Cryptocurrencies

Crypto-Currency Scam Targets Physicians

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it has busted a crypto-currency scammer who targeted physicians. Here is part of their press release. “The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed charges against an Ohio-based businessman…

Global Universities

Global Universities Offer Trading Related Courses

[caption id="attachment_364389" align="alignleft" width="293"] Trading Related Courses[/caption] Some of the finest universities all over the globe are providing courses which traders may find interesting.  University of Oxford Algorithmic Trading Programme The University of Oxford was…

CFTC

Commissioner Stump Weighs in SWAPs

Commissioner Stump of Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) weighed in on the ongoing dispute over swaps regulation. Dawn Stump, a CFTC Commissioner, gave a speech at the FIA-SIFMA AMG Asset Management Derivative Forum. The event…

House Financial Services Committee

Ubiquity Thematic in House Hearing on Mobile Payments

Mobile payments are “ubiquitous,” according to one Massachusetts congressman, and they are on the rise around the world. Stephen Lynch is a Democratic Congressman from the State of Massachusetts, and he is on the House…

Global Derivative Markets

Global Derivative Markets Reached Record Levels in 2019

Trading volume is at record levels in options and futures, according to data compiled by an industry trade group.  The Futures Industry Association (FIA) is a trade association of futures commission merchants or those who…

Cryptocurrencies Rally

Top Universities Offer Unique Trading Related Courses

[caption id="attachment_363938" align="alignleft" width="300"] Top Universities[/caption] Some of America’s finest universities are offering unique trading related courses.    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)   MIT is one of the finest universities in the world; it…

Cannabis-Related Schemes

SEC Warns Investors on Cannabis-Related Schemes

[caption id="attachment_354466" align="alignleft" width="300"] SEC warns investors[/caption] While The Industry Spread recently spotlighted some of the opportunities with the burgeoning US cannabis sector, that sector appears fraught with fraud as well.  The Securities and Exchange…

Volcker Rule Reforms

Securities Trade Group Backs Volcker Rule Reforms

A securities industry trade group gave a thumbs up to the reforms of a key bank trading regulation. SIFMA is the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, an American securities industry trade group, and SIFMA…

House Hears from Head of Public Accounting Regulator…

William Duhnke III is the Chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and he was recently a witness in front of the House Financial Services Committee in a hearing entitled, “An Examination of…

CFTC

Former CFTC Head Talks LIBOR

The London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR) had a fatal flaw which led to its downfall, according to the former head of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Timothy Massad was the Chair of the CFTC…