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Virus Models Offer No Quick Fix for Panicked Leaders and Traders

Virus Models Offer No Quick Fix for Panicked Leaders and Traders

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian & JLN Staff The coronavirus has claimed the life of one of the leading women from our industry, Carole Brookins. Ms. Brookins' career ranged from being a market reporter at the Chicago Board of Trade to executive...

ABN Amro takes $200m hit from failure of a single client

ABN Amro takes $200m hit from failure of a single client

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian and JLN Staff The challenge of the coronavirus outbreak has been compared to a war. Yesterday, there was a story that compared our current situation to World War II. It is a good comparison, because there are going to be...

Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian and JLN Staff The World Health Organization says the coronavirus is growing faster in the U.S. than in any other country at 40% and New York's cases are spiking, growing faster than expected. New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo...

Companies Can Borrow From the Fed Now

Companies Can Borrow From the Fed Now

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian and JLN Staff How about a good news story to start the newsletter? John Mormando is an RJ O'Brien broker in New York who contracted the coronavirus on March 1. The 53-year old was just released from Valley Hospital in...

CME to Close Its Trading Floor Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

CME to Close Its Trading Floor Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian Always start with WHO. The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic. Stories emerged about Italy shutting down everything but food stores and pharmacies. Word came out that...

CFTC Approves New Futures Exchange Aimed at Individual Traders

CFTC Approves New Futures Exchange Aimed at Individual Traders

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff The markets have passed the post Dodd-Frank rules stress test, but have not figured out how to turn the stress test off. It was suggested to me we should be thanking Mr. Dodd and Mr. Frank for the way the markets have handled...

Yes, You Should Work From Home to Help Fight Coronavirus Spread

Yes, You Should Work From Home to Help Fight Coronavirus Spread

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff We have decided to publish our Special Report on Spoofing on the most appropriate day of the year for such a report, April 1st. The title of the report will be "Spoofing is No Joke."~JJL Here is a message from ICE Data Services...

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