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David Weisberger

Is Rule 606 Broken?

Is Rule 606 hopelessly outdated and broken? RegOne's Weisberger examines the regulation and whether or not it is outdated and fails to require disclosure of the vast majority of all routing.

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BATS Hires NYSE Alumni Morrison to Spearhead ETF Effort

BATS Global Markets just beefed up its exchange trade funds (ETF) business, luring an NYSE executive to join its business.

Tail Can Wag Dog When ETFs Influence Single Stocks, Goldman Says

Exchange-traded funds have gotten so big that they often influence trading in individual stocks, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said.

Smart-Beta ETFs Draw Billions Yet Some Look Less Than Brilliant

Few people have profited more from the so-called smart-beta craze than Tom Dorsey. Read about his new exchange-traded fund that runs using a century-old charting method which took in $1.2 billion last year.

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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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