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Ian Domowitz

Liquidity "Crisis" Presents a Strategy Opportunity

Liquidity is out there, but the cost of liquidity has moved up and that’s made life difficult for people trying to be nimble in the markets.

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Tattletales Wanted: To Nab Market Spoofers, Exchange Seeks Help

Bats Global Markets wants brokers to start snitching on their peers when they suspect market manipulation. Through a new initiative it likens to a neighborhood watch, Bats will encourage brokers to report suspicious price quoting and trading in its U.S. equities and options markets.

OCC CLEARED CONTRACT VOLUME UP 11 PERCENT IN JUNE

OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that cleared contract volume in June increased 11 percent from June 2015, marking the second highest June for OCC cleared options contracts.

Algo Update: Wolverine's Best-X Options Targets Options Trading

With Wolverine's Best-X Options, traders can now see the best execution for their algo options 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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