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Victor Yodaiken

NYSE Halt Shows the Industry Needs a New Approach to Time

The SIP regulation which went into effect on July 11 further draws more attention to the centrality of time synchronization for data integrity in financial markets.

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ITG Says It May Pay a Record $20.3 Million Dark-Pool Penalty

– Investment Technology Group Inc. is in talks to settle allegations its equity dark pool ran afoul of U.S. regulations, with the possibility of paying a record $20.3 million penalty.

An Exchange Grows in Delaware? Two Trading Venues Being Planned

– So, is stock trading coming to the Republic's first state? It could be, if a Delaware company led by prominent figures in national financial and political circles, including a former NYSE executive and top aide to Vice President Joe Biden, can raise a $15 million bond from investors.

Canada's Aequitas Snags Retail Order Flow from IRESS

– Aequitas, operator of the NEO Exchange, has just signed up one of Canada's principal facilitators of retail order flow via its new smart order router.

Global Buyside Favor Global Macro Strategies Most, Credit Suisse Survey Says

– Well, the results are in and one investing strategy emerged on top globally - Global Macro. That's according to the latest Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey, which was just released.

Deutsche Boerse’s New CEO Likes ‘Formidable’ U.S. Market

– Carsten Kengeter became Deutsche Boerse AG’s chief executive officer two months ago, but he’s already making his mark on the exchange operator.

Allen & Co. Said to Add BofA’s Bacigalupo to Boost Stock Trading

– Allen & Co., a boutique investment bank hired Bank of America Corp. veteran Scott Bacigalupo to expand its stock-trading business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Nine Charts That Show the U.S. Bull Market Is Thinning

– That sense of abandonment you’re feeling in equities is real. Breadth is drying up. Here are nine charts that show the rally is relying on fewer and fewer companies to maintain its gains.

Exchange Monopolies, Really?

– In this guest commentary, RegOne solutions' David Weisberger examines one executive's proposal that exchanges have an exclusive listing of small cap stocks and if it's a good idea?

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Bitcoin Never Sleeps: How Pantera Capital's Dan Morehead Trades The Digital Currency

Bitcoin-focused hedge funds must deal with the challenges of long-term investments. And the trading is relentless.

Algo Update: Neonet's Capture Grabs Liquidity Anywhere

The firm’s newest algorithm, dubbed Capture, is the latest addition to its growing stable of software designed to help the buyside source liquidity.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: Schapiro Joins LSE, Jefferies Gets Low-Touch Head in Europe

In today's Traders On the Move, Texas-based CAPIS hires a senior trader for its fixed income desk, while ex-SEC Chair Mary Shapiro has been elected to the board of the LSE. Also, Jefferies has hired a new head of electronic sales.

Liquidnet and IEX Bring New Algorithmic Routing Strategy

Liquidnet, the equity block trading pool, and IEX, the buyside sponsored ATS that wants to help the buyside avoid predatory traders and find the elusive block trade, have joined together to create a new algorithm.

HKEx to Resume Closing Auction, Impose Temporary Price Limits

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. will reintroduce a daily auction to set closing stock prices and impose temporary price controls to limit extreme share moves.

KCG Rebrands and Relaunches its Dark Pool

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of its former self, KCG Holdings has rebranded and relaunched its dark pool website and the pool itself.

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