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David Weisberger

Is There a Dark Pool Witch Hunt Going On?

In today's guest commentary, RegOne's David Weisberger takes a look at the evolution of dark pools and the modern day witch hunt that surrounds them.

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Is There a Dark Pool Witch Hunt Going On?

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