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.
September 26, 2016 – Now that the Federal Reserve is out of the way -- for now -- traders can get back to trading for reasons other than speculating whether the central bank will raise rates sooner or later compared with market expectations.
September 24, 2016 – 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.
September 24, 2016 – 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.
September 24, 2016 – 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.
September 24, 2016 – 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?
September 24, 2016 – If it aint broke, dont fix it. Thats the view of many trading professionals regarding the upcoming U.S. presidential election, with it referring to the economy and markets.
September 24, 2016 – 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.
September 24, 2016 – 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.
Highlights from the Current Issue
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.
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.
Like a runaway freight train, blockchain technology is coming to the financial markets, including equities, as soon as early next year.
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.
The fifth annual Traders awards celebrate the achievements of women in the US capital markets and the stellar work they do as mentors & leaders.
In an exclusive interview with Traders, Overstock.com chief executive officer Patrick Byrne told Traders that the Securities and Exchange Commission has declared Overstocks registration statement covering the issuance of digital securities effective.