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Victor Yodaiken

NYSE Halt Shows the Industry Needs a New Approach to Time

The SIP regulation which went into effect on July 11 further draws more attention to the centrality of time synchronization for data integrity in financial markets.

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CBOE Set To List VIX 'Weeklys' Options Beginning October 8

– The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) recently unveiled plans to list options with weekly expirations on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) beginning Thursday, October 8, 2015.

KCG Shares Tumble After Unexpected Second-Quarter Loss

– KCG Holdings Inc. tumbled as much as 12 percent after the broker and market-maker unexpectedly revealed that it lost $19.2 million in the second quarter.

U.S. Brokers Face Big Rise in Exchange Fees Thanks to SEC Ruling

– Wall Street brokers are facing a big jump in the fees they pay to stock exchanges for trading data -- and have the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to blame for it.

Greek Financial Markets to Open as Talks With Creditors Continue

– Greek financial markets reopen on Monday after a five-week suspension as talks continue with creditors on austerity measures and reforms required for a third bailout.

Caught Between Fibonacci and Cloud, Dollar Marks Time Till Jobs

– The dollar is stuck in the doldrums against the yen, caught between two key technical indicators suggesting it will remain in a range until U.S. jobs data this week, according to IG Markets Securities Ltd.

Global Equity Trading Values on the Rise in H1 2015, Up 36% WFE Says

– Global equity trading volumes are on the rise.The World Federation of Exchanges has published its Market Highlights Report for the first semester of 2015 and noted that value of worldwide share trading rose 36% to $59 trillion USD in the first half of 2015. Check out the breakdown in this report.

Barclays to Slash 150 Jobs As Managing Directors Depart

– The UK bank is slashing 150 i-banker jobs and shrinking its fixed income sector.

TD Ameritrade Creates Trading Tool based on Trader's Market Perception

– Traders who execute orders in options are getting a tool that works based of their perception of the market - where it is and where it could be going.

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Bitcoin Never Sleeps: How Pantera Capital's Dan Morehead Trades The Digital Currency

Bitcoin-focused hedge funds must deal with the challenges of long-term investments. And the trading is relentless.

Algo Update: Neonet's Capture Grabs Liquidity Anywhere

The firm’s newest algorithm, dubbed Capture, is the latest addition to its growing stable of software designed to help the buyside source liquidity.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: Schapiro Joins LSE, Jefferies Gets Low-Touch Head in Europe

In today's Traders On the Move, Texas-based CAPIS hires a senior trader for its fixed income desk, while ex-SEC Chair Mary Shapiro has been elected to the board of the LSE. Also, Jefferies has hired a new head of electronic sales.

Liquidnet and IEX Bring New Algorithmic Routing Strategy

Liquidnet, the equity block trading pool, and IEX, the buyside sponsored ATS that wants to help the buyside avoid predatory traders and find the elusive block trade, have joined together to create a new algorithm.

HKEx to Resume Closing Auction, Impose Temporary Price Limits

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. will reintroduce a daily auction to set closing stock prices and impose temporary price controls to limit extreme share moves.

KCG Rebrands and Relaunches its Dark Pool

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of its former self, KCG Holdings has rebranded and relaunched its dark pool website and the pool itself.

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