John Lothian: Week in Review (April 8-12, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (April 8-12, 2024)

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‘I Am Worried’—Fed President Issues ‘Incredible’ Bitcoin Price Prediction Amid Shock Inflation Warning

Bitcoin has defied its fiercest critics with a barnstorming price rally over the last few months (and could now be in for its biggest month ever).

The bitcoin price has topped $70,000 per bitcoin, up from lows of $15,000 at the end of 2022, with “leaks” this week sparking wild speculation of a Wall Street price game-changer.

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John Lothian: Week in Review (April 1-5, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (April 1-5, 2024)

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GE’s Final Split, a Breakup 130 Years in the Making

At its height, General Electric was one of the biggest companies in the U.S., touching nearly every part of life with its lightbulbs, movies, refrigerators, plane engines, and MRI machines, among other things.

After two decades of turmoil, GE is much smaller. It sold off many of those businesses, shedding jobs and debt. On April 2, it will finish its breakup by splitting apart its power and aerospace divisions.

John Lothian: Week in Review (March 25-29, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (March 25-29, 2024)

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Bonds Got Relabeled. Now Millions of Americans Get Higher Electric Bills.

They might not notice it, but millions of Americans are paying a little more each month for their electricity.

John Lothian: Week in Review (March 18-22, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (March 18-22, 2024)

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Analysis-Nvidia’s dizzying rally spurs rush into AI-themed ETFs

The fervor around artificial intelligence has sparked a gold rush into AI-themed ETFs, as investors seek fresh ways to play the burgeoning technology following breathtaking rallies in market darlings such as Nvidia.

John Lothian: Week in Review (March 11-15, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (March 11-15, 2024)

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FIA releases report on derivatives industry trends

FIA today announces the release of a report authored by Coalition Greenwich on how participants in the global listed and cleared derivatives markets view current issues facing the industry as well as the key trends shaping the industry’s future.

John Lothian: Week in Review (February 19-23, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (February 19-23, 2024)

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Steven Kelly on Rethinking Bank Rules After the Collapse of SVB

A little less than a year ago, the US financial system was rocked by its first major banking drama since 2008.

John Lothian: Week in Review (February 12-16 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (February 12-16 2024)

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The journalists killed in Gaza — and what they tried to show the world

Journalists in Gaza have been killed covering the war and sheltering from it. Some have died with their colleagues; others, with their families. They tried to report any way they could,…

John Lothian: Week in Review (February 5-9 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (February 5-9 2024)

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SEC Increases Oversight for Hedge Funds, High-Speed Traders

Wall Street’s top regulator extended its authority into new corners of the financial industry on Tuesday, adopting rules targeting firms that are among the most active buyers and sellers of U.S. government bonds and stocks.

John Lothian: Week in Review (January 29-February 2 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (January 29-February 2 2024)

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Banker Bonuses Are Down Again—but It Stings This Time

This bonus season is shaping up to be another underwhelming one for bankers on Wall Street as lackluster deal activity pushes down the closely watched annual payouts.

John Lothian: Week in Review (January 22-26, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (January 22-26, 2024)

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How a 27-Year-Old Codebreaker Busted the Myth of Bitcoin’s Anonymity

Once, drug dealers and money launderers saw cryptocurrency as perfectly untraceable. Then a grad student named Sarah Meiklejohn proved them all wrong—and set the stage for a decade-long crackdown.

John Lothian: Week in Review (January 15-19, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (January 15-19, 2024)

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SEC’s bitcoin ETF sign-off comes with a stark reminder of its lingering doubts

Poland plans to set an end date for coal-fuelled power, the country’s Secretary of State for Climate Urszula Zielinska said on Monday, marking a shift from the previous government’s stance on climate change.

John Lothian: Week in Review (January 8-12, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (January 8-12, 2024)

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SEC’s bitcoin ETF sign-off comes with a stark reminder of its lingering doubts

You hear the word Goldilocks a lot at present. The catchall term for “not too hot, not too cold, but just right” implies great conditions for markets. And by the time midnight rang on New Year’s Eve, the world very much deployed on the basis that Goldilocks would indeed find her way through the woods.

John Lothian: Week in Review (January 1st – 5th)

John Lothian: Week in Review (January 1st – 5th)

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Goldilocks Has Markets Coming and Going

You hear the word Goldilocks a lot at present. The catchall term for “not too hot, not too cold, but just right” implies great conditions for markets. And by the time midnight rang on New Year’s Eve, the world very much deployed on the basis that Goldilocks would indeed find her way through the woods.

John Lothian: Week in Review (December 25th-29th, 2023)

John Lothian: Week in Review (December 25th-29th, 2023)

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The Times Sues OpenAI and Microsoft Over A.I. Use of Copyrighted Work

Millions of articles from The New York Times were used to train chatbots that now compete with it, the lawsuit said.

John Lothian: Week in Review (December 11th-15th, 2023)

John Lothian: Week in Review (December 11th-15th, 2023)

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Options Trading Is Rigged Against Average Investors

Would you gamble your life savings on a few hands of blackjack? Probably not. But as a former manager of options trading, I’ve seen amateur investors — encouraged by posts on Reddit and X of massive, easy overnight wins, and offers of “zero-commission” trading online — lose much of their net worth on risky bets.

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