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Trump Won't Kill America, Bitcoin Will

In this shared piece, author Brett Cenkus argues that nation-states will cease to exist not because of a who, but a what - and it's already here.

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Order Book Innovation Delivers Midpoint & Block Trading Results

In this reprint from Global Trading, the author examines how order books need to evolve to help execution of block trades.

RETAIL REPORT: ToledoTrade Launches $1.95 Online Broker

The firm's Standard plan available to all clients has commissions starting at $1.95 per order, with all regulatory fees and exchange fees included and excludes rebates.

Sell-Side Struggles with Rule 606

A dearth of regulatory guidance is vexing for brokers.

SIFMA Submits Written Statement on the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest

SIFMA says Reg BI will make existing regulatory regime and make it better.

Is E-Trading Eroding The Bulge-Bracket Broker Advantage?

Study found that as investors adopt sophisticated tools to analyze trade outcomes, smaller firms are proving their worth.

QUICK TAKE: Baird’s Miller on MIAX Equities – “Why?”

With more than a dozen exchanges already, does the fragmented market structure really need one more?

From Russia with Love

BCS Financial Group and its broker-dealer subsidiary BCS Global Markets, 24-year veterans of the Russian financial services industry, are expanding both in Europe and in the U.S.

The Cost of Uncertainty

The Managing Director of BondWave’s Information Lab Paul Daley looks at how traders, when faced with unexpected circumstances, price in uncertainty during cases of the asset having almost no history of trades.

Japanese Pension Fund Accesses CLSSettlement through State Street Trust and Banking

This is the first pension fund to migrate its FX settlement to CLSSettlement in Japan.

JFD Brokers Offers Certain Euro Stocks on MetaTrader 5

The international broker has expanded its exchange trading offering. Using the multi-asset platform, traders can invest in securities of global corporations, such as Allianz, BMW, Bayer, Siemens, Heineken and Royal Dutch Shell.

Outsourced Trading: Opportunity Amid Disruption

Rising trading costs. Constrained trading desk budgets. Amid this backdrop, the buy side is increasingly farming out costly trading operations to its broker partners.

BoA Dropping Merrill Lynch Names from Certain Units

Bank of America Merrill Lynch – the firm born as a result of the shotgun marriage of Bank of America and brokerage Merrill Lynch during the financial crisis is about to shorten its name.

Piper Jaffray Agrees to Acquire Weeden & Co

The combination builds a market-leading equities business with Weeden & Co.’s highly ranked agency execution platform and Piper Jaffray’s strong research sales platform.

Brokers Routing to Their Own ATSs Face Scrutiny

In the wake of a FINRA working paper that found orders routed by brokers that send a relatively high percentage of institutional orders through affiliated ATSs receive lower fill rates and higher execution costs, FlexTrade delves into this topic and comments on the distinct patterns of order routing behavior.

Digital Securities Take Another Step Toward Maturity

TokenSoft takes on the transfrer-agent role for the private market.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY GALLERY: California STA of Los Angeles 68th Annual Convention

In this week's FLASHBACK FRIDAY GALLERY, Traders Magazine goes West and looks back to 2003 and the annual STALA conference.

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