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Dr. John Bates

Anyone for Tea and Sympathy with Beleaguered HFT Firms?

Guest columnist John Bates wonders if anyone feels bad for the high-frequency trading firms that are now facing lawsuits, sluggish markets and regulators.

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The Coming Clearing Turf Battle

When it comes to pending Global OTC Derivatives Clearing Operations, regulators in the US and Europe are bracing for a fight.

Q3 Options Volume Hits One Billion Contracts, Tabb Reports

The options market is on a tear - with volume hitting a whopping one billion contracts in the third quarter.

U.S. September Options Volume Surges on Alibaba, iPhone and Vol

September was a great month for U.S. options volume as pent-up investor demand from the summer drove sector trading.

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CBOE Set to Trade Weeklies

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange has set an April 10 date for the trading of options with a weekly expiration date.

Anatomy of an ETF Challenger

Warburg Pincus is acquiring asset manager Source with eyes for more growth down the road in the ETF market space.

A Bright Future For Swapping Futures

While no one expects swaps futures to take over the OTC swaps market, a movement of 5 percent of the massive OTC swaps volume would be a huge win for futures market.

The Big Data Edge for Hedge Funds

The term "big data" has been around for some time, but questions remain exactly how hedge funds and other buysiders exploit the vast stores of data that has never been available to them in the past, which continue to grow each day.

Game Time

With 17 newly minted swaps execution facilities now live, and looming regulatory deadlines that will push more trading to SEFs, 2014 is expected to be the year the industry redesigned by the Dodd-Frank Act begins to really take shape.

CBOE Bets On Volatility Trading

Leveraging the popularity of its CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the Chicago Board Options Exchange closed 2013 with a spate of activity that has included introducing several new volatility products and expanding its trading hours to accommodate European trading.

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