THE WEEKEND UPDATE: FEBRUARY 15-19, 2021

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FED’S STAR WITNESS IN SPOOFING TRIAL GETS TARNISHED UNDER CROSS-EXAMINATION

Another day of methodical testimony unfolded in Judge John Tharp’s federal courtroom on Wednesday, the second day of testimony in the case of the Department of Justice versus James Vorley and Cedric Chancu. The defendants in the criminal case, who worked together trading precious metals at Deutsche Bank, are charged with wire fraud. They allegedly spoofed the gold and silver futures markets on COMEX. 

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THE SPREAD: CAN’T STOP GAMESTOP

This week on The Spread, Robinhood CEO speaks to Congress, Citi completes and clears its first CDS options trade, and more.

THE JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS DAILY UPDATE (WEEKLY ROUNDUP) – WEEK OF 2/15/2021

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NO, VIRGINIA, THERE IS NO SANTA CLAUS; HE WAS DEMUTUALIZED

If you are, like me, someone who has never bought even a single datum let alone have multiple subscriptions with multiple vendors, Acuiti’s newest report on market data makes for fascinating reading.
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OPTIONS BASICS FOR NEWBIES: MIND YOUR GREEKS, PROFESSOR SAYS

The well-documented influx of new retail investors into equities and options on equities in 2020 and 2021 has boosted derivatives volume, but it also has unleashed traders who may not be prepared for high rates of volatility if and when the market falters.

NFL CALLS TIME-OUT ON ERISX’S NFL BINARY OPTIONS

The National Football League asked the CFTC to delay any approval of ErisX’s proposed binary options contracts “pending a more comprehensive study” of whether the contracts would be used for hedging and whether users of the contract might be breaking federal laws by risking money on football spread betting across state lines.

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