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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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What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

In this guest commentary from David Weisberger of IHS Markit, he examines the fact that most buyside firms only analyze the executions that they receive from their broker dealers, but not all of the unfilled orders sent on their behalf. These unfilled, unmeasured orders, however, provide needed insight into both opportunity cost and market impact.

MiFID II Trading Obligations Loom

The difficulties of meeting new European regulations, which come into force in less than a year, for best execution, dark trading caps and trading dual-listed shares have come into focus as the market awaits more guidance from the European Securities and Markets Authority.

Top 50 Day Trading Myths – Get the Facts

In this article, guest commentator Alton Hill, Co-Founder of Tradingsim covers the top 50 day trading myths that are floating around in the trading community.

FastMatch Offers FX Algorithms to the Sellside

Foreign exchange technology firm FastMatch has now opened its trading platform and liquidity seeking algorithms to the sell-side and smaller banks.

Wall Street Horizon and Estimize Partner to Help Investors Find Alpha

Wall Street Horizon, a corporate events surveillance firm, and Estimize, a financials estimates platform, announced they have partnered to provide their respective datasets to each other’s platforms in an effort to help investors find additional sources of alpha.

SSGA Reports ETF Flows Hit $284 Billion in 2016

It looks like 2016 was a record year for flow in the exchange traded fund sector, according to a recent report from money manager State Street Global Advisors.

Clearpool Weighs In on NYSE Access Fees

Joe Wald, chief executive officer at agency broker Clearpool, is saying no to proposed changes in access and connectivity fees that the NYSE Group family of exchanges is looking to charge.

Making Small Caps Great Again - 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.

North American Buy-Side Increasingly Concerned About MiFID II

North American buysiders are growing increasingly concerned and following the lead of their European counterparts and preparing for impending regulations affecting the way institutional traders will pay for research.

Global ETF Investment Hits $375 Billion in 2016, BlackRock Reports

Global investors poured $375 billion into exchange-traded funds in 2016, investment manager BlackRock said on Tuesday, a global record that came as investors looked to cut costs.

FX Volatility “Trumping” Forward into 2017

The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency has boosted trading volume and volatility in currencies, and many see an opportunity to generate profits that has eluded them for several years.

Forex Traders Can Benefit from Sentimental Analysis

While the study of sentiment analysis is fairly new and the science of it is yet emerging, the volatility smile remains a key component to generate clues to the future direction of a currency. Even though many traders do not look at volatility smiles, it can make a difference in choosing direction

Flexible Technology is Key to FX Traders Success

Having flexible technology solutions is the key to successful foreign exchange trading, according to one professional.

Jackson National Asset Management Selects Markit’s Fixed Income Pricing

IHS Markit announced that Jackson National Asset Management, LLC has selected Markit’s fixed income pricing and equity fair value solutions.

Do Unfair Broker Order Delays Affect Trader Profitability?

In this first in a eries of contributed articles, guest commentator Jon Grah explores how brokers might not be acting in the best interests of institutional forex traders.

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