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Erik Hoel
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Will The Bitcoin Bubble Pop Or Will It Envelop Us All?

Guest contributor Erik Hoel asks the question whether the worst is over for bitcoin holders, or still yet to come, what is yet to come? And why.

Traders Poll

In your opinion, what is the biggest hurdle facing the blockchain?

Cost of implementation

17%

Too many systems available

23%

Not applicable to my business

3%

Uncomfortable with the technology

33%

Nobody else is using it

23%

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QUICK TAKE: SEC Caution On Bitcoin ETF Is “A Good Sign”

One crypto executive says the SEC's relaxed pace in approving the first Bitcoin-backed ETF is OK and discretion is needed in brings any new crypto-backed product.

List Trading Goes Live on MTS BondsPro All-to-All Order Book

MTS BondsPro connects a community of more than 600 broker dealers and buy-side clients within its anonymous all-to-all order book for corporate and emerging market bond trading.

Equity ETF Flows Lead July Rebound

After three straight months of headline-grabbing outflows that had some professionals and issuers worried, ETFs reversed course in July, taking in a healthy $28 billion during the month and bringing year-to-date inflows to $153.5 billion.

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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.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Above the Law - What Exchanges and Kings Have in Common

For the most part, it's always been good to be a King. The same can be said of being a public stock exchange -life's been good. But should it be?

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