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Tim Quast
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We're All HFTs Now

In this guest commentary, author Tim Quast looks back at the history of HFT and how the market has evolved to where many firms now fit the definition of high-frequency trader.

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The IEX Auction: Pursuing Better Price Discovery

In this contributed article, IEX takes a deep dive into the three principles behind the design of its auction process and highlight several key points of differentiation.

Cobinhood Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange and ICO

Cobinhood, a next gen cryptocurrency service platform has launched. The launch was also accompanied by the company’s ICO.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Sweetening the Deal

Back in 2011 exchanges were furiously offering incentives to attract liquidity - at times even within their own family of exchanges. Debate ensued as to whether payment for order flow was OK. Fast forward to 2017 and the debate still rages and there's now the possibility of regulator examination of the controversial practice.

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.