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FX Algo Usage Rises as Buy-Side Takes Charge

Algorithmic trading is gaining ground in foreign exchange among asset managers and pension funds that have been traditionally slower than hedge funds and CTAs in adopting these tools.

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CHX Proposes New Liquidity Taking Order that Incorporates a Delay

– The Chicago Stock Exchange, in a move designed to promote public market trading and displayed liquidity, has proposed new rule filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

ON THE MOVE: Citi Lands LSE Veteran; Citadel Lands Buysider

– In this week's truncated On the Move, Citi Lands an LSE veteran to help clients navigate market structure and regulatory issues while Citadel nabs a buysider to help in its hedge fund business.

FX Algo Usage Rises as Buy-Side Takes Charge

– Algorithmic trading is gaining ground in foreign exchange among asset managers and pension funds that have been traditionally slower than hedge funds and CTAs in adopting these tools.

TRADING THE WEEK: Non-farm Payroll Data Seen as Tipping Point for Rates

– In our weekly review and outlook of the equity markets, traders said that It could all come down to Friday’s economic data report, the jobs data, to see whether or not the FOMC will increase interest rates.

A “Source” of Serious Concern

– Few outside the community of algorithmic trading firms are even aware that the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has proposed Regulation Automated Trading which contains a provision that could have an impact beyond the sovereignty of the commodities and futures markets.

T+2 Draws Closer to Reality

– As the equities, equities options, and fixed-income markets reach the midpoint of their journey to a T+2 settlement window, some within the industry wonder if the migration plan should include disruptive technologies like distributed ledgers.

ALGO UPDATE: ITG Algo Aims at LatAm Market Close

– Buy-side investors that trade in Latin America, particularly in the final minutes of the trading day, have a new electronic tool.

Unlocking Growth Opportunities for Canada’s Innovation Economy

– TMX Group today announced that it is funding an independent working group, the Advancing Innovation Roundtable, which will examine ways to increase access to growth capital for companies in Canada's innovation economy.

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Highlights from the Current Issue

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.

Blockchain Adoption Seen As Early as Q2 2016, Tabb Reports

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

Three Firms Remain in Running to Build U.S. Consolidated Audit Trail

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.

Overstock.com Registration Statement Covering Digital Securities Declared Effective

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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