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Robinhood’s Era of Fun and Games Comes to an End

Robinhood’s Era of Fun and Games Comes to an End

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff I have made plane reservations on British Airways to fly to London for IDX and I have a reservation at the Montcalm at The Brewery for the week, so yes, I am going to IDX in June. How about you? Note to my FIA...

Crop Trading Giant ADM Sees Years of Tight Markets Fueled by War

Crop Trading Giant ADM Sees Years of Tight Markets Fueled by War

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Matt Chamberlain has decided to stay on as CEO of the LME, Reuters reported. He had previously announced he was leaving to join a cryptocurrency firm, but that was before the nickel crisis. That is a strong move...

ICE’s Clearinghouse Had $1 Billion Margin Breach Last Year

ICE’s Clearinghouse Had $1 Billion Margin Breach Last Year

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Happy birthday to the Cboe today as they started trading on April 26, 1973. The history of this momentous day has been memorialized in a 20-page paper by Cboe Co-founder Joseph Sullivan, the Cboe's first...

Crypto Billionaire Rankles Wall Street Titans With Derivatives Plan

Crypto Billionaire Rankles Wall Street Titans With Derivatives Plan

First Read Institutional Trading, Options Growth Among Q1 2022 Trends, say FIA Webinar Participants Sarah Rudolph - John Lothian News The trend for the first quarter of 2022 is a revival of institutional trading - along with continued rapid growth in the options...

Wannabe Traders Chase Dream of Student-Loan Payoffs Via Market Wins

Wannabe Traders Chase Dream of Student-Loan Payoffs Via Market Wins

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff When I was a college reporter with the Purdue Exponent, my one and only assignment that took me on the road was to South Bend, Indiana, home of Touchdown Jesus and the Fighting Irish football team. But I went to...

Gary Gensler Reflects on His First Year as S.E.C. Chair

Gary Gensler Reflects on His First Year as S.E.C. Chair

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff There is a bit of deflation running through the NFT market, particularly with the NFT of Jack Dorsey's first tweet dropping from $2.9 million to just under $14,000, according to a WSJ story. There is a bid for...

Trades fail in US corporate bonds as banks avoid Russia links

Trades fail in US corporate bonds as banks avoid Russia links

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Caroline Pham has been sworn in as a commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which means all the new commissioners have been sworn in and we can now officially wish Dawn Stump well in her...

City of London Firms Are ‘Desperate to Hire’ in Tight Job Market

City of London Firms Are ‘Desperate to Hire’ in Tight Job Market

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Later this morning JLN will publish the FIA Boca 2022 interview Alexandria Perry conducted with Cboe's Catherine Clay. Cboe has made several investments in Clay's neck of the Cboe's woods since Boca last met and...

Russian Tech Industry Faces ‘Brain Drain’ as Workers Flee

Russian Tech Industry Faces ‘Brain Drain’ as Workers Flee

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff I grew up using a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica my father bought as a resource for countless school papers. Today, rather than a shelf full of alphabetically aligned, beautifully bound look alike books,...

LME chief calls for scrutiny of private deals in nickel probes

LME chief calls for scrutiny of private deals in nickel probes

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff A top economic advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is demanding that four major commodity trading companies stop handling Russian oil. Oleg Ustenko was quoted in an FT story saying, "They are in...

A Market Mystery: The ‘Wheat Whale’ That Came Out of Nowhere

A Market Mystery: The ‘Wheat Whale’ That Came Out of Nowhere

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff We are still rolling out videos from Boca, but the FIA is already promoting IDX. The FIA International Derivatives Expo is returning to The Brewery on Chiswell Street in London from June 6 - 8 for an in-person...

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