The Weekend Update: September 28-October 2, 2020

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DOJ OBTAINS MIXED VERDICTS IN SPOOFING CASE

A COVID-19 depleted jury returned unanimous verdicts for each of the 17 counts in the criminal spoofing case brought against two former Deutsche Bank traders, James Vorley and Cedric Chanu. The decisions by the eleven jurors were announced late on Friday afternoon at the Dirksen Courthouse on South Dearborn Street in Chicago. 

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THE SPREAD: RADIO KILLED THE VIDEO STAR

This week on The Spread – election volatility makes options more expensive, the CME has a COVID scare, and more.

THE JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS DAILY UPDATE (WEEKLY ROUNDUP) – WEEK OF 9/28/2020

The John Lothian Daily Update is a podcast turning the daily JLN hits and takes comments, our original content and the stories and quips in the top box of First Read into a daily podcast.

HEALTHY OUTLOOK FOR 2020 HEMP PRODUCTION

There is some good news about industrial hemp production buried in PanXchange’s September 2020 report, Hemp: Benchmark and Analysis. Like last year, there has been a big jump this month in the monthly report of the number of planted hemp acres as the harvest…

REVOLUTION SCORES BIG WINS IN FIRST-EVER ILLINOIS CANNABIS CUP

Chicago-based Revolution Global took first place in 6 out of 7 categories in a recent “Peoples Choice” competition judged by more than 200 consumers. John Lothian News talked with Revolution COO Dustin Shroyer to get the details.

TIM MCCOURT FROM THE CME GROUP – MICRO E MINI OPTIONS

Tim McCourt, Managing Director and Global Head of Equity Products at the CME Group, discusses the launch, reception, and use of the CME’s new options contracts on its Micro E Mini S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures.

WALL STREET RIDES IS VIRTUAL AND EXPANDING

This is the 6th year Wall Street Rides has held its event to raise money for autism research. Rides Far has raised over $1.5 million and has more than 35 corporate sponsors this year, including Cboe as a Diamond Sponsor.

JPMORGAN: “TENS OF THOUSANDS OF EPISODES OF UNLAWFUL TRADING” GOVERNMENT SETTLES COMPLAINT AGAINST BANKING GIANT FOR ALMOST $1 BILLION

JPMorgan Chase and Co has agreed to pay the U.S. government $920 million in fines and disgorgement to settle spoofing charges. It is the largest payment ever agreed to by a defendant to settle a futures market manipulation charge. …

CANNABIS SECTOR OUTPERFORMS S&P 500 AS U.S. SALES GROW

Saleem Daya, analyst at Nasdaq corporate solutions in Toronto, updates John Lothian News on the Q2 performance of listed cannabis shares amid strong U.S. sales and waning COVID-driven volatility.

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