Commentary

Fernando Luiz de Oliveira

Are Dark Pools Good or Bad for the Average Day Trader?

In this guest commentary, one day trader writes that dark pools can help the retail trader in the same way it does the institutional buyside trader.

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PDQ ATS Posts Its Form ATS on Web

PDQ Enterprises, operator of PDQ ATS announced that its Form ATS is now available for direct download on the company website.

HFT Latour Fined $16 Million by SEC for Minimum Capital Rule Violation

The Securities and Exchange Commission, watching HFT firms more carefully these days in the wake of market disturbances, has fined New York-based Latour Trading for violating the regulator's capital requirement rules.

U.S. Prosecutors Said Close to Charging Traders in Forex Inquiry

U.S. prosecutors are preparing to file charges as soon as next month against currency traders at some of the world’s biggest banks in an investigation into possible manipulation of benchmark exchange rates, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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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