Chicago-based R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO), an independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States, announced on Monday that Joseph B. Raia has joined its New York office as Managing Director, Global Commodity Futures.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 213,000 in June, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.0%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, July 6. Job growth occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, and healthcare, while retail trade lost jobs.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo announced today that Matthew A. Daigler has joined the CFTC to serve as a Senior Counsel to the Chairman. Daigler will advise the Chairman on Commission matters, including the Chairman’s Swaps Regulation Version 2.0 agenda.
Nasdaq (NDAQ) announced on July 2 that it will launch a suite of interest rate products— DV01 U.S. Treasury Futures — on the Nasdaq Futures Exchange (NFX) by later this month pending regulatory approval.
As the world of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, financial technology and artificial intelligence become more popular and penetrate new markets, a rise in the number of industry conferences has created a healthy competition for the digital currencies of enthusiasts. One of the conferences that has recently thrown its hat into the mix is Crypto World Journal’s Blockchain Nation Conferences.
CME Group, a diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of options on its Black Sea Wheat FOB and Black Sea Corn FOB financially settled futures contracts, to begin trading on July 16, 2018, pending all relevant regulatory review periods.