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David Weisberger

Does Exchange Fragmentation Really Hurt the Equity Market?

In today's commentary, RegOne's David Weisberger looks back at the "good old days" when there were two exchanges. He said this setup was not necessarily that good and, despite the fear of the unknown, technology and venue competition generally lead to progress.

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Does Exchange Fragmentation Really Hurt the Equity Market?

– In today's commentary, RegOne's David Weisberger looks back at the "good old days" when there were two exchanges were not necessarily that good and, despite the fear of the unknown, technology and venue competition generally lead to progress.

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