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Don Bollerman

A NYSE Speed Bump You Weren’t Aware Of

Don Bollerman, IEX co-founder and head of markets & sales, reveals that so-called "speed bumps" exist inside other prominent stock markets and how certain venues have their own methodology for throttling order flow.

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CFTC Too Broke to Properly Police Flash Traders, Massad Says

The top U.S. derivatives regulator said his agency needs more money to keep up with the Flash Boys.

CFTC Says Alleged Spoofer’s Trading Leads to New Complaints

Commodities regulators suing alleged spoofer Igor Oystacher said some of his trading activity this month has generated new complaints about market manipulation.

Outlook 2016: Can Raising Rates Jolt Bond Trading?

JPMorgan CFO Marianne Lake said that the bank expects rate hikes to boost trading volumes in 2016. But after several years of lowered bond revenues, many big banks have tempered their enthusiasm.

Articles

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.

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