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Crypto Nomads: Surfing the World for Risk and Profit

Crypto Nomads: Surfing the World for Risk and Profit

First Read $51,906/$300,000 (17.3%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The STA is holding the 88th Annual Market Structure Conference in person on October 6-8 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC with the title "The Great Return." That is a very good...

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Young Talent Isn’t Following the Money to Wall Street

Young Talent Isn’t Following the Money to Wall Street

First Read $51,906/$300,000 (17.3%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The World of Opportunity was all about opportunity yesterday as Small Exchange CEO Donnie Roberts and Get Real's Ed Haravon spoke to a virtual audience at the MarketsWiki Education...

NatWest Chairman Says London Office Life Will Never Return

NatWest Chairman Says London Office Life Will Never Return

First Read $51,906/$300,000 (17.3%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Today is the JLN MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Virtual Event, starting at 1:30 p.m. CT. Registration will end at 11 a.m. CT. I would encourage any of you readers who...

Wall Street Watchdog Keeps Bitcoin ETFs on Ice

Wall Street Watchdog Keeps Bitcoin ETFs on Ice

First Read ++++ $51,556/$300,000 (17.2%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Wednesday is our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Virtual event at 1:30 p.m. CT. If your interns or some of your newer employees have not signed up, they can click on...

Treasury Calls for Large Position Reports

Treasury Calls for Large Position Reports

First Read $51,556/$300,000 (17.2%) Cliff Histed ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff FIA reported its June 2021 exchange traded derivatives volume report, saying: "Worldwide volume of exchange-traded derivatives was 5.04 billion contracts in the month...

Why Wall Street Is Afraid of a Digital Dollar

Why Wall Street Is Afraid of a Digital Dollar

First Read $51,456/$300,000 (17.2%) Anonymous ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Traders Magazine has a piece titled "Virtu CEO: Retail Investors Have Never Had It Better." While I agree with this sentiment, having lived and traded through some...

S.E.C. Says a SPAC Misled Investors About Its Space Deal

S.E.C. Says a SPAC Misled Investors About Its Space Deal

First Read $51,206/$300,000 (17.1%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff One of the issues that has emerged from the CME Group's closing of the trading floors other than for Eurodollar options is that brokers who used a floor broker registration to...

The quest for the investment Holy Grail — an index of everything

The quest for the investment Holy Grail — an index of everything

First Read $51,206/$300,000 (17.1%) Trading Technologies ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff We have had a schedule mix up slash complication for our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity event scheduled for July 21. We are replacing the live...

Wall Street’s Math Whizzes Are Racing to Wire Up the Bond Market

Wall Street’s Math Whizzes Are Racing to Wire Up the Bond Market

First Read $50,456/$300,000 (16.8%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The CME Group has gone live with a next generation EBS Direct Platform. CME says "Customers trading on EBS Direct will benefit from enhanced processing times - below 50 microseconds...

President Biden Signs Bill to Fund CFTC Whistleblower Program

President Biden Signs Bill to Fund CFTC Whistleblower Program

First Read $50,456/$300,000 (16.8%) Jim Sullivan ++++ Dear Mr. President, Almost 100 years ago President Calvin Coolidge said, "The business of (the United States of) America is business." The first business from before our nation's founding that drove its development...

The Next Big Divide in Finance Takes Shape in Your Office

The Next Big Divide in Finance Takes Shape in Your Office

First Read $50,006/$300,000 (16.7%) Stephen Staszak ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff There was simply too much news over this three-day weekend to include it all this morning. We had to stop somewhere, which is what we have done. The World Federation...

Dark Markets Can Be a Geopolitical Force Multiplier

Dark Markets Can Be a Geopolitical Force Multiplier

First Read $49,706/$300,000 (16.6%) ++++ Look! Something New To Spoof Thom Thompson ~ John Lothian News Every month PanXchange publishes some of the summary data they have calculated from hemp trading, collected from their trading platform and reported to them by...

Robinhood ordered to pay $70m penalty to US regulator

Robinhood ordered to pay $70m penalty to US regulator

First Read $49,706/$300,000 (16.6%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff FINRA issued three press releases today about education. One was an announcement that it is spending $30 million on a multi-faceted program to educate newer investors - think...

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