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Brian Decker
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Three Reasons the "Downs" Have Greater Impact In An "Up and Down" Stock Market

Brian Decker, a financial planner and founder of Decker Retirement Planning Inc., argues that it is much more important for investors to consider the downside in turbulent markets than the upside.

Traders Poll

Is the adoption of electronic trading in fixed income on par of that in the FX sector?




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ON THE MOVE: Nasdaq Promotes Dague; Auerbach Names New Head of Equities

The weekly recap of hires, job moves and promotions around Wall Street.

ON THE MOVE: Credit Suisse Alum Bacidore Opens Consultancy

Market veteran Jeff Bacidore has opened his own consultancy firm, The Bacidore Group.

ON THE MOVE: Mark Viani Returns to CAPIS

Former buysider, contributor to Traders Magazine and market veteran Mark Viani has returned to CAPIS, the Dallas-based agency-only brokerage in a new role as its Executive Director of Business Development.

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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.