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Key to the Highway: The Changing Face of High and Low Touch Execution

This paper by Fidessa's Steve Grob looks at high and low touch trading in capital markets and how they are morphing to meet the practical realities of participants today.

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CBOE-Bats Merger Report: All About Scale

– CBOE Holdings’ reported talks to acquire Bats Global Markets would be the latest in a long line of exchange tie-ups, with one common denominator: the drive to have more trades execute under the same roof.

FX Market Eyes U.S. Election

– Financial services professionals are closely watching the upcoming U.S. presidential election, which is expected to have meaningful implications for capital markets. Perhaps nowhere is this more the case than in foreign exchange, which in recent years has felt regulatory encroachment for the first time, after historically being a self-policing market.

Symbol, Date Changes Made in Tick-Size Pilot

– The names for some of the symbols set to be included in October’s tick pilot program have been changed to reflect new market conditions. Some dates have been changed too.

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Key to the Highway: The Changing Face of High and Low Touch Execution

– This paper by Fidessa's Steve Grob looks at high and low touch trading in capital markets and how they are morphing to meet the practical realities of participants today.

Ruling Nears on Chinese Bid for Chicago Exchange

– In an article that first appeared on Nikkei Asian Review, U.S. regulators are approaching a decision on a Chinese bid for a small American stock exchange that prompted a protest petition from 45 members of the U.S. Congress worried about foreign encroachment on the American economy.

IEX Plans Corporate Listings on 'Flash Boys' Exchange in 2017

– IEX Group, the newest U.S. equities exchange operator, is actively courting companies to list their stocks on its exchange, according to a letter sent to potential listing clients that was obtained by Reuters.

Hybrid Clouds Offer Benefits at a Cost

– Financial firms planning to incorporate cloud-based computing and storage within their businesses need to prepare to take a deep dive into the complexities of multi-cloud computing.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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