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The Spread: All That Glitters

The Spread: All That Glitters

This week on The Spread – bitcoin options open interest and spot gold prices reach record highs, Cboe tries to bring a slice of Europe back to the States, and more.

A Look Back at Manipulation in the Metals Markets

A Look Back at Manipulation in the Metals Markets

Spoofing is Dunm (sic) and Just Plain Stupid If Bart Chilton were alive today, he would be smiling. The CFTC nailed another bank for metals futures market manipulation.  According to the CFTC website, “The Commodity Futures Trading Commission...

The Spread – The Madness Sets In – 3/22

The Spread – The Madness Sets In – 3/22

Pick your Madness - Fed, Mueller or March 'Tis the season for college allegiances to come roaring back to the forefront of conversation, but the options world stops for no one. In this week's episode the following stories are referenced:  ...

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...

Gold: Deliver Me This

There is a problem in the gold market. The problem was outlined yesterday in a Wall Street Journal story about how HSBC was getting rid of retail clients and their small holdings of gold. Given the interest in the precious yellow metal, HSBC figures it can make more...

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