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SPACs are popular listing vehicles, but some analysts question if they are right for certain sectors. ESG investors, for example, can't verify a company's environmental and social impact when a planned SPAC acquisition is not identified upfront.

DTCC

DTCC

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) released a new white paper detailing a two-year plan for shortening the settlement cycle for U.S. equities to one business day after the trade is executed (T+1).   

IG Group Holdings

IG Group Holdings

UK-based IG Group has reportedly suspended leveraged trading in 900 small stocks, a response to heightened levels of risk posed by volatile retail trading. Its customers will be allowed to buy shares outright but must use their own funds to cover positions.

NFL Calls Time-Out on ErisX’s NFL Binary Options

NFL Calls Time-Out on ErisX’s NFL Binary Options

The National Football League asked the CFTC to delay any approval of ErisX’s proposed binary options contracts “pending a more comprehensive study” of whether the contracts would be used for hedging and whether users of the contract might be breaking federal laws by risking money on football spread betting across state lines.

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Crop Trading Giants Start Blockchain Platform With Brazil Deals

Crop Trading Giants Start Blockchain Platform With Brazil Deals

First Read $29,776/$300,000 (9.9%) ++++ ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Here is the LINK for the DTCC press release about the proposal to shorten the U.S. settlement cycle to T+1 within two years. Former CFTC Chairman J Christopher Giancarlo has an...

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