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The UK’s Crisis of Confidence Was Years in the Making

The UK’s Crisis of Confidence Was Years in the Making

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The World Federation of Exchanges 61st Annual General Meeting concluded today in Malta after a session on ESG. The big announcement at the end was that the next annual general meeting would be held in September...

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CME Group continues SOFR conversions as demand grows

CME Group continues SOFR conversions as demand grows

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The FIA Chicago baseball outing to see the Chicago White Sox play on September 14 has been canceled since Major League Baseball changed the game time from 7p.m. to 1p.m. If you bought a ticket you can contact...

Fed Effect Stirs Global FX Moves as Mighty Dollar Runs Rampant

Fed Effect Stirs Global FX Moves as Mighty Dollar Runs Rampant

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff John is still on vacation. Actually, he is working hard in rehab to recover mobility from his hip surgery. After that he will deserve a vacation. ABN AMRO is welcoming Nancy Stern to their Chicago team as...

IRS Says It Exposed Some Confidential Taxpayer Data on Website

IRS Says It Exposed Some Confidential Taxpayer Data on Website

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff John's surgery went well and he has managed a few ups and down in his recovery. He is awaiting placement for a short term rehabilitation stay of underdetermined length. He is in good spirits and getting...

Stock Market’s Worst Month Gets Even More Dicey With Hawkish Fed

Stock Market’s Worst Month Gets Even More Dicey With Hawkish Fed

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff John has had his hip surgery and it seems all went well. We knew he was doing fine when he was on his phone and sending staff messages a couple of hours after his surgery. We expect he will be Tweeting again...

The Crypto Innovation Traditional Finance Needs

The Crypto Innovation Traditional Finance Needs

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Today is D-Day minus one for my hip replacement surgery in my continued quest to become Titanium Man. Maybe I have a future in a marketing campaign for the London Metal Exchange Later today I will find out when...

The Options Market Is Accentuating the Swings in Stocks

The Options Market Is Accentuating the Swings in Stocks

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The third episode of "A sceptic's guide to crypto," hosted by the Financial Times columnist Jemima Kelly, is titled "NFT mania." There is a story in Axios about the power of smiling. I wonder what impact smiling...

Wall Street Friendship Ends in Betrayal, Insider-Trading Charges

Wall Street Friendship Ends in Betrayal, Insider-Trading Charges

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Cboe Global Markets this morning announced its equity partners for the Cboe Digital business that includes the recently acquired ErisX. Former NADEX CEO Timothy McDermott has been named the chief executive...

The 30-Year-Old Spending $1 Billion to Save Crypto

The 30-Year-Old Spending $1 Billion to Save Crypto

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff One of the greats of asset management passed away yesterday. Tiger Management founder Julian Robertson died at the age of 90. He was one of the most influential hedge fund managers of all time. Here are some of...

Wall Street, Crypto Giants Line Up to Back Startup Prime Broker

Wall Street, Crypto Giants Line Up to Back Startup Prime Broker

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Today's lead story about Hidden Road Partners is an important one, only because it involves JLN friend John McPartland, formerly of the Chicago Federal Reserve. John is the director of research at Hidden Road...

The SEC Treats Crypto Like the Rest of the Capital Markets

The SEC Treats Crypto Like the Rest of the Capital Markets

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The MRI results are in, the consultation with the orthopedic specialist completed and the September 1 total hip replacement of my left hip is scheduled for Elmhurst Hospital. This will give me a matching set of...

Wall Street, Crypto Giants Line Up to Back Startup Prime Broker

A Crypto Winter King Wants to Reanimate the Industry

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff John Lothian News introduces MarketsWiki Education Shorts, videos from our World of Opportunity video series that ran from 2013 to 2021 that have been edited into shorter versions. The videos run from one minute...

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