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STA's Toes Exhorts Stock Market to Learn from Auto Industry's Woes

in the wake of public outcry and government examination, STA president Jim Toes exhorts the stock market to learn from the auto industry's recent woes and follow its example of how to recover after a crisis.

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Highlights from the ITG 5th Annual Golf Event

ITG's 5th Annual Golf Event was a summer event to attend. This event brought together buyside executives on the links of New Jersey. Over 80 market pros networked and received exposure to the agency-only firm's product offerings while enjoying time away from the concrete jungle and trading floor. Check out the festivities in this slideshow.

O'Brien Leaves BATS Global Markets

William O'Brien is leaving BATS Global Markets. Immediately. Joe Ratterman, currently the chief executive officer, has reassumed the additional title of President of BATS Global Markets.

ICE’s Swap Execution Facility Head Barsoom to Leave in August

Peter Barsoom, president of Intercontinental Exchange Inc.’s swap trading service, is leaving the company at the end of August.

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Demystifying Dodd-Frank

Commissioner Scott O'Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is on a mission. He says the process of writing new over-the-counter derivative contract rules needs more transparency. Over the past year he has repeatedly called for more roundtables and public comment on how rules are written. Why is this important? Because these rules, among other things, will determine which OTC derivative contracts must go through a clearing process and which ones can continue to use the old bilateral, dealer-to-dealer model.

Stress Factor

Today's traders must manage their emotions in order to reach peak performance.

Instinet Promotes Kellner to CEO

Instinet Promotes Kellner to CEO

The Second Time Around

The Second-Term Mandate: A Q&A with Patrick Armstrong

Top 10 Trading Schools

Traders assembled a deep bench of judges to select the top U.S. universities that produce the most impressive candidates each year in the field of trading.

Mock Joins JonesTrading

A look at the financial industry's prominent hires, promotions and other notable happenings inside Wall Street's trading community.

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