The Weekend Update: September 23-27, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

Trump Didn’t Bribe Ukraine. It’s Actually Worse Than That.

Reports that President Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has prompted a flurry of speculation Trump, by withholding military aid, has committed bribery or extortion.

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The CMW Podcast Episode 4: Evolving With the Market

Why did Scott Freeman go from being a managing partner at a quantitative hedge fund to starting a company for digital asset trading and advisory services? Scott answers this and other fascinating questions about pivoting into institutional crypto trading, navigating through the regulatory nuances between different markets around the world, and more.

The CFTC’s Night Game

The CFTC, and in particular its new chairman, may be playing night time hardball in the federal courts. It certainly isn’t playing the game out under the lights, though.
Last month, Chairman Tarbert, Commissioners Berkovitz and Behnam, and Enforcement Division Director McDonald were ordered to be ready to provide testimony in Judge John Robert Blakely’s court regarding whether they had defied a court order, knowingly defied a court order, plotted to defy a court order, or done nothing improper at all, in the Kraft/Mondelez case. 

The Spread: Brexit, Bitcoin, and Saudi Arabian Oil Options

Brexit deadline worries sparked a jump in options on interest rate contracts on ICE Futures Europe, Saudi Arabia oil options created unexpected winners after a drone attack on their oil fields, and Cboe returns its trading floor to its original spot in the CBOT building. Also, ALTSO Rocktoberfest.

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