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The Spread: Crash and Burn

The Spread: Crash and Burn

This week on The Spread: the coronavirus causes crashes not seen since 2008, derivatives trading hits record volumes for major exchanges, Robinhood has yet another outage, and the OCC adds two clearing-side veterans to its board of directors.

Justice for Jitesh: Special Sauce is Never Shared

Justice for Jitesh: Special Sauce is Never Shared

I worked with traders and systems developers for many years when I was a futures broker. During the time I worked with them, they never shared with me their “special sauce,” the intellectual property that made their trading systems tick. There...

Wall Street Is Desperate for Wonks Who Can Explain the Rise of Populism

Wall Street Is Desperate for Wonks Who Can Explain the Rise of Populism

Get a FREE 90 day trial of John Lothian Newsletter First ReadHits & TakesJLN StaffMarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity 2019 in Chicago is open for registration. Sign up your interns and newer employees today. The events are on July...

Trading Technologies expands access to Chinese derivatives markets

Trading Technologies expands access to Chinese derivatives markets

Get a FREE 90 day trial of John Lothian Newsletter First ReadMarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Series 2019 Open for RegistrationJohn J. LothianWhen I was trying to figure out what I wanted to be in life, there was no such thing as the...

Cboe wins dismissal of Wall Street ‘fear gauge’ manipulation lawsuit

Cboe wins dismissal of Wall Street ‘fear gauge’ manipulation lawsuit

Get a FREE 90 day trial of John Lothian Newsletter First ReadHits & TakesBy JLN StaffCNN reported that "The continental US just had the wettest 12 months in the 124 years on record." And now you know why CME Group just set a record for...

JLN Managed Futures: ‘$1bn Club’ Managers Hold 88% of all Hedge Fund Capital; Distribution Of Alternative Investments Through Wirehouses; Liquid alternative mutual funds leave investors disappointed

Observations/CommentaryToday's NFA: Have you Noticed Anything Different?By Doug Ashburn - JLNWe recently did a two-part video interview with Dan Roth, CEO of the National Futures Association. He offered up an honest assessment, in my opinion, of the state of the...

JLN Managed Futures: Hedge fund lobby hits back at automated trading’s critics; Fund managers say commodities rally not backed by fundamentals; Efficient Capital Management Announces Strategic Relationship with Maren, LLC

Observations/CommentaryCTA Survey 2015 FOW Magazine Calling all CTAs! FOW is seeking your views on which service providers have excelled during the year for our International Awards. Please take a minute to fill in this brief three question survey. One entry picked at...

JLN Managed Futures: Risk Parity, CTA Flows ‘Pose Risk for Fundamental Investors,’ JPMorgan Says; CTA/managed funds lose out to global macro allocations; ‘Alternative’ Mutual Funds Providing Limited Protection

Observations/CommentaryCTA Expo Update Doug Ashburn - John Lothian News CTA Expo returns to Chicago on September 17, 2015, at the UBS Center at 1 N. Wacker Dr. On the afternoon of the 16th, there is a half-day program for registered traders,"The Rules of the Game -...

JLN Managed Futures: Funds: What’s hot, what’s not; Why 2014 was another ‘banner year’ for trend-following funds; Pension funds seek riskier, illiquid bets to make returns they need

Observations/Commentary Looking Up: RJO's Gerry Corcoran Bullish On Managed Futures Jim Kharouf - JLN As CEO of one of the largest FCMs in the world, Gerry Corcoran of RJ O'Brien has diversified its services from futures execution and a clearing member firm to a host...

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