Bruce Fador

Technology Can't Fully Replace Human Judgement and Intuition

Technology now comprises a big part of today's trading landscape, perhaps most of it. Beyond just automating what used be to manual tasks, technology has encroached well into the "thinking"; parts of a trader's job. The key question for firms is where to draw the line. How much of the human touch should they outsource to machines?

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ETFs May Offer OTC Pricing Insights

As demand for exchange-traded funds continues to heat up, a debate continue over whether market participants can use ETF pricing as a useful price-discovery tool for the instrument's less-liquid components.

Innovation Draws European ETF Investors

Brown Brothers Harriman has discovered in a survey that European investors see product innovation as a core aspect of the industry’s evolution and that demand for non-traditional ETF products will increase.

Volatility ETPs Surge in Popularity Amid Continued Market Turbulence; TABB Group Research

Exchange-traded products (ETPs) based on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) have become increasingly popular in 2016 as traders look for opportunities to profit off the tumultuous market.


Fund Fight

For years, exchange-traded fund trading volume surged. Now, it’s slumping too. Nasdaq, NYSE and BATS are now slugging it out with incentives, new order types and a new ETF-focused exchange to resuscitate trading.

Exchange-Traded Future

The major exchange operators are in pitched battle to win market share and build up volume of trading in exchanged-traded funds.

SEC Tackles Market Maker Payments

The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to decide by Dec. 8 whether to approve proposals by the Nasdaq Stock Market and NYSE Arca to permit sponsors of exchange-traded funds to pay broker-dealers for making a market in their securities.

BofA Merrill Expands ETF Algo

Bank of America Merrill Lynch plans to expand the number of exchange-traded funds traded by its ETF-specific algo. Known as ETF-aXe, the two-year-old algo currently trades 300 ETFs. The new editions could include funds that go beyond just U.S. stocks.

PIMCO's Eyes Are Fixed on ETFs

With the current volatility of the equities markets, investors know they need to have exposure to bonds, but they often desire the ease and liquidity of equities, which can be provided by exchange-traded funds. Customers want fixed-income safety and stock convenience, which has driven PIMCO-the don of bonds-into the world of ETFs.

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