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Don Bollerman

A NYSE Speed Bump You Weren’t Aware Of

Don Bollerman, IEX co-founder and head of markets & sales, reveals that so-called "speed bumps" exist inside other prominent stock markets and how certain venues have their own methodology for throttling order flow.

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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 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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