THE WEEKEND UPDATE: APRIL 5-9 2021

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

Robinhood and other ‘low cost’ brokers are still quietly screwing over their users

The ongoing fiasco that grew out of online broker Robinhood’s decision to limit customers’ ability to buy “meme stocks” like GameStop in January has produced a lot of noise, but also a silver lining.

4 MOST CLICKED MARKETSWIKI PAGES OF THE WEEK

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THE SPREAD: OCC reports highest volumes in its history in Q1 2021; CFTC cracks down on binary options

This week on The Spread, the OCC and several major exchanges report trade volumes, the CFTC orders a Brooklyn man to pay $1 million in penalties over a binary options scheme, and more.

THE JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS DAILY UPDATE (WEEKLY ROUNDUP) – WEEK OF 4/5/2021

The John Lothian Daily Update is a podcast turning the daily JLN hits and takes comments, our original content and the stories and quips in the top box of First Read into a daily podcast.
TT Matches JLN MWE GoFundMe Campaign

TRADING TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES MATCHING PROGRAM TO BENEFIT GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN FOR MARKETSWIKI EDUCATION VIDEO SERIES AND JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS

As a pioneer of electronic trading, we at Trading Technologies value our industry’s rich history. We recognize the need to preserve our legacies and lessons to broadly educate and inspire those to come. This is what John Lothian News is doing through the Open Outcry…
JLN interviews The Full FX co-founder Colin Lambert

THE FULL FX CO-FOUNDER COLIN LAMBERT TALKS WITH JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS

Out of the ashes of last fall’s closing of Profit & Loss, longtime P&L editor Colin Lambert and the former commercial director of P&L, Michelle Hemstedt, have launched a new publication, The Full FX. John Lothian News interviewed Lambert in Sydney over Zoom recently about starting the publication, who is involved, and what the plan is.
Singapore Exchange CEO

SGX’S CEO TALKS WITH JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS

John Lothian News interviewed Singapore Exchange CEO Loh Boon Chye over Zoom in Singapore after the FIA Boca-V conference. Boon Chye talked about SGX, its new products and marketing during the pandemic.

NEW RETAIL INTEREST SPURS RENEWED FOCUS ON INVESTOR EDUCATION

Equity markets are seeing an influx of new retail interest, with up to 25 percent of market activity executed by retail investors on peak days this year, compared with about 10 percent in 2019, said John Zecca, Nasdaq’s executive vice president and chief legal and…

ILLINOIS’ SOCIAL EQUITY LICENSE APPLICANTS GET THEIR DAY IN COURT

Controversy over the application process for the state of Illinois’ 75 social equity licenses to open cannabis dispensaries found its way into court on Friday and is expected to be given a full hearing next Thursday, September 17. U.S. District Court Judge Jorge L….

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