The line between exchange trading and off-exchange trading has blurred to the point where there really isnt that big a distinction anymore.
FINRA reached an agreement with Direct Edge to monitor its two stock exchanges, EDGX and EDGA, for trading abuses. The deal gives FINRA oversight of 90 percent of volume.
A Wall Street regulator is considering new rules to shine light on dark trading after the largest U.S. dark pool operator stopped sharing data on the volume of its trades.
The SEC has extended the comment period on its proposed Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity for 45 days, to July 8. Securities exchanges and FINRA had asked for a 90-day extension.
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.
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Are higher trading costs justified if they produce more support for small- and mid-cap stocks? That question is at the heart of a debate among trading practitioners, regulators and academics as the Securities and Exchange Commission mulls the introduction of a pilot that could quintuple the size of the minimum trading increment.
After a rocky few years of flash crashes, trading glitches and botched IPOs, the Securities and Exchange Commission may finally be making headway in its battle with the streaming reams of disparate and diffused electronic data that define the modern U.S. securities trading markets.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has begun inspecting how the nation's stock exchanges develop, refine and approve new types of buy and sell orders, in the face of a great proliferation in order types.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed new rules designed to protect against the kinds of technical disruptions that plagued stock exchanges last year.