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Elaine Wah

Modern Markets, Modern Metrics - A Blog By IEX

In this blog by IEX's Elaine Wah, the newest public exchange looks to refute public claims that the metrics it uses are designed to inflate its own volume numbers and mislead people.

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In his first public speech, SEC Chair Jay Clayton deviated from his prepared remarks and offered his own "off the cuff" comments on market issues. Do you like this change of pace?




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Transcript of SEC's Clayton Remarks to the Economic Club of NY on July 12

Last week, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, gave a speech at the Economic Club of New York, and Traders Magazine has obtained a copy of his remarks. He outlined his top 8 guiding principles for his tenure and gave attendees some additional insight to the regulator's thinking.

New RPA Solution from IHS Markit Addresses MiFID II Challenge for the Buyside

IHS Markit announced the launch of RPA Manager, a comprehensive service helping asset managers acquire investment research in compliance with MiFID II.

Rosenblatt Report Says Widespread Dark Trading Bans Likely Under MIFID II Caps

Come January 1, Rosenblatt writes that traders are likely to find that massive numbers of European stocks will be banned from the most-popular methods of dark trading.

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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.

In the CARDS

FINRA's use of broker data to protect investors is under attack: Are they protecting investors or covering for bad brokers?

Structural Changes in Canada

More change is coming to the equity trading markets of the Great White North.

SEC Approves BATS Merger

It's all but official now - BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge Holdings will become a unified company.

Buyside Welcomes FINRA Query

Institutional investors welcome the equities market regulator's probe on broker-dealer order routing methodology.

Beware of New Rules

Understanding the likely form of new rules-like Regulation SCI - is essential for traders and investment firms so they can prepare for their inevitable implementation.