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How to Keep a Close Eye on the Markets

How to Keep a Close Eye on the Markets

Travis Schwab of Eventus Systems discusses the complex task of developing software to help fight market manipulation, while also maintaining the flexibility to meet the varying needs of a broad range of customers. Turns out it helps to have former employees from the types of firms that use these products working under the hood.

Gary Sagui – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Gary Sagui – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Gary Sagui started his career at Harris Bank in the foreign exchange, then moved to New York for a bond trading job at firm that later failed. However, a chance meeting at a cocktail party for the failed firm and Paine Webber, which took over his firm, introduced him to Bill Dudley.

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...

Justice for Jitesh: Special Sauce is Never Shared

Justice for Jitesh: Special Sauce is Never Shared

I worked with traders and systems developers for many years when I was a futures broker. During the time I worked with them, they never shared with me their “special sauce,” the intellectual property that made their trading systems tick. There...

CFTC, Chairman Skate Away From Testifying About Kraft

CFTC, Chairman Skate Away From Testifying About Kraft

In a win for the CFTC, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals let the CFTC’s Commissioners breathe a bit more freely on Tuesday afternoon. The court ruled that the commissioners could not be required to provide testimony about their and the...

Bcause LLC ordered into liquidation

Bcause LLC ordered into liquidation

U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge Janet Baer converted Bcause’s long six-month long  Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding into a Chapter 7 bankruptcy under which the company will be liquidated. The U.S. Trustee has been asked to assign a trustee...

Anchorage running Libra test nodes and other highlights from the Digital Asset Summit

Anchorage running Libra test nodes and other highlights from the Digital Asset Summit

After the close of the first day of the Voice of Blockchain conference in Chicago on Monday, dozens gathered on the tenth floor of the venue for a Digital Asset Summit hosted by FinTank, a fintech development hub based in Chicago, as well as Fidelity Digital Assets, Galaxy Digital, and Token Daily. It was a closed event unaffiliated with the Voice of Blockchain conference, though many attendees from VoB were there.

David Silverman: Is Greed Good?

David Silverman: Is Greed Good?

At MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, David Silverman, the CEO of Alpha Trading, talks about the natural tendency toward greed in the markets and the struggle against it.

The CMW Podcast Episode 4: Evolving With the Market

The CMW Podcast Episode 4: Evolving With the Market

Why did Scott Freeman go from being a managing partner at a quantitative hedge fund to starting a company for digital asset trading and advisory services? Scott answers this and other fascinating questions about pivoting into institutional crypto trading, navigating through the regulatory nuances between different markets around the world, and more.

The CFTC’s Night Game

The CFTC’s Night Game

The CFTC, and in particular its new chairman, may be playing night time hardball in the federal courts. It certainly isn’t playing the game out under the lights, though.

The Importance of Investor Education

The Importance of Investor Education

In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Mary Savoie, executive director of the Options Industry Council and first vice president, investor education, for OCC, talks about the importance of investor education and how to become an informed investor.

Interviewing and Career Tips For Your Future

Interviewing and Career Tips For Your Future

In this video from our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity event in Chicago,  Robert Khoury, the CEO of Agile Rainmakers, a business development consultant and advisory firm, gives graduating students tips on job interviewing and careers, drawing from his 21 years in the financial industry. He learned a lot from his mistakes, and his practical suggestions are intended to empower those just starting out on a career in the financial industry or in any field.  

Managing risk with VIX

Managing risk with VIX

In this MarketsWiki Education video from our World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Rob Hocking, senior vice president, head of derivatives strategy at Cboe, explains what the VIX index is and how to manage risk using the VIX index and its related products, including VIX futures and options. In the complex options world, face to face negotiations between brokers and traders still take place, he says, and market makers still provide an important function.

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