Guest columnist John Bates wonders if anyone feels bad for the high-frequency trading firms that are now facing lawsuits, sluggish markets and regulators.
Do you expect more SEC investigations into order routing or handling?
Can exchange-traded funds be made easy to trade? The SEC is trying to make it so.
U.S. regulators rejected a proposal by NYSE Arca Inc. to allow trading of a new type of exchange- traded fund. Again. Why?
Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley have all maintained their top 3 positions and rankings as the leading brokers of flow equity derivatives to North American institutional investors.
For years, exchange-traded fund trading volume surged. Now, its 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.
The major exchange operators are in pitched battle to win market share and build up volume of trading in exchanged-traded funds.
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.
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.
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.