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$DWAC, The SPAC on Crack

Digital World Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:DWAC) Blank Check Company aka SPAC Proposes to Merge With Trump Blank-Deck Company. Will SEC Investigate? When “E.F. Hutton Talks", Will SEC Chairman Gensler Read the SEC and FINRA Rules Prohibiting SPAC Sponsors from engaging with acquisition targets prior to listing?? Just when we thought that…Read More

24 October, 2021
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Founder of Crypto Trading Firm “Seaquake” Andrew Katz Returns…

Crypto Firm Co-Founder Andrew Ross Katz aka Ross Katz aka Stark Katz Andrew Katz aka Ross Katz aka Stark Katz, the co-founder of so-called digital asset infrastructure and crypto-currency trading firm Seaquake.io, who along with his partner Matthew J. Krueger of San Francisco are facing investor fraud charges, is now…Read More

4 July, 2021
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Elon Musk Plans Self-Immolation to Create NFT Artwork; Pre-Auction…

From the Believe It or Nuts Department: Elon Musk, aka Technoking of Tesla and SpaceX boss, has tweeted that he will create an NFT Digital Video Artwork that showcases his self-immolation. Tesla CFO Zack Kirhorn, who just changed his corporate title to Master of Coin, will wrap the video with…Read More

16 March, 2021
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“Crypto-Trading Firm” Founder Andrew Katz Now Faces Felony Assault…

Andrew Katz aka Ross Katz aka Stark Katz, the co-founder of so-called digital asset infrastructure and crypto-currency trading firm Seaquake.io, who along with his partner Matthew J. Krueger of San Francisco are facing investor fraud charges, is now slated to appear in New York Criminal Court April 30 to answer…Read More

19 February, 2021
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Amateur Day Traders Liberate The Markets-Making The Rich Richer

"Amateur Day Traders" by the tens of thousands who are taking tips from #reddit and #daytrading rebels, and particularly, the financial market anarchists who believe you are inflicting pain on fat cat wall street hedge fund traders by squeezing their shorts and bidding up share prices of distressed or challenged…Read More

31 January, 2021
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GameStop Stock Surge Explained

GameStop Corp (NYSE:GME) $GME share trading during the past days has, if you’ve somehow not heard, proven that an un-coordinated assembly of day traders, enabled and empowered by social media platforms Reddit and WallStreetBets can accomplish what the mob that attempted to take over the capitol in Washington DC could…Read More

27 January, 2021
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Seaquake.io Fraud; So-Called Crypto Trading Firm Makes Investor Money…

(Source: Law360.com ) Andrew R. Katz, aka Ross Katz, aka Stark Katz  an Arvada, Colorado man who is last known to reside in either of New York City or Southern California, and uses California, Colorado, Florida and New York drivers licenses while claiming to be a former FX trader for…Read More

24 October, 2019

Securities Regulations 3.0 Digital Token Offerings, ICO vs. STO

Digital Token Offerings & Securities Regulation: Are you an ICO or STO? (the following is courtesy of Prospectus.com LLC)  A question that is harder to ask than whether asked if your product is butter or margarine. Blockchain token sales (aka initial coin offerings or “ICOs”) reportedly topped $5 billion in…Read More

6 July, 2018
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MiFID II Fuels Massive EU Move Towards ETFs, ETF…

MiFID II Implementation Triggers Flow of $50b into Europe ETF Market In First Weeks of 2018; ETF Sec Lending and  ETF Options Growth Expected to Drive EU Financial Markets. "What we've seen for the first time in European ETF trading is really a concerted interest in trading ETF options in…Read More

26 February, 2018
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Crypto Hedge Funds: Greenwich Crowd Buying Into Bitcoin Trading

Crypto Hedge Funds Get Their Greenwich On. If the MarketsMuse curators have avoided bidding on and publishing tick-by-tick coverage of "crypto mania" and bitcoin bubblelicious bytes akin to our media industry brethren, its only because we were arguably a pioneer when, starting in 2014, we first started framing the bitcoin and distributed…Read More

20 December, 2017
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CFTC Approves LedgerX Exchange to Facilitate Bitcoin Options Trading

What's Next for Option Markets? A CFTC regulated platform for bitcoin options; NY-based firm gets approval to trade puts and calls on cryptocurrency. For bitcoin aficionados, the road to legitimacy has been pockmarked with obstacles and detractors, including those who have insisted that bitcoins are the currency of money launders,…Read More

25 July, 2017
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Box Options Exchange Wants To Turn Clock Back to…

Electronic Exchange Box Options Exchange LLC plan to re-introduce open-outcry trading for options met with derision by competitors.. The first thought that came to this writer's mind when reading the WSJ headline in today's front page "Proposal to Launch Options Trading Floor Stirs Outcry" which profiles a contentious effort on…Read More

10 July, 2017
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Interactive Brokers to Retreat From Options Market-Making

(FinanceMagnate)--Electronic trading firm Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) aka “IB”has announced its plans to put an end to its options market making activities globally. The operations, which are conducted through the Timber Hill companies, are expected to be phased out over the coming months. The broker will continue carrying out…Read More

9 March, 2017
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A Fond Fairwell to Fintech Pioneer Neil DeSena

Those of us who have worked in and/or around the world of electronic trading for more than 15 minutes readily know about REDI, the ubiquitous direct access execution platform for stocks and options that was introduced by Spear Leeds & Kellogg in 1987 to its professional clearing customers, a universe…Read More

20 February, 2017
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Options Mart CBOE Rumored to Merge with BATS Exchange

Following a decade of new exchange launches, which led to a series of aggressive fee competition to attract order flow and elevated the 'pay-for-order-flow' game, the more current trend towards consolidation, fueled by an industry-wide race to zero fees and commissions is sparking rumors that the CBOE and BATS are…Read More

23 September, 2016
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Finra Sends Brokers Notice of Spoofing

"Report Cards" Delivered to Brokerages Citing High-Speed Manipulative Practices, Including Spoofing and Layering (WSJ) --Finra, the securities industry’s self-regulator sent out its first monthly “report cards” to brokerage firms warning about manipulative superfast trading practices, marking the beginning of an effort to encourage the firms to cut off traders that…Read More

29 April, 2016
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SEC Proposes System to Catch Market Manipulators

In effort to thwart the "Catch Me If You Can" crowd, the SEC has proposed a new audit system that will purportedly allow regulators to track every bid and offer submitted to stock and options exchanges in effort to catch market manipulators. (WSJ)--U.S. market regulators on Wednesday proposed a massive data repository…Read More

28 April, 2016

Global Macro Gut Trade: China ETF

For those following global macro think tank Rareview Macro's "Sight Beyond Sight", you already know that the firm's chief strategist Neil Azous is on a roll and the firm's model portfolio is outpacing many who have an ax in global macro style investing. Today's edition of the firm's commentary caught…Read More

13 April, 2016