The Weekend Update: February 17-21, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

Junk bond king’s pardon viewed as ‘spectacular’ on Wall Street

Thirty years after his conviction for securities fraud, and 20 years after he began asking US presidents to pardon him, junk bond king Michael Milken is again being cheered by some on Wall Street after winning clemency from Donald Trump.

4 MOST CLICKED MARKETSWIKI PAGES OF THE WEEK

FROM JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS

THE WILD GROWTH OF CATHEY CURLEY – PART ONE

Cathey Curley is the president of Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD). She sat down for an interview with John Lothian News to talk about the explosive growth WILD is experiencing and what they are doing with that success.

THE SPREAD: ALWAYS BET ON BULL

This week on The Spread: bullish bets abound despite coronavirus concerns, Cboe creates a cushion and casts chats at two conferences, volume of MIAX’s SPIKES options spike, and more.

USDA: HEMP PILOT A SUCCESS

Restarting production of a once (and future?) major crop like hemp was fraught with risks.

TOM ZAGARA – PART 2 – OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

Tom Zagara has lots of great stories to tell from his time as a trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. There were so many, we broke his interview into two parts. Here is part 2.

BOND MARKETS CLIMB ONTO 21ST CENTURY CLOUD

Do you remember blue lists? Bonds have come a long way since those days, says 280 CapMarket’s David Rudd.

DASH TAKING ORDER ROUTING TO NEXT LEVEL, EXEC SAYS

How can order routing be improved? Milito explains fintech’s expansive role.

CANNABIS COMPANIES GET DOWN TO BUSINESS

What’s next for legal cannabis in Illiois? Supercritical’s Jay Caauwe looks at next steps.

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