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A Blockchain Solution to Gold Settlement Issues

A Blockchain Solution to Gold Settlement Issues

Amid all the talk of blockchain and its applications for the financial and trading worlds, Euroclear and ItBit have gotten together to come up with what they feel is a solution to some of the problems in the gold market, in particular the settlement of unallocated...

Addendum to the CME Gold Futures Story

Addendum to the CME Gold Futures Story

The lead story in yesterday’s John Lothian Newsletter was a Reuters report that said CME Group is planning to launch a gold futures contract in Hong Kong by year end. We were a little uncertain about how this would work, since the...

Garry Jones: LME’s Man of Steel … And Base Metals

Garry Jones: LME’s Man of Steel … And Base Metals

Garry Jones took the reins of the London Metal Exchange (LME) at the end of September. Just over a week into the job, he spoke with John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the LME’s next steps, what’s happening with the...

Asia: Pieces Falling Into Place

Asia: Pieces Falling Into Place

Talking about Asia often leaves professionals from those regions a bit tongue-tied. When JLN decided to do a special report talking about Asia, many of those experts had the same question: “Which country? Asia is a big place.”...

Five Minutes with Marc Dulin

Five Minutes with Marc Dulin

Marc Dulin, president and managing director of MetalPrices.com, has participated in the metals markets for more than 30 years. He spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about how metals prices are created for OTC markets as well...

Five Minutes with Tom Kadlec

Five Minutes with Tom Kadlec

Tom Kadlec is president of ADM Investor Services (ADMIS), the futures commission merchant (FCM) subsidiary of Decatur, IL-based Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM). He spoke with JLN Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn at ADMIS’ recent National...

Pity Hedge Funds That Lost in Electricity Chaos — No, Really

Pity Hedge Funds That Lost in Electricity Chaos — No, Really

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.), who has been battling a degenerative disease that has severely weakened her voice, recently introduced a new, AI-generated version of her speaking voice to her constituents, The...

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