The Weekend Update

This Week’s Newsletter

The Weekend Update: May 18-22, 2020

The Weekend Update: May 18-22, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK CHESS OBERMEIER – MARKETSWIKI EDUCATION OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT Chess Obermeier started working for his cousin, Charles Obermeier, at the Cboe, and was able to purchase his first membership by his...

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The Weekend Update: May 11-15, 2020

The Weekend Update: May 11-15, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK REALITY CHECK You could be forgiven for being surprised that global futures markets opened up this morning, or any recent morning, because, at least since trading went electronic and exchanges went for profit,...

The Weekend Update: May 4-8, 2020

The Weekend Update: May 4-8, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Jack Sandner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Two Jack Sandner is a former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and longtime board member of the CME Group. In part two of this interview with...

The Weekend Update: March 27-May 1, 2020

The Weekend Update: March 27-May 1, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Jack Sandner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part One John F. (Jack) Sandner is a boxer, lawyer, trader and former CME chairman who served as a director of CME Group from July 2007 to February of 2018....

The Weekend Update: April 20-24, 2019

The Weekend Update: April 20-24, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK WTI-WTF? Part II (of How Many???) Just another day at the Globex, folks. May WTI up a mere $49.88 on its last trading day at the time I write this paragraph, a while before the close. (Sorry, can’t calculate a...

The Weekend Update: April 13-17, 2020

The Weekend Update: April 13-17, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Buck Haworth – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part 2 Buck Haworth has been a consultant, a CPA, a back office accountant, an exchange audit department executive, a foreign exchange arbitrage desk manager,...

The Weekend Update: April 6-10, 2020

The Weekend Update: April 6-10, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK What to Put in a Covid-19 Emergency Home-Care Kit If you or a family member gets infected with the coronavirus, it is very likely that you’ll have to ride it out at home. Read This 10 MOST CLICKED STORIES OF THE...

The Weekend Update: March 30-April 3, 2019

The Weekend Update: March 30-April 3, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK JLN SPECIAL REPORT: CHICAGO TRADING COMMUNITY FACES OFF IN SPOOFING FIGHT The practice of spoofing on futures markets has been a clear concern for about a decade. A review of data from U.S. regulators and SROs —...

The Weekend Update: March 23-27, 2020

The Weekend Update: March 23-27, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Trouble at Ronin? With everyone looking for the first big financial collapse of the coronavirus market meltdown, all eyes turned to Ronin, a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm, last Friday. Read This 10 MOST...

The Weekend Update: March 16-20, 2020

The Weekend Update: March 16-20, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK CERES HIT HARD BY RESTAURANT BAN The popular restaurant in the Chicago Board of Trade’s Jackson Street Lobby closed Monday afternoon in response to the Illinois governor’s restrictions on restaurants and bars...

The Weekend Update: March 9-13

The Weekend Update: March 9-13

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Take this seriously. Coronavirus is about to change your life for a while If you thought coronavirus was no big deal or if you thought it was going to go away, wake up. Your life is about to change. Read This 10...

The Weekend Update: March 2-6, 2020

The Weekend Update: March 2-6, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Options thrive as markets nosedive February is known as the month of love – the month in which Valentine’s Day takes place. Options traders certainly got a lot of love last week, when the stock market saw its...

The Weekend Update: February 24-28, 2020

The Weekend Update: February 24-28, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Reddit’s Profane, Greedy Traders Are Shaking Up the Stock Market In a dingy corner of the internet is a message board, soaked in profanity, bro-speak, and greed, where posters with handles such as...

The Weekend Update: February 17-21, 2020

The Weekend Update: February 17-21, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Junk bond king’s pardon viewed as ‘spectacular’ on Wall Street Thirty years after his conviction for securities fraud, and 20 years after he began asking US presidents to pardon him, junk bond king Michael Milken...

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...

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...

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