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John Lothian Newsletter: Commodity Pits Bid Goodbye to Human Traders as CME Closes Floor; U.S. Bank to pay $18 million to end CFTC’s Peregrine case; Howard Lutnick’s BGC Extends Offer for Clearinghouse GFI

First Read A Reflection on a Life, Its Influences and the Trading Floor John Lothian, John Lothian News I learned recently a life-long friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. My friend and former Wisconsin neighbor is older than me. In fact, at one time he was my...

A Look at Forensic Accounting and Financial Fraud

In the aftermath of the Peregrine Financial Group fraud, many wondered how it could have happened and how forensic accounting works after a fraud occurs. On June 20, John Lothian News president and editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf moderated a panel at the Women In Listed...

Confirmations: Plugging Into Electronic Confirmations

Capital Confirmation, which runs Confirmation.com, is credited with helping to unveil the massive $215 million fraud at Peregrine Financial Group (PFG) in July 2012. The web-based audit confirmation service was hired by the National Futures Association (NFA) last year...

Ratings: How Does Your Broker Rate?

If you knew the financial health of your futures broker, would that help you decide which firm to work with? James Gellert, President and CEO of Rapid Ratings, says futures broker ratings could make for more informed retail and professional investors. Gellert explains...

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