THE JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS DAILY UPDATE (WEEKLY ROUNDUP) – WEEK OF 1/16/2023

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Hedge fund stampede into cocoa futures fuels record price spike

Hedge fund stampede into cocoa futures fuels record price spike

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Euronext yesterday announced strong Q4 and full year 2023 results, showcasing the advantages of its diversified business model. Costs for 2023 were better than anticipated, with 74 million euros in synergies achieved,...

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Options Discovery

Move over Tesla, there’s a new options monster in town

Observations & Insight Term of the Week - Right to Buy or an Obligation to Sell JohnLothianNews.com Perhaps the most fundamental explanation of an option contract. Watch the video » Lead Stories Move over Tesla, there's a new options monster in town Robin...

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The FIA sure knows a Hall of Fame Way to say ‘I love you’ on Valentine’s Day

The FIA sure knows a Hall of Fame Way to say ‘I love you’ on Valentine’s Day

The FIA sure knows how to say I love you on Valentine’s Day. Shortly after the newsletter was published yesterday, the FIA sent a press release announcing the names of the 2024 inductees into the Hall of Fame and my name was on the list. 

OK, I knew I was being named already because I was on the committee that picked the inductees. For the record, the committee did not hold a vote name by name, so I did not have to recuse myself on the vote. 

I was very pleased that two people I nominated were named to the Hall of Fame. This is not to say other people did not nominate these two also, but I nominated Leslie Sutphen and Wiliam J. Mallers, Sr. for the Hall of Fame. Mallers is a former employer of mine when I was at First American Discount, a firm he founded. 

From Open Outcry to Electronic Evolution: Insights from Marcus Goi, CEO of Orient Futures International

From Open Outcry to Electronic Evolution: Insights from Marcus Goi, CEO of Orient Futures International

n an Open Outcry Traders History Project interview conducted in Singapore during the FIA ASIA week, Marcus Goi, managing director and CEO of Orient Futures International, shared his career journey and insights into the evolution of electronic trading. The interview took place at SGX’s offices, with Robert Lothian from John Lothian News conducting the interview.

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