Bruce Fador

Technology Can't Fully Replace Human Judgement and Intuition

Technology now comprises a big part of today's trading landscape, perhaps most of it. Beyond just automating what used be to manual tasks, technology has encroached well into the "thinking"; parts of a trader's job. The key question for firms is where to draw the line. How much of the human touch should they outsource to machines?

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Bundesbank Says High-Frequency Trading Can Enhance Volatility

High-frequency trading has the potential to both increase market liquidity and remove it at times of higher volatility, a study by the Bundesbank has found.

ICI Calls For Reg NMS Governance, Transparency Overhaul

An influential buy-side advocacy group is pressing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to force exchanges to disclose more information and be more inclusive when it comes to governance.

Japan to Tighten Regulations on High-Frequency Traders

Japan plans to tighten regulations on high-frequency trading (HFT), whose growing presence in the Tokyo Stock Exchange has raised concerns such trades could destabilize the market and put retail investors at a disadvantage


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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