The Weekend Update

This Week’s Newsletter

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 —...

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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...

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,...

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