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Dr. John Bates

Post Flash Crash, Regulators Still Use Bicycles To Catch Ferraris

Blaming the Flash Crash on a UK man who lives with his parents is like blaming lightning for starting a fire.

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Will accused high-frequency trader Navinder Sarao be extradited to the U.S. to face charges related to the May 2010 Flash Crash.




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UBS Exiting U.S. Automated Options Market-Making Business

UBS is partially pulling out of the U.S. options trading business. According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, the Swiss bank is exiting the automated options market making business. However, the firm will continue other aspects of its options trading business.

BATS Opens Second Options Exchange EDGX

BATS Global Markets has announced they are opening a second U.S options marketplace, EDGX Options. According to BATS, EDGX Options will be based on a customer priority/pro rata allocation model.

It’s Getting Expensive to Be a Bear as Rules Pinch Options

More than just a casino for day traders, the options market is where institutions pay millions of dollars a day to hedge investments. Lately, amid a crackdown on risk- taking, they’ve been paying a little more.

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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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