The Weekend Update

This Week’s Newsletter

The Weekend Update: January 6-17, 2020

The Weekend Update: January 6-17, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK MORE EXCHANGES DECELERATE DRIVE FOR SPEED, EXPERIMENT WITH MINUSCULE DELAYS After a prolonged drive to be the fastest to execute trades, more exchange operators are experimenting with speed bumps, or fractional...

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The Weekend Update: January 6-10, 2020

The Weekend Update: January 6-10, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK MARC NAGEL – OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT Marc Nagel is a derivatives consultant, lawyer, CPA and expert witness. He also spent 26 years as a pit trader at the Chicago Board of Trade. He sat for an...

Weekend Update: December 30-January 3, 2019

Weekend Update: December 30-January 3, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Options markets to get liquidity boost A new rule finalized last month by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency might make it...

The Weekend Update: December 16-20, 2019

The Weekend Update: December 16-20, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Bank of England confirms high-speed traders hacked audio feed The Bank of England has confirmed an internal audio feed of press conferences was hacked by high-speed traders seeking early access to information...

Weekend Update: December 9-13, 2019

Weekend Update: December 9-13, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Ken Griffin Has Another Money Machine to Rival Hedge Fund Citadel Securities is sometimes dismissively referred to as “Citadel’s trading arm” -- seen as a forgotten backwater of Ken Griffin’s hedge fund empire,...

Weekend Update: December 2-6 2019

Weekend Update: December 2-6 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Alan Palmer – Open Outcry Traders History Project Alan Palmer came to the exchange as a 13-year-old and fell in love. He was hired the next summer as a runner on the trading floor. He has traded at the...

The Weekend Update: November 25-29 2019

The Weekend Update: November 25-29 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Georgia Governor, Trump Appear at Odds Over Senate Pick President Trump quietly met Sunday in the White House with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and the governor’s preferred pick to fill the state’s Senate seat,...

The Weekend Update: November 18-22, 2019

The Weekend Update: November 18-22, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Chicago trading titan Don Wilson says Libor’s obituaries are premature (Bloomberg)—Chicago trading legend Don Wilson suspects the scandal-tainted Libor interest-rate benchmark is going to stick around past its...

The Weekend Update: November 11-15, 2019

The Weekend Update: November 11-15, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Gary Sagui – Open Outcry Traders History Project Gary Sagui started his career at Harris Bank in foreign exchange, then moved to New York for a bond trading job at firm that later failed. However, a chance...

The Weekend Update: October 28 – November 1, 2019

The Weekend Update: October 28 – November 1, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK FIA Expo Day Two: Alternatives to LIBOR Transitions, disruptions and outright change are not new to the futures and options industry, but at this year’s FIA Expo, those themes seemed to loom especially large.v...

The Weekend Update: October 14-18, 2019

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...

The Weekend Update: October 7-11, 2019

The Weekend Update: October 7-11, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK U.S. online brokers still profiting from 'dumb money' NEW YORK (Reuters) - People who trade stocks online cheered last week when several large retail brokers slashed stock-trading commissions to zero, a move made...

The Weekend Update: September 30 – October 4, 2019

The Weekend Update: September 30 – October 4, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Documents unsealed in CFTC v Kraft On Wednesday, October 2, the Chicago federal district court unsealed 500 hundred pages of documents in the contempt of court dispute between the CFTC and Kraft Foods and...

The Weekend Update: September 23-27, 2019

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...

The Weekend Update: September 16-20, 2019

The Weekend Update: September 16-20, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK HKEX and LSE, A Capitalist's Conundrum Mitsubishi Corp. said a rogue oil trader at its Singapore unit lost $320 million in unauthorized transactions disguised as legitimate hedges for customers. The employee, a...

The Weekend Update: September 9 – 13, 2019

The Weekend Update: September 9 – 13, 2019

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