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Amsterdamtrader stops. And who is Jack anyway?

I’ve decided to stop with Amsterdamtrader. After exactly eight years and 405 posts, I’m calling it a day. It was a hell of a ride, but I’m getting out on the high. Reporting on the earnings of trading outfits, football tournaments, DeGiro and other…
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DeGiro starts with US derivatives on election day. iDealing files complaint about DeGiro.

DeGiro has a smart idea of timing. On US election day, the broker starts with trading in US futures and options. It kicks of with the famous S&P e-mini futures. The e-minis are the most popular equity futures in the world. It trades virtually round the…
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Binck is in downward spiral, but DeGiro isn't growing either.

Monday was the day of the Dutch retail brokers. Binck was about to release their third quarter earnings. Their friends at DeGiro steal the opportunity to grab the spotlight and get free publicity. Successful. DeGiro reported three numbers. The number of…
Binck sees transactions decline, DeGiro sees only growth in brokerage accounts.
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IMC investigated as DMM by the NYSE. May have mishandled the auction (again).

IMC Financial Markets is accused of failing to maintain a fair and orderly market on the NYSE. The Designated Market Maker (DMM) may have messed up the closing auction of the stock Versum Materials (VSM). The stock is spun off from Air Products &…
IMC Financial Markets is investigated by the NYSE because as DMM the firm may have mishandled the closing auction of Versum Materials, investors claim.
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Why Geneva Trading bought Toji. Or the strange reason Toji came up for sale.

Why Geneva Trading bought Toji Trading is a strange story. Both firms are modest compared to the titan of the industry, but the takeover still has interesting details. The takeover was announced three months ago. Geneva Trading not in Geneva Geneva…
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China still knows what IMC did last summer. 500 million fine.

Almost precisely one year ago the Chinese market nosedived on “black monday“. Dow Jones opened 1000 points lower. The Chinese regulators were uncomfortable with the concept of free markets. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) came up with a…
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Euronext party crashing TOM's sale. A big rebate scheme for 2 years.

Only a few years ago, Euronext derivatives appeared a sleepy exchange – unable to deal with a new contender. Things have changed. TOM, aka the Order Machine, is in vulnerable position. It is up for sale as the owners can’t decide on the strategy. Euronext…
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Insider trading for beginners. Never seen insider trading as obvious as in AGFA.

Agfa-Gevaert is a multinational company in Belgium. It’s mainly active in imaging technology for hospitals (wiki). After the market close, Bloomberg brought the news the CompuServe Group is preparing a take-over bid. Mergers and acquisitions are business…
The most obvious case of insider trading ever happened in the options market on Agfa-Gevaert, on Euronext Brussels.
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TOM MTF for sale - shareholders want out.

Dutch alternative derivative exchange TOM is for sale. The shareholders agreed to sell the business. It wasn’t a well-kept secret. The rumour has been making rounds for a few weeks. Hans Pieterse is appointed with a mandate to sell it. It’s an interesting…
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Breaking : Hans Pieterse new CEO of TOM

Hans Pieterse will be the new CEO of the option exchange TOM. When Willem Meijer announced to step down, the speculation about his successor began. Interesting to see Hans Pieterse returning to the industry. He’s an expert in the derivative…
Hans Pieterse will be the new CEO of the option exchange TOM. The Optiver veteran succeeds Willem Meijer.
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Transfer season. Small news on TOM, Optiver, Flow Traders, IMC. And big houses.

Small news on the transfer season in the trading business. People trading jobs and houses. Big houses in Amsterdam and Chicago. Willem Meijer to step down as ceo TOM The tall and likable Willem Meijer announced to step down as CEO of The Order Machine,…
Willem Meijer leaves TOM, new MD for Flow Traders Asia. Ivo Geijsen sells Chicago condo, Paul Hilgers buys Amsterdam house.
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Scoop : Gigi Ravelli to marry Roger Hodenius on Sept 24, Ibiza

Finally, some entertainment news. It was about time for some juicy gossip. After all those serious posts. This is a scoop : Roger Hodenius will marry celebrity Gigi Ravelli. Hodenius is the big man behind Flow Traders. Loving Ibiza The wedding will take…
Scoop : Roger Hodenius (Flow Traders) and celebrity Gigi Ravelli will marry on September 24, on Ibiza.
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