Commentary

Fernando Luiz de Oliveira

Are Dark Pools Good or Bad for the Average Day Trader?

In this guest commentary, one day trader writes that dark pools can help the retail trader in the same way it does the institutional buyside trader.

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Does the posting of an ATS' Form ATS by an operator satisfy your needs for dark pool transparency?



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CBOE and C2 Picked to List Options on Alibaba IPO

The listings of the Chinese e-commerce giant is expected to start on Monday, September 29.

Barchart Trader Platform Adds Options Analysis

Barchart.com, Inc., a provider of market data and information, announced the release of advanced options analysis and an options strategy builder within its Barchart Trader platform.

Options Mart Sees Uptick in Weeklys Volume, Spreads Stable in H1: TABB

The first half was a good one for the options markets, with an uptick in one particular instrument and steady bid/ask spreads for all, according to a recent TABB Group report.

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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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