The Weekend Update

This Week’s Newsletter

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Futures Traders Are Getting Squeezed and More Job Cuts Are Expected The futures world was buffeted in recent days with news of workforce cuts, and industry veterans say more may be on the way as smaller firms are...

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The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Where Have All The Futures Traders Gone? Ask the Hedge Funds The slow death of hedge funds is taking down a once-popular derivatives contract with it. That’s one of the theories for why aggregate positions in...

The Weekend Update: January 27-31, 2020

The Weekend Update: January 27-31, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Life and Times of Navinder Sarao Navinder Sarao pleaded guilty to roughly $13 million worth of spoofing on his first visit to the United States in November 2016. Wearing leg irons and an orange prison jumpsuit...

The Weekend Update: January 20-24, 2019

The Weekend Update: January 20-24, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK ENDGAME VS. INFINITY WAR: JUSTICE FOR JITESH When I started writing about the CFTC’s civil enforcement case against Jitesh Thakkar and Edge Financial Technologies, I asked for Justice for Jitesh. I asked for the...

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...

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...

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