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GALLERY: 23rd Annual Canadian Security Traders Conference

– Traders Magazine presents a gallery of images from the recent 23rd Annual Canadian Security Traders Conference held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler August 18 through the 21st.

How Real is Real-Time Analytics?

– Market participants across the institutional buy side and sell side are pulling forward their analysis of trading, risk and compliance, to appease ever-more-demanding regulators and clients and to keep up with the competition. In other words, first thing in the morning is no longer good enough as an analytics delivery timeframe.

Bloomberg Tradebook Trades for Charity on October 27

– Bloomberg Tradebook, an agency-focused execution broker, is holding its 5th annual Global Charity Day on Thursday, October 27th.  The brokerage will raise money for charitable organizations across New York, London and Hong Kong.

CFTC Considers Regulation AT Tweaks

– The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission is contemplating a few changes to the regulator’s controversial Regulation AT, according to CFTC Chair Timothy Massad and who spoke Monday at a conference hosted by the New York Federal Reserve Bank in lower Manhattan.

Wall Street Watchdogs Turn to A.I.

– Artificial intelligence programs have beaten chess masters and TV quiz show champions. Next up: stock market cheats.

Smart New Rules for Smart Order Routing?

– Disclosure is the rage in financial markets regulation and the latest set of proposals relate to order handling rules.

Convergex and OptionEyes Join to Assist Traders With Risk and Portfolio Management

– Agency-based broker Convergex announced that it has entered into an agreement granting it an exclusive  license to The OptionEyes, a front-end technology platform that helps active traders manage and trade  positions in an options or equity portfolio.

Raining on Their Parade

– A recent study suggested that rain, sleet and snow have an effect on trading, but as guest columnist Bill Harts says, today's modern markets can weather any storm.

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Highlights from the Current Issue

The Market Data Battleground

Once a plain-vanilla add-on to an exchange offering, market data has evolved into a key battleground between market participants, i.e. the consumers of market data, and market operators, the producers of market data.

Options Auctions Vex Market Makers

Some major trends in the options market have been the same for a number of years. Flat volumes. Marketplace fragmentation. A bifurcation of liquidity. But at least one noteworthy development is of a more recent vintage: auctions.

Re-Imagining Reg NMS

When Regulation National Market System was established in 2005, George W. Bush was five months into his second term as U.S. President. A lot has changed in 11 years, both in the world at large and in financial markets. So it stands to reason that Reg NMS, the sweeping ruleset that was aimed at modernizing and strengthening equity market structure, has passed its ‘best by’ date.

Maker-Taker Under the Microscope

In a complex electronic equity marketplace with myriad points of contention, ‘maker-taker’ stands out as especially complex and contentious. But many wonder, is it time for this pricing schema to go the way of the Edsel?

November 8 Looms Large

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's the view of many trading professionals regarding the upcoming U.S. presidential election, with "it" referring to the economy and markets.

Spotlight on HFT Dims

High-frequency trading has served as sort of a catch-all, market bogeyman phrase for about the past half-dozen years, or about as long as the methodology has been in the awareness of the general public. But now perhaps that perception is finally changing.

Market Structure Insights

In this contributed piece from Andrew Upward of Weeden & Co., the broker analyzes how regulator have gone on record with some new thoughts about how best execution should be pursued in light of new technologies and practices.

Equity Exchanges Evolve

North American equity exchanges face swirling winds: rapidly advancing technology, evolving market structure, and the arrival of a splashy new competitor.

Shining Light on Dark Pools

So-called dark pools are getting less dark. Well, sort of.

CAT Moves Forward: Slowly

For market participants and operators standing on a shore, the Consolidated Audit Trail is like a distant ship on the horizon. It's moving very slowly - so slow that sometimes movement is imperceptible. And it has been out there on the water for what seems like a very long time. But as hard as it may be to envision, one of these days, the ship will dock, and all its details will be known.

EMSAC Comes of Age

With a half-dozen meetings under its belt, it’s fair to say the 20-month-old Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee has moved beyond the brand-new stage and is doing what it was established to do — act as a consigliere to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on all things pertaining to equity market structure.

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