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Q & A with John Lothian

Advantage (Adv): Please briefly describe your background and how you entered the futures industry. John Lothian (JL): I started as a 17 year-old driving a soybean pit trader and broker from Wisconsin to Chicago every day in the summer. Tom Cashman has been a mentor

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As the U.S. Monetary Policy Debate Heats Up, It’s Not Just The Fed Funds Rate In Play…

By Christopher Rodriguez and Geoffrey Sharp, Eris Exchange The last 30 years of monetary policy have been dominated by control of short rates. But with an unprecedented buildup of central bank balance sheets since the global financial crisis, central banks now have another lever and their

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FCMs Still Haunted by the Past

By Ginger Szala Reprinted with permission of CTA Intelligence   Like the rattling chains of Jacob Marley haunting Scrooge, the ghosts of MF Global and PFG still wander the halls at futures commission merchants today and remain alive and well in the manifested actions of

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Nasdaq Futures Exchange

Interview with Rick Beaman Vice President, Nasdaq, Head of Nasdaq Futures Exchange Rob Finnegan, Co-Founding Partner, Tethys Group   Advantage: NFX appears to have really gained some traction. How long have you been around and what is your average volume as a percent of total energy business?  Rick

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