Commentary

David Weisberger
Traders Magazine Online News

The Emperor's New Clothes

In this first of a two-part commentary, David Weisberger shares his views on IEX. He examines and opines as to whether or not the exchange has lived up to its billing as "fair, simple and transparent."

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ALGO UPDATE: ITG Helps Buy-Side Find Dark Canadian Liquidity

ITG has revamped and created a basically new-from -the-ground-up POSIT Marketplace Canada algorithm, which can be used to trade all 3000+ Canadian symbols as well as the almost 200 inter-listed stocks. Earl Cummings, head of Liquidity Management for ITG Canada spoke with Traders Magazine about the new electronic strategy that has incorporated machine learning into its approach.

Vela to Acquire OptionsCity

Vela Trading Technologies LLC (Vela), a trading and market data technology, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OptionsCity Software, a global provider of futures and options trading and analytics solutions.

State Street’s GX PE Index Sees 350BPS Y2Y Increase in Private Equity Returns

The State Street Global Exchange Private Equity Index (GXPEI) ended 2016 with a moderate quarterly performance, posting an overall gain of 2.58 percent in the fourth quarter, a slight decrease from the 3.8 percent return in Q3 2016.

Nominations Open for Markets Media Group Women in Finance Awards

Markets Media Group, publishers of Traders Magazine, have officially opened this year’s nomination process for the third annual Markets Choice Awards: Women in Finance. The event kicks off Markets Media Week on November 7, 2017. Nominate the women of your choice now!

Nasdaq Alum Greifeld Takes Reins At Virtu

The former CEO of exchange operator Nasdaq is set to assume command at Virtu once its $1.4 billion acquisition of KCG Holdings in completed, according to a regulatory filing dated May 31.

Options Are Effective Means to Increase Alpha

According to Grant Johnsey, Head of Institutional Sales at Northern Trust’s Brokerage division, who recently spoke with Traders Magazine, options can be effectively used in a buy-side trader’s portfolio easily and boost his alpha capture.

NASDAQ CASE STUDY: Identifying the Signature of Spoofing

In this shared insight, exchange operator NASDAQ discusses ways to identify spoofers and how to combat them.

ALGO UPDATE: Weeden Adds Conditional Order Functionality to its Algos

Greenwich, Connecticut -based Weeden & Co. has just announced it has upped its algorithmic offerings by building into them the usage of conditional order types into its existing liquidity seeking strategies. Also, the firm has completely rewritten its Pairs trading algorithm.

ON THE MOVE: Citadel Makes Another Senior Hire; KeyBanc Grabs 6 for Equities

In this week's On The Move, a bevy of changes at the brokers including one firm snagging six for its sales and trading unit. Also, changes at the DTCC and Citadel lands another top executive.

The Changing Face of Volatility

With the VIX not closing above 13.75 for the past year, many in the industry are left scratching their heads wondering whether low volatility is the new reality for the US equities market.

Barclays, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Morgan Stanley Invest and Obtain Equity Stake in KY3P

IHS Markit announced that Barclays, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Morgan Stanley have joined together to take an equity stake in KY3P, IHS Markit’s Know Your Third Party risk management solution.

ABN AMRO Clearing Contracts with Trading Technologies

ABN AMRO Clearing Bank and Trading Technologies announced that ABN AMRO Clearing has contracted to make available the TT trading platform to ABN's customers globally.

Virtu: More Market-Making M&A Ahead

Persistently low trading volume and volatility provide fertile ground for mergers and acquisitions in the electronic market-making space, according to Doug Cifu, chief executive officer of Virtu Financial.

OANDA Helps Traders Build, Test and Deploy Algorithms

Online trading firm OANDA is now helping its clients connect to QuantConnect, provider of an open-source cloud-based algorithmic trading engine, the ability to research, build, test and deploy their own trading algorithms directly from OANDA’s platform.

Despite Opaque Nature, Dark Pools Still Help Buy-Side

Trading in the dark remains a favorite for the buy-side trader seeking liquidity. And using algorithmic trading strategies are a favored arrow in the institutional trader’s quiver.