The Weekend Update: March 16-20, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

CERES HIT HARD BY RESTAURANT BAN

The popular restaurant in the Chicago Board of Trade’s Jackson Street Lobby closed Monday afternoon in response to the Illinois governor’s restrictions on restaurants and bars serving the public. The restaurant plans to be closed for at least two weeks, Ceres manager Billy Assimos said that business had already fallen by about 95% on Monday. 

FROM JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS

THIS IS JOHN LOTHIAN: MARCH 20 HITS AND TAKES

The number of cases of coronavirus doubled in the US in two days. And worldwide cases doubled in the last twelve days, from 100,000 to 200,000. In the US, they are spiking and in New York City alone there are now 4000 cases. The number of unemployment claims is…

THE SPREAD: QUARANTINED

This week on The Spread, bitcoin option volume spikes as bitcoin craters, the VIX closes at an all-time high due to coronavirus concerns, the NYSE closes its doors as two traders test positive for COVID-19, and more.  Transcription Welcome to the Spread, where…

QUANTITATIVE BROKERS BRINGS NEW REGIMES TO MARKET VOLATILITY ALGOS

“Quote size of ES futures is at 8 years low whereas liquidity is not alarmingly low.”

DAN KEEGAN – OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

Dan Keegan is a former trader on the CBOE. He started as a runner with AG Becker, who had very ugly plaid trading jackets.

JIM DOWNS: CONNAMARA – AND THE MARKETS – A YEAR LATER

Connamara’s CEO Jim Downs discusses what’s new at the company since we spoke with him at FIA Expo last year. It turns out it’s a lot.

CERES HIT HARD BY RESTAURANT BAN

The popular restaurant in the Chicago Board of Trade’s Jackson Street Lobby closed Monday afternoon in response to the Illinois governor’s restrictions on restaurants and bars serving the public.

WALT LUKKEN: FIA MOVES FORWARD AFTER BOCA CANCELLATION

After FIA Boca 2020 was cancelled because of the Coronavirus, JLN found some alternative ways to put together the video interviews we had scheduled. In this one, with Walt Lukken, we spoke via phone with Walt and the FIA taped their side of the interview in his…

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