Commentary

D. Keith Ross, Jr.

The Flash Hash

In a guest commentary, PDQ's Keith Ross discusses Michael Lewis' recent book "Flash "Boys" and the whole high-frequency debate.

Traders Poll

With all the talk around HFTs and their trading practices coming under the microscope, do you expect more state regulators and officials to begin examining HFT practices - just like with Big Tobacco?

Yes

81%

No

12%

Just Congress and the Federal Goverment

8%

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High-Frequency Traders Get Curbs as EU Reins In Flash Boys

European Union lawmakers are poised to approve some of the toughest restrictions in the world on high-frequency trading, the first crackdown in the aftermath of Michael Lewis’s latest book, “Flash Boys.”

Mary Jo White Defies Political Meddling in Her First Year at SEC

Now White and the SEC may be confronting the next crisis: claims that the stock market is rigged.

TRADERS Q&A: Gorman Says SEC Could Pursue "Simple Solutions" in HFT Regs

Traders queried Thomas Gorman, an attorney with Dorsey & Whitney, what he thought of the ongoing controversy surrounding high-frequency trading stirred up by Michael Lewis's book, "Flash Boys," and whether the market can expect more regulatory rulemaking in that area.

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.