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Denmark’s historic stock exchange building suffers huge fire

Denmark’s historic stock exchange building suffers huge fire

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff It is a sad day in Denmark and in the world of stock exchanges as the 400-year-old Borsen building, a 17th-century structure located next to the Danish parliament, was engulfed in flames today. You can see the...

U.S., U.K. to Ban Exchanges From Dealing in Russian Metals

U.S., U.K. to Ban Exchanges From Dealing in Russian Metals

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Do you want to invest in conflict and war? I might have an ETF for you. According to Reuters, the VanEck Defense UCITS ETF, launched at the end of March 2023, is up about 20% and has reached $560 million in net assets...

The Merchant Banker Who Could Win the Masters

The Merchant Banker Who Could Win the Masters

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Cboe Global Markets released an article titled "Debunking Options Myths" on April 9, 2024, aiming to dispel misconceptions surrounding options trading. The article challenges common myths, such as the belief...

Dimon Likens AI’s Transformational Potential to the Steam Engine

Dimon Likens AI’s Transformational Potential to the Steam Engine

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The FIA has posted the full versions of the FIA Hall of Fame videos of the honorees conducted by Walt Lukken ahead of the induction ceremony, on which the shorter versions that were shown at the Boca Raton event were...

The Sheikh Who Dominates One of the World’s Hottest Stock Markets

The Sheikh Who Dominates One of the World’s Hottest Stock Markets

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff I want to congratulate the readership of this newsletter. The top read story from yesterday was the very last story in yesterday's newsletter, What is next for billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott's giving?, from...

Business Schools Are Going All In on AI

Business Schools Are Going All In on AI

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Attention parents of Chicago area students. The STAC Fund Scholarship program for the 2024 - 2025 academic year is now open for applications! This is an incredible opportunity for high school seniors and college...

GE completes three-way split, breaking off from its storied past

GE completes three-way split, breaking off from its storied past

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff My father worked for General Electric when he graduated from college, first in Cleveland, OH, then in Chicago. I have always paid attention to General Electric as a result and since the early days of the pandemic, when...

Trump Stock Takes Washington by Storm

Trump Stock Takes Washington by Storm

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff I am sorry to report that April Fool's Day has been canceled. Today JLN has four videos in the newsletter. Two are from our JLN Industry Leader video series from FIA Boca 2024. One is with Travis Schwab of Eventus and...

FTX’s Original Sin Is a Warning to All of Crypto

FTX’s Original Sin Is a Warning to All of Crypto

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Bernard Goyder of Risk.net has a big scoop that BGC Group, led by Howard Lutnick, is in discussions with banks and principal trading firms (PTFs) to form a consortium that would have a stake in its electronic...

The Crypto World Has a New Villain

The Crypto World Has a New Villain

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The New York Times is reporting that Birmingham-Southern College, the school led by president Daniel Coleman, the former CEO of GETCO and then KCG, is closing. The private liberal arts school in Birmingham,...

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