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Europe Poised to Delay Basel Bank Trading Rules by a Year

Europe Poised to Delay Basel Bank Trading Rules by a Year

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff CME Group is now accepting registrations for the 4th annual Derivatives Trading Challenge for the MENA region. In collaboration with the Dubai Mercantile Exchange, Gulf Capital Market Association, and Arab Federation of...

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Europe Poised to Delay Basel Bank Trading Rules by a Year

Europe Poised to Delay Basel Bank Trading Rules by a Year

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff CME Group is now accepting registrations for the 4th annual Derivatives Trading Challenge for the MENA region. In collaboration with the Dubai Mercantile Exchange, Gulf Capital Market Association, and Arab Federation of...

The unsustainable hype around ESG

The unsustainable hype around ESG

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Fifty years ago today, SEC Commissioner A.A. Sommer, Jr. issued a paper titled "The SEC in the Midst of Revolution." Here is a summary of his speech: The securities industry is undergoing a significant...

Robinhood Doubles Down on Crypto With Deal for Bitstamp

Robinhood Doubles Down on Crypto With Deal for Bitstamp

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Last night Leo Melamed, Mary Dillon, Rick Bayless, Guadalupe Arce and Don and Liz Thompson were honored by the Chicago History Museum's 30th Annual Making History Awards at a well-attended event at the Four...

New Texas Stock Exchange Takes Aim at New York’s Dominance

New Texas Stock Exchange Takes Aim at New York’s Dominance

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff One of the results of the pivot of Cboe in closing down Cboe Digital was losing several talented executives. One of them is John Palmer, who was president of Cboe Digital, and today he was announced as part of...

Short Sellers in Danger of Extinction After Crushing Stock Gains

Short Sellers in Danger of Extinction After Crushing Stock Gains

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff FIA Hall of Fame member Dr. Henry Jarecki is the subject of a story in The Wall Street Journal and another in the New York Post today after being named in a lawsuit accusing him of "participating in Jeffrey...

Boom in US penny stock trading prompts warnings of frothy markets

Boom in US penny stock trading prompts warnings of frothy markets

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The Chicago History Society is honoring Leo Melamed on Wednesday, June 5, at a dinner at the "Making History Awards 30th Anniversary" event presented at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Leo will be presented with...

A Texas Stock Exchange Wants to Take on New York. The Odds Aren’t Good

SEC Charges Intercontinental Exchange and Nine Affiliates Including the New York Stock Exchange with Failing to Inform the Commission of a Cyber Intrusion; The crypto Congress: Momentum builds for ‘most significant’ digital-asset law in history

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) released new research cautioning against the indiscriminate adoption of technologies like DLT that drastically reduce settlement time at the expense of market quality. The...