. In the past month, CME Group has experienced records in a variety of rate-related products in terms of...

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