The Weekend Update

This Week’s Newsletter

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: FEBRUARY 22-26, 2021

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: FEBRUARY 22-26, 2021

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK The Beach Bum Who Beat Wall Street and Made Millions on GameStop Mike McCaskill spent years scouring the stock market and betting on long shots. Then he found the opportunity that changed his life—and helped spark the mother of all...

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THE WEEKEND UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2-6, 2020

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2-6, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK THE MEGA-MACRO EVENT THAT UPSETS EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE When Julie Ros of Profit & Loss announced the closing of the publication, she listed all of the macroeconomic events that P&L had overcome over the years, including 9/11 and...

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: OCTOBER 26-30, 2020

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: OCTOBER 26-30, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK PETER WIND REMEMBRANCES My good friend and colleague for 35 years, Peter C. Wind, suddenly passed away on Saturday October 24, 2020. My thoughts and prayers are with Peter’s family, especially his beautiful wife Stephanie, during this...

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: OCTOBER 19-23, 2020

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: OCTOBER 19-23, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK HOW WE THINK AND WHAT WE THINK ABOUT PEAK6 IS ABOUT TO CHANGE Peak6 was founded as a proprietary trading firm in Chicago by Matthew N. Hulsizer and Jennifer Just. Read Now 10 MOST CLICKED STORIES OF THE WEEK How we think and what we...

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: OCTOBER 12-16, 2020

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: OCTOBER 12-16, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK CHRIS HEHMEYER: OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT Chris Hehmeyer started out as a runner in the CBOT grain pits, but he really wanted to get into the financial room – which many of the grain traders sneered at. He did it, trading...

The Weekend Update: October 5-9, 2020

The Weekend Update: October 5-9, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK HELP JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS CAPTURE INDUSTRY HISTORY WITH GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN We need your help. John Lothian News is running a GoFundMe campaign to support our MarketsWiki Education history-focused video series and our company at large. Your...

The Weekend Update: September 28-October 2, 2020

The Weekend Update: September 28-October 2, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK DOJ OBTAINS MIXED VERDICTS IN SPOOFING CASE A COVID-19 depleted jury returned unanimous verdicts for each of the 17 counts in the criminal spoofing case brought against two former Deutsche Bank traders, James Vorley and Cedric Chanu....

The JLN Weekend Update: September 21-25, 2020

The JLN Weekend Update: September 21-25, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK USA V VORLEY AND CHANU: DOJ LOOKING FOR CONVICTION AGAINST SPOOFERS On Tuesday, the defense finished cross examining the FBI special agent, the prosecution rested its case, defense declined to offer witnesses, prosecution made its...

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 14-18, 2020

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 14-18, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK FED’S STAR WITNESS IN SPOOFING TRIAL GETS TARNISHED UNDER CROSS-EXAMINATION Another day of methodical testimony unfolded in Judge John Tharp’s federal courtroom on Wednesday, the second day of testimony in the case of the Department of...

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2020

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK DAVID DOWNEY KNOWS SECURITY FUTURES LIKE NO ONE ELSE David Downey does not suffer fools well. His statements are very direct and to the point. And he knows when he is right and is willing to point out where regulators and competitors...

The Weekend Update: August 24-28, 2020

The Weekend Update: August 24-28, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK EILEEN FLAHERTY: MARKETSWIKI EDUCATION WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY 2020 The final entry in JLN’s MarketsWiki Education 2020 World of Opportunity virtual event was John Lothian’s interview of Eileen Flaherty, who has had a long career as a...

The Weekend Update: August 17-21, 2020

The Weekend Update: August 17-21, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK CFTC DISMISSES ITS CASE AGAINST JITESH THAKKAR, SETTLES WITH EDGE FINANCIAL The CFTC is dropping all charges against Jitesh Thakkar in the anti-spoofing case that grew out of software development work that Thakkar’s company, Edge...

The Weekend Update: August 10-14, 2020

The Weekend Update: August 10-14, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK SPOOFING IS NOT JUST BLUFFING: NO ZERO-SUM GAME IN TRADING Stepping away from the increasingly settled legal issues around spoofing, we see that business ethicists are also addressing the moral and economic dimensions of spoofing. Read...

The Weekend Update: August 3-7, 2020

The Weekend Update: August 3-7, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK JENNIFER JUST – MARKETSWIKI EDUCATION WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY Jennifer Just is a co-founder of the Chicago trading firm Peak6. She started at O’Connor & Associates after graduating from the University of Michigan and not even knowing...

The Weekend Update: July 27-31, 2020

The Weekend Update: July 27-31, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Cboe Proposes Plan That Could Curb Advantages of Fast Traders Cboe Global Markets Inc. is seeking to introduce a new mechanism on one of its U.S. stock exchanges that could limit the advantages of high-frequency traders over other...

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