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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.

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




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Financial Services Committee Unanimously Passes Hultgren’s Options Markets Stability Act

The legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) would facilitate liquidity in options markets by calling on bank regulators to provide targeted capital relief.

Global FX Code Gains Adoption but Last Look is a Thorny Issue

Guest contributor Ivy Schmerken delves into the Global FX Code and how man buy-side firms are not comfortable with the inclusion of last look and pre-hedging in the code.

RSRCHXchange Survey Reveals MiFID II Drives Global Standards for Unbundling

Global poll of 418 fund managers representing over $30trn in AUM reveals research unbundling is expanding to the US and Asia, is mostly seen as positive for end investors, although bad for brokers, while smaller companies are expected to be more negatively affected.

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.