Commentary

David Weisberger

Does Exchange Fragmentation Really Hurt the Equity Market?

In today's commentary, RegOne's David Weisberger looks back at the "good old days" when there were two exchanges. He said this setup was not necessarily that good and, despite the fear of the unknown, technology and venue competition generally lead to progress.

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Given that there are over two dozen equity exchanges currently, would it be better to have fewer?




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Active ETFs Gain in Canada as Challenge to High-Fee Mutual Funds

Actively managed exchange-traded funds are surging in Canada, posing a challenge to the mutual-fund industry that has the highest management fees in the world.

Greece ETFs Now for Speculative Use Only

As U.S. investors tear into an exchange- traded fund tied to Greek equities, in Europe they’re going without, at least on public venues.

SEC Asks for Public Comments on Exchange-Traded Products

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is seeking public comment to help inform its review of the listing and trading of new, novel, or complex exchange-traded products (ETPs).

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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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