The Weekend Update: October 14-18, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

“There Is Definite Hanky-Panky Going On”: The Fantastically Profitable Mystery of the Trump Chaos Trades

In the last 10 minutes of trading at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Friday, September 13, someone got very lucky. That’s when he or she, or a group of people, sold short 120,000 “S&P e-minis”—electronically traded futures contracts linked to the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index—when the index was trading around 3010.

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Kent Law College Covers Kraft-Mondelez, Renato Mariotti, and US v. Andrei Flotron

The 11th annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives took place on Thursday at Chicago- Kent IIT College of Law. I was going to say the panels covered the waterfront on recent developments in futures law, but I just looked up the phrase. It means “cover every detail” and, thank God, they did not do that. Instead, the panels were interesting and engaging.

The Spread: Cboe moves, MIAX wins, CME vs Bakkt

Cboe moves C1 to its Bats technology and moves its floor, MIAX wins patent case against Nasdaq twice, and options are big news in the cryptocurrency world.

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