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Eric Noll
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A Tick Pilot Update from Convergex

In this commentary from Convergex's Eric Noll, he reports that the tick pilot is producing expected results - such as increased trade size and more price volatility. However, he noted that one test group bears closer scrutiny amid information leakage concerns.

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