Friday, October 6

ByKevin Sheekey

The Trump administration is set to release its blueprint for overhauling regulation of U.S. markets, an expansive list of priorities that touches on the stock, bond and derivatives trading that fuels Walls Street profits. Treasury Road Map for Market Rules Is Said Ready for Release (Bloomberg)


With ultra-loose monetary policy coming to an end, it is best to tread carefully. Asset Prices Are High Across The Board. Is It Time To Worry? (The Economist)


Separatist leaders in Catalonia are seeking to avoid an immediate declaration of independence from Spain as officials in Madrid and business leaders in Barcelona ratchet up pressure on the nationalist camp. Catalan Separatists Tap Brakes as Banks Consider Departure (Bloomberg)


Ahead of Mifid II, new companies gather investment research in one place for asset managers to buy. Mifid II Causes Brisk Research Market to Spring Up (Financial Times)


Add derivatives transaction cost analysis to the list of services that could grow with the advent of MiFID II in January. Another Mifid II Impact: Best Execution of Derivatives (Pensions & Investments)


Tropical Storm Nate could become a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico by Saturday. Deadly Storm Nate Shuts Oil Rigs on Track Toward Gulf Coast (Bloomberg)


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“Mind-Boggling” Math Could Make Blockchain Work For Wall Street (Bloomberg)


Weekend Read: A history of the gun rights movement in America.  “The playing field has been leveled a bit by the Michael Bloomberg-financed Everytown for Gun Safety initiative and Gabrielle Giffords’s Super PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions. In a few recent elections, such as a ballot initiative in the state of Washington to require universal background checks, gun-control advocates have even outspent the NRA.” Disarming the NRA (New York Review of Books)

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