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What Do Equities Traders Think?

So what do the heads of the sell-side really think about trading? What are their concerns? Worldwide Business Research has put out a report titled "Views from Leading Equities Traders," which focuses on identifying the key challenges, opportunities and industry trends related to equity trading and technology in North America.

Traders Poll

Are you ready, financially or otherwise, for the upcoming slew of new regulations and mandates given by the market regulators

Yes

33%

No

33%

Could use more time

11%

Could use more money

22%

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CBOE, VIX Proprietor, to Buy Tech-Focused Bats

CBOE Holdings agreed to buy Bats Global Markets, in a move that combines one exchange operator known for its product development with another that's known for its technology.

The Market Data Battleground

Once a plain-vanilla add-on to an exchange offering, market data has evolved into a key battleground between market participants, i.e. the consumers of market data, and market operators, the producers of market data.

Maker-Taker Under the Microscope

In a complex electronic equity marketplace with myriad points of contention, ‘maker-taker’ stands out as especially complex and contentious. But many wonder, is it time for this pricing schema to go the way of the Edsel?

Articles

NYSE, Nasdaq Push for "Trade At" Rule

The two biggest exchange rivals are joining forces to push through a rule designed to curb trading that occurs off-board away from the public eye, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

OTC Markets Provides Data to REDI

OTC Markets is now providing REDI Technologies with real-time Level 1 and Level 2 NBBO trading data for distribution to the latter's buyside and sellside clients.

Omega ATS's New Lynx Venue Opens for Business

Canada's Omega ATS has opened its second trading venue in the Great White North -Lynx ATS. After receiving final approval and making all the tweaks and getting its trading technology in order, the new venue is officially open for business.

Nasdaq to Cut Costs

Nasdaq is on the precipice of changing the way some of its biggest customers trade on the bourse.

SEC Approves BATS Merger

It's all but official now - BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge Holdings will become a unified company.

ICE Trade Vault: 4.5M

IntercontinentalExchange Group's Trade Vault Europe, its European trade repository, processed roughly 4.5 million trades across energy, agricultural commodities, metals, credit, interest rates and equity derivatives its first day.

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