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John Lothian Newsletter: Bernanke, Paulson and Geithner Join Yale Effort to Update Crisis-Response Playbook; ITG pays $20m fine to settle ‘secret trading desk’ claims; Federal Judge Rules SEC In-House Judges ‘Likely Unconstitutional

First Read US options market to slam trading reforms Futures & Options World The chief exec of US options giant the International Securities Exchange will tell the US government on Thursday its plan to change US trading rules will have a "very unfortunate outcome"...

John Lothian Newsletter: ‘Groundhog Day’ Sets Tone for Assault on Europe’s Futures Giants; irtu IPO Tests Perceptions of High-Speed Trading; Ben Bernanke Will Work With Citadel, a Hedge Fund, as an Adviser

First Read Best of Both Worlds: Fidessa's Steve Grob on Keeping Tech Costs Low JohnLothianNews.com With rapid changes in the financial industry, firms are challenged to keep their technology robust and resilient while at the same time being secure and compliant, says...

KPMG’s Constance Hunter Says the Fed is True to Its Word on QE

When Constance Hunter looks at the Federal Reserve Bank and US economy, she sees some positive and negatives like all economists do. She also says the Fed didn’t fool  markets when it didn’t change its quantitative easing in September. Actually, she argues that the...

JLN Options: OPTIONS REPORT: Industry Opposes Tax Proposal

Lead StoriesOPTIONS REPORT: Industry Opposes Tax ProposalGregory Bresiger - Traders MagazineTraders' advocates say a tax proposal now in Congress is bad news for investors and would do serious harm to the options industry.A  draft proposal before the U.S. House of...

JLN Options: Options Traders Discard Safety Net as Stocks Rise

Lead StoriesOptions Traders Discard Safety Net as Stocks RiseKaitlyn Kiernan, The Wall Street JournalIn the new year, options traders seem to have settled on a resolution: no more hedging for the worst. http://jlne.ws/10uja49**TD Ameritrade's Joe Kinahan: “What we...

Corrections

Correction: Last week’s commentary (Parallel Worlds, JLN Forex, September 11, 2012), contained an incorrect statement. In paragraph three, the line “Ignoring a problem does not make it go away, and moving a loss or a non-performing asset from one entity’s balance...

Parallel Worlds

As an avid fan of the science fiction genre, I am fascinated by the idea of parallel worlds and alternate realities. Lately, however, I have begun thinking that I may be living in one. In the alternate world in which I am currently living, anything resembling good...

The Downside of Can-Kicking

This week is sizing up to be a bit of a yawner in the forex market. I predict long periods of thumb-twiddling in between rounds of QE3 predictions. On Friday, Ben Bernanke will give a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in which he will use a lot of big words, yet say...

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Trading Ring That Survived Two World Wars May Succumb to a Virus

Trading Ring That Survived Two World Wars May Succumb to a Virus

First Read $8,041/$300,000 (2.7%) Buck Haworth, Mo Guilfoile, JB Mackenzie, Nancy Stern, Hollis Griffin, Thomas Jordan and Jan Waye. Hits & Takes JLN Staff Exchanges: Euronext was down due to technical issues, but has resumed. Coronavirus: India peaking, Sweden...

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Hedge Funds Cut Bullish Euro Bets at Fastest Pace Since February

Hedge Funds Cut Bullish Euro Bets at Fastest Pace Since February

Observations & Insight $8,041/$300,000 (2.7%) Buck Haworth, Mo Guilfoile, JB Mackenzie, Nancy Stern, Hollis Griffin, Thomas Jordan and Jan Waye. ++++ The Spread: Remembering Joe Sullivan JohnLothianNews.com This week on The Spread, a binary options fraudster is...

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