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Competition is the Key

I believe in competition. We need competition in regulation. Creating competition in the Self Regulatory Organization sector I believe should be part of the plan to restore customer confidence in our markets. I started thinking about this as reports surfaced that the...

Pay Now or Pay Later

So far the number one voted-on question on FuturesCrowd.com is "The Number One Priority: Make the Customers Whole." I put that question on the site.  I have heard lots of people express this sentiment: that in order to restore customer's confidence in the futures...

John Lothian Newsletter: CFTC Weighs Rules for High-Frequency Derivatives Trading Under Dodd-Frank; D Börse and NYSE challenge block to merger; MF Global Told S&P ‘Never Been Stronger’ as Failure Loomed

The CFTC begins the process of creating rules for high-frequency trading.  Hopefully, a working definition of "high-frequency trading" will precede those rules. DB-NYSE Euronext send a sharp letter to European regulators, asserting that Joaquín Almunia's recent...

This is No Bank Robbery

When someone robs a bank and gets away with the money, they have something fungible (cash) and easily hid. While the authorities may be able to trace the serial numbers on the bills as they start to show up in circulation, there are no other official records for the...

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Who wants to be a Millionaire? In the television game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," contestants have 4 choices on how to answer the questions.  They can answer themselves, or if they don't know the answer, they can use one of three lifelines to try to come up...

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