Miami International Holdings Announces Untimely Passing of MGEX CEO Mark Bagan

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Date: Apr 18, 2024

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Mark Bagan, executive vice president – U.S. futures strategy of MIH and chief executive officer of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX), has passed away, JLN reported yesterday and MIAX confirmed today. A statement released this morning said: “We are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing […]

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Denmark’s historic stock exchange building suffers huge fire

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Date: Apr 16, 2024

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff It is a sad day in Denmark and in the world of stock exchanges as the 400-year-old Borsen building, a 17th-century structure located next to the Danish parliament, was engulfed in flames today. You can see the blaze in this Wall Street Journal video. The […]

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U.S., U.K. to Ban Exchanges From Dealing in Russian Metals

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Date: Apr 15, 2024

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Do you want to invest in conflict and war? I might have an ETF for you. According to Reuters, the VanEck Defense UCITS ETF, launched at the end of March 2023, is up about 20% and has reached $560 million in net assets within a […]

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Cocoa and Coffee Prices Have Surged. Climate Change Will Only Take Them Higher

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Date: Apr 12, 2024

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The April edition of FT Wealth explores various aspects of wealth management and philanthropy. It examines how affluent individuals in Asia are increasing their philanthropic efforts while diverging from traditional Western models, and discusses a growing trend of wealthy individuals eager to “spend down” their […]

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DeFi Exchange Creator Uniswap Labs Says SEC Sent It Lawsuit Warning

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Date: Apr 11, 2024

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Futures Discovery Host Corties Draper, a student at Roosevelt University who is a CCCF Honors Fellow in the Heller College of Business, announced on LinkedIn that he has been accepted into the Master of Science in Management Science and Analytics program with a specialization in […]

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The Merchant Banker Who Could Win the Masters

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Date: Apr 10, 2024

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Cboe Global Markets released an article titled “Debunking Options Myths” on April 9, 2024, aiming to dispel misconceptions surrounding options trading. The article challenges common myths, such as the belief that options trading is only for seasoned professionals, emphasizing that options are accessible and beneficial […]

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The Sheikh Who Dominates One of the World’s Hottest Stock Markets

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Date: Apr 5, 2024

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff I want to congratulate the readership of this newsletter. The top read story from yesterday was the very last story in yesterday’s newsletter, What is next for billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s giving?, from AP via Yahoo!Finance. That shows you are reading the newsletter from top […]

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Business Schools Are Going All In on AI

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Date: Apr 3, 2024

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Attention parents of Chicago area students. The STAC Fund Scholarship program for the 2024 – 2025 academic year is now open for applications! This is an incredible opportunity for high school seniors and college students alike to receive financial assistance for their educational pursuits. What’s […]

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Trump Stock Takes Washington by Storm

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Date: Apr 1, 2024

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff I am sorry to report that April Fool’s Day has been canceled. Today JLN has four videos in the newsletter. Two are from our JLN Industry Leader video series from FIA Boca 2024. One is with Travis Schwab of Eventus and the other with Leo […]

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