The Weekend Update – July 22-26, 2019


USDA Report Sees Dire Climate-Change Impact on U.S. Crops

Computer models produce harsh forecasts based on the impact of greenhouse gases


The Spread – A SPIKE in Volume

This week’s options news recap runs the gamut from a Chicago pit fight to Canadian pension plans to Mexico’s annual oil hedge. 

Crypto 101: A Beginner’s Primer on Digital Assets

The inaugural episode of the CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast

Understanding Government and Regulation: Lessons From The Inside

Andy Busch, former chief market intelligence officer at the CFTC, had some pragmatic but alarming advice for interns who attended day one of MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event: “In D.C., someone is always out to get you.”

Failures are Often Opportunities + Thoughts on Digital Asset Regulation

It can be difficult to predict what will be the catalyst to propel someone down their eventual career path. For CMT Digital CEO Colleen Sullivan that early catalyst just so happened to be learning about ‘80s junk bond czar Mike Milken. As for how that eventually led to Sullivan’s career in digital assets, you’ll just have to watch the video.

Big Shoes To Fill: What Can Heath Tarbert Do For This Industry?

As the new CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert assembled his team last week with some new names and some staff he kept on from his predecessor Chris Giancarlo, it is clear that there is much work yet to be done in the derivatives space. The question is, what mark will he leave on this industry?

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