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David Weisberger

50 Shades of Compliance

RegOne's David Weisberger talks about the current conflict of interest in the current equity market structure where the exchanges can act as their own regulators.

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Listed Options Volume Near Unchanged at 353 Million Contracts in January

According to Tabb Group, U.S. listed options volume was off just slightly, 0.4%, in January coming in at 353 million shares versus 355 million shares in December. However, year-over-year volume fell 9.4% compared to January 2014's 389.8 million contracts.

Uptick in Volatility Propels U.S. Listed Options Volume to 4.3B in 2014, Tabb Says

Renewed volatility last year, fed in part by worries over a global Ebola pandemic, plummeting oil prices and a weaker European economy in Europe, U.S. listed option trading rocketed into the stratosphere.

Listed Options Volume Up 20 Percent at 355 Million Contracts in December

U.S listed options volume bounced back in December after a dismal November. Happy holidays, traders.

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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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