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Don Bollerman

A NYSE Speed Bump You Weren’t Aware Of

Don Bollerman, IEX co-founder and head of markets & sales, reveals that so-called "speed bumps" exist inside other prominent stock markets and how certain venues have their own methodology for throttling order flow.

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ITG CEO Troise Promises Full Business Review by Second Quarter

– Investment Technology Group Inc. is planning to scrutinize its entire business, as the brokerage seeks to recover from last year’s fine for alleged wrongdoing in its dark pool.

Chicago Stock Exchange to Sell Itself to Chinese-Led Group

– The Chicago Stock Exchange said a Chinese investor group agreed to acquire it, giving the buyer entry into the intensely competitive U.S. equity market.

The Basel III Threat To Smaller Broker-Dealers

– New rules addressing the clearing firms of independent broker-dealers could bring real pain to smaller entities. Traders spoke with Wall Street Access about the new hurdles that await independent broker-dealers.

The Trading Volumes of January 2016 - A Rough Start

– The new year started with waves of volatility and the trading volumes of the major exchanges and marketplaces tell the tale. Traders presents the trading volume figures of January 2016.

Virtu Is Letting Outsiders Use Its High-Powered Systems

– Virtu Financial Inc. will offer to trade on behalf of a handful of investors in the second quarter of this year, giving the asset managers access to the high-frequency firm’s powerful trading computers.

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Bitcoin, Algos and Dark Pool Fines: The Traders 2016 Outlook

Our editors look at the news stories and trends from last year that will have the biggest impact in the coming 12 months. It was a year of eye-popping fines, slipping trading volumes, and new technologies for Bitcoin and more. 2016 will be quite a year.

Buyside Profile: A Radical Fixed-Income Method

Bond trader Zachary Chavis of Sage Advisory is trading more with fellow buyside traders than with the traditional broker-dealer counterparties. The reason: deeper liquidity and tighter control.

Blockchain Adoption Seen As Early as Q2 2016, Tabb Reports

Like a runaway freight train, blockchain technology is coming to the financial markets, including equities, as soon as early next year.

Three Firms Remain in Running to Build U.S. Consolidated Audit Trail

The U.S. equity markets self-regulatory organizations have created a short list of three finalist firms who will build the much anticipated stock market consolidated audit trail.

A Celebration of Excellence: How Women Have Changed Wall Street

The fifth annual Traders awards celebrate the achievements of women in the US capital markets and the stellar work they do as mentors & leaders.

Overstock.com Registration Statement Covering Digital Securities Declared Effective

In an exclusive interview with Traders, Overstock.com chief executive officer Patrick Byrne told Traders that the Securities and Exchange Commission has declared Overstock’s registration statement covering the issuance of digital securities effective.

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