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Trailblazers

Women in trading have made their imprint on an industry that has not always been female-friendly. This issue features 15 award-winning women who have placed their mark of success upon the Street-and as a result, are being honored for their accomplishments.

Protecting Investor Choice

As regulators consider equity market structure, a few changes in tick size or taxation could spell trouble for investors.

Piece of the Action

Small options market MIAX trades ownership stake for order flow in deal with six big firms.

Algo Vendor Sees Opportunity in Trading

Deep Value, a Chicago-based vendor of equity algorithms, is expanding beyond both its equity and vendor roots with a plan to start trading credit products, currencies, and interest rate products.

Pragma Targets Traditionals

Pragma, an algorithm vendor to broker-dealers and statistical arbitrage hedge funds, has begun to court traditional asset managers

Levinson TCA via Charles River

Institutional brokerage S.J. Levinson & Sons and vendor Charles River formed a partnership to distribute Levinson's transaction-cost analysis software through Charles River's trading and portfolio management system.

Buyside Sees Fewer Rewards from Sellside: Study

As both institutional commissions and trading volumes have fallen, the relationship between the buyside and sellside has entered a new phase.

Axiom Capital Looks to Grow Institutional Side

Axiom Capital Management, Inc., a small New York City retail brokerage with a successful investment banking arm, is expanding its institutional trading operations, adding three veteran traders and planning several more hires, company executives said.

Knight Up; Getco Down

According to a recent report by Sandler O'Neill & Partners, the fortunes of Getco and Knight Capital Group, which recently merged to form KCG Holdings, were diverging in the months prior to the combination. Market-making trades and volumes were in decline at Getco during the nine months prior to the July 2 merger. They were on the rise at Knight during the period.

The Buyside Takes Control

Long frustrated by the sellside and its order-handling practices, the buyside is set to open up its own alternative trading system-and asking brokers to do business there.

Goldman Sachs Top Clearing Provider Last Year

Goldman Sachs, through its GSET global execution platform, was the top sellside clearing provider in 2012, according to WatersTechnology ratings. J.P. Morgan came in second.

New Player Enters OTC Derivatives

LCH.Clearnet officials say they are now clearing credit default swaps for U.S. clearing members through CDSClear, which is LCH.Clearnet SA's CDS clearing business.

Cyber Crime: Who Pays?

Brokerages must prepare for increasing amounts of cyber crime attacks.

Guide to Correspondent Clearing Firms

A guide to correspondent clearing firms as presented by Clearing Quarterly & Directory.

Turning Warriors Into Wall Streeters and More

Here are this month's Editor's Picks for the best and most newsworthy stories covered by Traders Magazine online news. These stories appear in abbreviated form. To read full length items, please visit our wesbite at www.tradersmagazine.com.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Paper Points to Rise of Odd Lots

Odd lots, still defined as stock trades less than 100 shares in size, are still en vogue as high stock valuations have made it more expensive for retail, and in some cases even costly for smaller firms, to get exposure in the stocks they want.

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