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STA's Toes Exhorts Stock Market to Learn from Auto Industry's Woes

in the wake of public outcry and government examination, STA president Jim Toes exhorts the stock market to learn from the auto industry's recent woes and follow its example of how to recover after a crisis.

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SEC Testing Dark Pool Pricing with Tick Program

The “trade at” provision will provide a bounty of trading data to the SEC, especially concerning the interaction of dark pools. This could help the agency make future market reforms.

Barclays Sued by Investor Over Losses From Dark Pool Lawsuit

Barbara Strougo filed her case today claiming she and other buyers of Barclays American depositary shares lost money after the attorney general brought his lawsuit June 25.

UBS Says SEC Has Been Investigating its Dark Pool Since 2012

The investigation concerns some features of the private trading venue that were discontinued two years ago, including “certain order types and disclosure practices.”

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Once Burned, Twice Shy

Continued adoption of electronic FX trading is increasing demand for performance measurement while providing the necessary execution data to calculate it.

Mixing Soft Dollars and Bitcoin?

A proposal to use the virtual currency for brokerage fees could be too tempting for those in the financial arena.

Buyside Can Now Grade Its Brokers

The buyside can now grade the performance of its brokers, evaluating how the services they provide-such as research, management access or execution-stand up to one another.

EZE Adds TCA

Order and execution management systems vendor Eze Software Group will incorporate Markit's transaction-cost analysis product into its OMS.

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.

ConvergEx Offers Real-Time TCA on Child Orders

ConvergEx Group has begun to offer clients detailed transaction-cost analysis in real time for every child order sent, not just the initial order.

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