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This year the NIBA has rolled out a number of exciting new changes including our 25th Anniversary “free” membership offer.  The NIBAs newsletter continues to be a consistent and reliable source of industry information published twice monthly and covering topics related to education, compliance and innovation.  Beginning in December the newsletter will only be accessible to registered members of the....

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Bitcoin: Will the Rally Last?

Report by Erik Norland, Senior Economist at CME Group This paper examines why bitcoin is so volatile; its supply and demand drivers, and how the cryptocurrency compares to commodities. What is most striking about the economics of bitcoin is the certainty of its supply and the vagaries of demand. The rate at which bitcoin is mined has been highly predictable....

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NIBA Advisory Group Meeting Report

The Advisory Group (AG) of the NIBA met Wednesday, November 29 at the Union League Club in Chicago. This group of industry experts meets once each year to evaluate NIBA’s programs and projects, and suggest ideas for making the Association more effective in our efforts to educate our members and represent their views on all issues which have an effect....

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Housekeeping, Reminders & Updates – November 2017

Written by: Mark E. Ruddy, Esq. Maria Fielding The National Futures Association (“NFA”) Requests Nominations for the NFA’s Board of Directors (“Board”) The NFA is reaching out to both NFA members and non-members for nominations to fill impending vacancies of Public Representatives serving on its Board. There are currently five Public Representatives whose terms will expire at the Board’s Annual....

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NIBA Cryptocurrency Trading Panel

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have become the hot topic in trading circles as the CME prepares to launch its Bitcoin futures contract.  NIBA featured a cryptocurrency trading panel at its Chicago conference this past September.  If you were not in attendance check out the video link below to hear thoughts and predictions on crypto trading and block chain from traders and....

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Relationship-Based Trading in Agricultural Products

Effective January 8 pending regulatory approval, CME Group will expand relationship-based trading, in the form of block trades and certain types of crosses on Globex, to the full suite of CME and CBOT agricultural products. With relationship-based trading, participants can enter into conversations with other market participants that include discussion of the price, size and direction of an order that may lead....

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Ask NFA – November 2017

As your industry advocate, the NIBA provides many services which help your business stay in compliance with NFA regulations. “Ask the NFA,” is the way you can ask questions about those regulations and compliance requirements without having to call NFA directly. Just email us at [email protected] and we will get the answers for you. Please keep in mind the purpose of this....

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NIBA Board Elections

The Executive Board of the NIBA has made the following recommendations for election to the Board of Directors. Due to the restructuring of Introducing Broker membership qualification, no individual ballots will distribute this year. Instead this posting acts as notice to the membership of nomination of the candidates. If no other recommendations are received by Nov. 25, 2018, the candidates....

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Trade the Top of Tech

ICE LAUNCHES NYSE FANG+ INDEX FUTURE ON NOVEMBER 8 The NYSE FANG+ Index™ offers exposure to a select group of highly-traded stocks of tech-enabled companies. Beginning on November 8, 2017, ICE Futures U.S. will launch a new futures contract designed to help you gain or reduce exposure to this key group of growth stocks in a capital efficient manner. The....

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Bitcoin Futures are Coming to CME

CME Group will launch Bitcoin futures, based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR), in Q4 2017, building off of the success of the BRR and demand for a regulated trading venue for the digital asset market. Subscribe to stay up-to-date on Bitcoin futures contract specifications and launch information. Keep Me informed...

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