The Weekend Update: July 27-31, 2020

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Cboe Proposes Plan That Could Curb Advantages of Fast Traders

Cboe Global Markets Inc. is seeking to introduce a new mechanism on one of its U.S. stock exchanges that could limit the advantages of high-frequency traders over other market participants.

FROM JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS

THE SPREAD: ALL THAT GLITTERS

This week on The Spread – bitcoin options open interest and spot gold prices reach record highs, Cboe tries to bring a slice of Europe back to the States, and more.

JENNIFER JUST – MARKETSWIKI EDUCATION WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

Curiosity and Passion: How I Built A Career In Fintech Jennifer Just is a co-founder of the Chicago trading firm Peak6. She started at O’Connor & Associates after graduating from the University of Michigan and not even knowing what an option was. But she soon…

HEMP PRICES STAGNATE; HEMPCRETE GETS DEBUNKED

PanXchange’s July hemp benchmark report was published on Wednesday. If you have been following this space you will not be surprised to learn that hemp prices remain depressed.

SGX EXECS SEE RETURN TO MACRO TRADES; COVID-LED PUSH TOWARD DIGITALIZATION

In a press briefing, Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) CEO Loh Boon Chye Thursday said the pandemic has created both challenges and extreme market moves, and the resulting economic damages are just now beginning to unfold. However, since Asia was pushed into the COVID…

DAVID GREENBERG – MARKETSWIKI EDUCATION OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

David Greenberg started his career in Chicago as a runner making $3.75 an hour. HIs father was a COMEX trader who later served as chairman of COMEX. So Greenberg took his Chicago experience to New York and started working for his father’s company on COMEX. But he…

PUBLICLY TRADED CANNABIS STOCKS SEE VOLUME, VOLATILITY AS SECTOR MATURES

Saleem Daya, analyst with Nasdaq IR Intelligence in Toronto, breaks down early 2020 trends in cannabis-related stocks for John Lothian News, and talks about active investors in the space and why some certain stock names have had greater appeal, both in the U.S. and…

“SUPER PROUD” OF ILLINOIS’S SOCIAL EQUITY CANNABIS PROGRAM

“Everybody having what they need to succeed” defines “social equity,” according to Akele Parnell, an attorney with the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. With regard to the nascent Illinois cannabis industry, the question shouldn’t be “Is it working?” but…

SEEKING A LAID-BACK BUSINESS VENTURE? A CANNABIS DISPENSARY MAY NOT BE FOR YOU

Opening and running an Illinois dispensary to sell legal cannabis products begins and ends with regulation, and failing to comply is fraught with peril, attorneys from FoxRothschild told participants in this weekend’s Sparklist Summit. “Disclose, disclose, disclose,”…

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