The Weekend Update: May 11-15, 2020

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REALITY CHECK

You could be forgiven for being surprised that global futures markets opened up this morning, or any recent morning, because, at least since trading went electronic and exchanges went for profit, the world has been nearing the end-of-days, lights-out apocalypse for clearing firms. Capital requirements, margin regulations, prudential regulators butting in, reporting, compliance and so on. No clearing, no trading. And yet more than 11.4 billion contracts were traded and CLEARED in the first quarter of this year alone. 

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THE SPREAD: AN ELIGIBLE BACHELIER

This week on The Spread, the OCC wins best equities clearing house for the third year in a row, a couple of Cboe directors bow out, we discuss the Bachelier model, and more.

FIA NEGATIVE PRICE WEBINAR EMPHASIZES PROACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS

During the webinar put on today (Wednesday, May 13, 2020) by the FIA about negative prices and their impact, panelists emphasized the importance of proactive communications with the trading community in mitigating their potential risk. Near the end of the discussion,…

REALITY CHECK

You could be forgiven for being surprised that global futures markets opened up this morning, or any recent morning, because, at least since trading went electronic and exchanges went for profit, the world has been nearing the end-of-days, lights-out apocalypse for…

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE WHEN LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE

How do you run a business based on IPOs when the global economy is contracting? Stay calm and look forward to the next generation of stocks. Not surprisingly, during a pandemic and U.S. economic slump, the current calendar of U.S. initial public offerings is slim, but…

ERISX LAUNCHES ETHER FUTURES

The cryptocurrency marketplace ErisX announced today that they are the first U.S. based exchange to introduce physically settled Ether futures contracts.

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