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The curious case of rising stocks in the night-time

The curious case of rising stocks in the night-time

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Congratulations to uber journalist Jacob Bunge on being promoted to the role of Chicago deputy bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. Bunge has been with the Journal since 2008, when he came over from...

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Facebook gives up on digital payments ambitions with Diem asset sale

Facebook gives up on digital payments ambitions with Diem asset sale

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Streets Consulting pulled a major coup by hiring Clare Black as managing director. The U.K. based financial services and technology business development, marketing and communications consulting firm announced...

DeFi Increasingly Popular Tool for Laundering Money, Study Finds

DeFi Increasingly Popular Tool for Laundering Money, Study Finds

First Read Calvin F. Williams Jr is Using His Business to Close the Wealth Gap Alex Perry - John Lothian News From creating investment management strategies to expanding financial education, Calvin F. Williams Jr. runs his business with one clear goal in mind: to...

FOMO Turns to OMG for Crypto Traders Who Bought at Peak Prices

FOMO Turns to OMG for Crypto Traders Who Bought at Peak Prices

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Well, that was terrifying and fun all on the same day yesterday as the stock market plunged and then recovered late. During Monday's session, at one point, $3 trillion in market value was lost. It brought back...

London Metal Exchange’s CEO Is Leaving for a Crypto Custody Firm

London Metal Exchange’s CEO Is Leaving for a Crypto Custody Firm

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Matt Chamberlain is going blockchain and will step down as CEO of the LME on April 30, 2022, the LME and HKEX announced today. Adrian Farnham, the LME Clear CEO, will become the Interim LME CEO and group head of...

Crypto Exchanges Will Face More Scrutiny From SEC, Gensler Says

Crypto Exchanges Will Face More Scrutiny From SEC, Gensler Says

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff William J. Brodsky was nominated by a former law school classmate for a job in Washington, D.C., despite having once defeated that classmate for class president of the Syracuse University College of Law. Of...

Wall Street Traders Muscle Into the Middle of Crypto

Wall Street Traders Muscle Into the Middle of Crypto

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The Biden White House has arranged for lots of free stuff to be given away, normally the bane of conservatives who think it is vote buying. It may be. But it is life saving first and foremost. They are giving...

UK Treasury to crack down on ‘misleading’ crypto promotions

UK Treasury to crack down on ‘misleading’ crypto promotions

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Thank you to all the JLN readers and friends who reached out yesterday after my column "New Non-Price Oriented Risks to Manage: Covid and Cancer," where I disclosed I tested positive for COVID-19 and had been...

NinjaTrader Acquires Tradovate

NinjaTrader Acquires Tradovate

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff CME Group today announced the first trades in its China Portside Iron Ore futures contracts. A total of 500 contracts were traded. No word on when Starboard Side contracts will be offered, I said sternly with a...

Apex Fintech Solutions Acquires PDQ Enterprises

Apex Fintech Solutions Acquires PDQ Enterprises

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff It is official: yes, the Adamske news, but I am talking about Rostin Behnam. He was sworn in as the CFTC's 15th Chairman on January 4, 2022 after being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As for Steve...

Record $14bn flowed into crime-linked crypto wallets in 2021

Record $14bn flowed into crime-linked crypto wallets in 2021

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Today is the anniversary of the January 6 vote to certify Joe Biden's election as President of the United States of America in the 2020 election. And some other stuff happened that day, that I am sure other...

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