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CFTC fines Tether, Bitfinex $42.5 million for misleading customers

CFTC fines Tether, Bitfinex $42.5 million for misleading customers

First Read $53,806/$300,000 (17.9%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Intercontinental Exchange's strategy of moving into real estate data came into clearer focus today as it announced the launch of a suite of U.S. residential mortgage locked rate...

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Individuals Embrace Options Trading, Turbocharging Stock Markets

Individuals Embrace Options Trading, Turbocharging Stock Markets

First Read $53,506/$300,000 (17.8%) ++++ IDX 2021 Panel: The New Landscape For Clearing in the U.K. and EU Sarah Rudolph - JLN With the U.K. and EU having recently separated, concerns about cross-border equivalence for trading and clearing venues have come to the...

China Bans Crypto Transactions, Vows to Stop Illegal Mining

China Bans Crypto Transactions, Vows to Stop Illegal Mining

First Read $53,506/$300,000 (17.8%) Mike Corley ++++ Small Exchange Says It Plans to List Crypto Stock Index Futures Contract Adds another dimension to the universe of derivatives products circling cryptocurrencies Suzanne Cosgrove - John Lothian News The Small...

Cboe’s Harkins to Join Electronic Bond-Trading Platform Trumid

Cboe’s Harkins to Join Electronic Bond-Trading Platform Trumid

First Read $53,406/$300,000 (17.8%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff An article I wrote is featured in the forthcoming edition of the Global Commodities Applied Research Digest (GCARD) on how the "Open Outcry Traders History Project Captures Traders'...

London Stock Exchange to abandon lossmaking derivatives venture

London Stock Exchange to abandon lossmaking derivatives venture

First Read $53,406/$300,000 (17.8%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The London Stock Exchange has given notice that CurveGlobal is to be closed effective Friday, the 28th of January, 2022. CurveGlobal's CEO Andy Ross had this to say on LinkedIn...

New derivatives trading system J-GATE3.0 has gone live

New derivatives trading system J-GATE3.0 has gone live

First Read $53,406/$300,000 (17.8%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The following nominations were sent by The White House to the U.S. Senate on September 20, 2021: - Rostin Behnam, of Maryland, to be chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading...

Why Free Trading Will Never Be Free

Why Free Trading Will Never Be Free

First Read $53,406/$300,000 (17.8%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff A gentle reminder. The NFA and NIBA announced a joint webinar about navigating regulatory requirements in a hybrid environment. The webinar is scheduled the day of my 31st wedding...

Here’s why your food prices keep going up

Here’s why your food prices keep going up

First Read $53,406/$300,000 (17.8%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The SEC has surpassed $1 billion in awards for its whistleblower program with the latest awards totalling $114 million, including an award of $110 million to a single whistleblower....

Biden to Nominate CFTC Picks to Fill Three Democratic Seats

Biden to Nominate CFTC Picks to Fill Three Democratic Seats

First Read $53,406/$300,000 (17.8%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Here is the fourth in the series of reflections by Ray Pellecchia, this one titled "My 9/11 and Beyond: Friday, September 14." Tim Mahoney, the former CEO of BIDS Trading, a New...

Brevan Howard hires CMT Digital CEO to lead crypto venture investments

Brevan Howard hires CMT Digital CEO to lead crypto venture investments

First Read $53,406/$300,000 (17.8%) ++++ FEX Global Makes Its First Trade John Lothian - John Lothian News The first power trade on the Australian start-up exchange FEX Global was made Friday, September 10, and it was truly a global story. The trade was made using a...

Generation 9/11: Following Parents They Lost Onto Wall Street

Generation 9/11: Following Parents They Lost Onto Wall Street

First Read 53,406/$300,000 (17.8%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The FIA has published a reflection on the 20-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, honoring the many acts of bravery and courage shown that day. -- FIA Here is a remembrance from...

Coinbase Threat Shows There’s a New Crypto Sheriff in Town

Coinbase Threat Shows There’s a New Crypto Sheriff in Town

First Read $53,406/$300,000 (17.8%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The World Federation of Exchanges announced that Cboe Chairman, President and CEO Ed Tilly will serve as its next chairman for a two-year term. Tilly previously served as vice...

After the 9/11 Attacks, Wall Street Bolstered Its Defenses

After the 9/11 Attacks, Wall Street Bolstered Its Defenses

First Read $53,406/$300,000 (17.8%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Longtime CBOE executive Phil Slocum passed away September 3 at the age of 69 from complications from appendiceal cancer. Slocum retired in 2017 after 42 years, his entire adult...

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