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CFTC Testifies for more Crypto Authority; Cboe Launches First New Canadian Offering; Regulators Warns against Online Dating Scams

CFTC Testifies for more Crypto Authority; Cboe Launches First New Canadian Offering; Regulators Warns against Online Dating Scams

Alex Perry Author John Lothian News ALEX PERRY’S OPTIONSTOPIA: “Alex Perry’s Optionstopia” takes a look at this week’s options news highlights: Ethereum’s Daily Options Volume Matches Bitcoin; Crypto Exchanges Airing Super Bowl Commercials; Cboe’s MATCHNow Technology Migration

John Lothian Publisher John Lothian News JOHN’S TAKE: John talks about “Dating or Defrauding” & Super Bowl Crypto in John’s Take

Tom Jarck Term of the week John Lothian News TERM OF THE WEEK: European-Style Options” is the Term of the Week with tastytrade’s Jermal Chandler

Options Trading sees Big Boom; Cboe to Launch Nanos; BSTX uses Blockchain

Options Trading sees Big Boom; Cboe to Launch Nanos; BSTX uses Blockchain

Alex Perry Author John Lothian News ALEX PERRY’S OPTIONSTOPIA: “Alex Perry’s Optionstopia” takes a look at this week’s options news highlights: High Brokerages Earnings; Options Trading Surge; Launch of Nanos by Cboe

John Lothian Publisher John Lothian News JOHN’S TAKE: John about Micros and Nanos in John’s Take

Tom Jarck Term of the week John Lothian News TERM OF THE WEEK: Options Term of the Week is Contract Multiplier with Kevin Davitt of Cboe

Stock Market Selloff Worries Investors & Regulators; Adam Dell Launches Domain Money; ​​CME Group Announces Records

Stock Market Selloff Worries Investors & Regulators; Adam Dell Launches Domain Money; ​​CME Group Announces Records

Alex Perry Author John Lothian News ALEX PERRY’S OPTIONSTOPIA: Alex Perry’s Optionstopia” takes a look at this week’s options news highlights: Regulators Crack Down on Trading apps; Adam Dell Launches Domain Money; The ​​CME Group Announces New Options Records

John Lothian Publisher John Lothian News JOHN’S TAKE: John talks with Henry Schwartz, president of Trade Alert LLC, for “John’s Take”

Tom Jarck Term of the week John Lothian News TERM OF THE WEEK: What is The VIX Index Anyway? with Russell Rhoads

Risky Options Trading Worries Regulators; Bitcoin’s Weekend Woes; CME Unveils Trading Challenge Winners – The Spread – December 10, 2021

Risky Options Trading Worries Regulators; Bitcoin’s Weekend Woes; CME Unveils Trading Challenge Winners – The Spread – December 10, 2021

Alex Perry Author John Lothian News OPTIONS NEWS: FINRA seeks to more closely monitor options trading to protect new retail investors; Crypto volatility continues; MIAX notches another record; Top 5 winners of CME Group’s trading contest include Loyola University Chicago, University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University

John Lothian Publisher John Lothian News JOHN’S TAKE: A bittersweet farewell to John J. Lothian & Co.’s office on LaSalle Street

Jermal Chandler Term of the week John Lothian News TERM OF THE WEEK: Jermal Chandler looks at American-style option parameters

JPMorgan fights Tesla over warrants; Consumers worried, but in a buy-now mood; CME micro minis, MIAX SPIKES futures set records – The Spread – November 19, 2021

Tesla Trade Spurs Early-Week Stock Selling; Inflation Index Jumps; Options Volume Continues to Set Records – The Spread – November 12, 2021

– Tesla CEO Elon Musk sells shares, briefly captivates the equity market; Higher inflation news chills Treasury trading; Options volume continues to set records;
– John’s Take profiles Stable, the winning innovator of the year at FIA Expo 2021;
– EQDerivatives’ Russell Rhoads explains the Nasdaq-100 Volatility Index in the Term of the Week.

U.S. Growth Slows, But Tesla Options Rev Up; Cboe Goes Nanos For Retail; John’s Take Previews Expo; Strategizing with Butterfly Spreads – The Spread – October 29, 2021

U.S. Growth Slows, But Tesla Options Rev Up; Cboe Goes Nanos For Retail; John’s Take Previews Expo; Strategizing with Butterfly Spreads – The Spread – October 29, 2021

– The U.S. economy sputtered to a 2% growth rate in Q3, but Tesla traders are unfazed; Cboe expands S&P 500 Index options offerings for retail with smaller options; ethereum gets a boost from new ETF expectations; 
– John’s Take previews next week’s in-person return of FIA Expo;
– Catching up with long butterfly spreads in the Term of the Week with Jermal Chandler.

Crypto Steals Headlines With Cboe-ErisX Deal, U.S. Bitcoin ETF; John’s Take Connects With ICE Mortgage Tech;  A Look at Cash-Secured Puts – The Spread – October 22, 2021

Crypto Steals Headlines With Cboe-ErisX Deal, U.S. Bitcoin ETF; John’s Take Connects With ICE Mortgage Tech; A Look at Cash-Secured Puts – The Spread – October 22, 2021

– Crypto edges into the mainstream with Cboe-ErisX acquisition announcement, first-ever bitcoin U.S. ETF debut; SEC’s GameStop study a reflection without regulation;
– John’s Take reviews the data-driven mortgage experience with ICE Mortgage Technology;
– Are you bullish on a stock? The Term of the Week looks at a cash-secured put strategy with Jermal Chandler.

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John’s Take: Why I hate Chuck Mackie and Thoughts on FTX’s CFTC Request

John’s Take: Why I hate Chuck Mackie and Thoughts on FTX’s CFTC Request

I have a love/hate relationship with Chuck Mackie. I love him because he is a great guy, good citizen and cheerful practitioner of solving the world’s problems with market based solutions. I hate him because he really knows how to make me work, and work hard. Don’t worry, there are others on this list too (Hello Barbara).

On Thursday Chuck emailed me and asked when I was going to write a comment letter for the FTX request to the CFTC for LedgerX LLC, doing business as FTX US Derivatives, “to amend its order of registration as a DCO to allow it to modify its existing non-intermediated model.”

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