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Cboe mourns the death of first president and founder

Cboe mourns the death of first president and founder

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Joseph Sullivan, one of the founders of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and its first president, has passed away at the age of 82. He was such an influential figure in the establishment of the CBOE, and the U.S. options...

VIX Bits: The Thermometer Isn’t Broken

VIX Bits: The Thermometer Isn’t Broken

On the 30th anniversary of the ‘87 market crash last week, Cboe, in collaboration with ProShares, hosted a panel discussion “Current Dynamics of the VIX Market.” There was a lot to glean - from the applications of VIX ETPs to unique...

John Lothian Newsletter: Spoofing Warnings Sent as Finra Teaches Brokers to Spot Cheats; Global Banks Rewrite Contracts in Bid to Avert Lehman Repeat; Convergex Partners with FCStone to Launch Futures Prime Brokerage

First Read Bits & Pieces by John J. Lothian Yesterday was Veteran's Day in the U.S. My daughter Katherine took to Facebook to share her thoughts on the holiday and wrote the following: "Today is a day of celebration and remembrance of those who have fought for us....

Jackson Hole Wonkweek

The world's central bankers, policy wonks and other financial bigwigs head to Jackson Hole, Wyoming this week for the annual retreat sponsored by the Kansas City Federal Reserve. Even though it has been four years since then-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke surprised the...

The Fed’s Bridge Builder?

What would it mean to have Stanley Fischer as vice-chairman of the Federal Reserve? More hawkish or more dovish? Is it a bold move or a safe pick? Will he, to paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi, “bring balance to the force” by acting as a bridge between Janet Yellen and the...

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