THE WEEKEND UPDATE: FEBRUARY 22-26, 2021

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

The Beach Bum Who Beat Wall Street and Made Millions on GameStop

Mike McCaskill spent years scouring the stock market and betting on long shots. Then he found the opportunity that changed his life—and helped spark the mother of all short squeezes.
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FROM JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS

THE SPREAD: A “GOOD” Bubble

This week on The Spread, JPMorgan analysts predict a possible stock rally, GameStop’s stock goes up amid news of an executive’s departure, and more.

THE JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS DAILY UPDATE (WEEKLY ROUNDUP) – WEEK OF 2/22/2020

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.

MIKE CAVANAUGH – OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

Mike Cavanaugh found his way to the trading industry despite his degree in political science because he had a brother-in-law in the wheat pit at the CBOT. He did a summer internship working for “one of the more prolific wheat traders” and soon fell in love with the place.

PETER FREDRIKSSON – THE PATH TO ELECTRONIC TRADING

A Swedish Perspective from the Early Days of Electronic Trading Peter Fredriksson was with OM in Sweden when they offered the first electronic trading platform.

HEMP IN ‘YEAR OF TRANSITION,’ PANXCHANGE CEO SAYS

Julie Lerner, CEO of PanXchange, recently sat down with JLN’s Thom Thompson for an in-depth discussion of the industrial hemp market. Her view of current supply vs. demand may surprise you.

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