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Ronan Ryan
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Know Your Role

The newest US stock exchange, IEX, asks, "what is an exchange" and how can it help the buy-side.

Traders Poll

Nasdaq has announced that it is formulating an "extended life" order type designed to compete with IEX. Does that make you more likely to trade on Nasdaq?



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Time for FINRA to Go Back to Basics?

Some market professionals say the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has strayed from its core mission of ensuring the fairness and honesty of markets.

Modern Networks' Quast Says Reg NMS Is “Lousy” Idea and Needs Reform

Regulation National Market Structure needs reform – and right now. But fixing it could take an act of the Almighty, according to one market structure expert.

Exchanges Plan 'Clearly Erroneous' Revamp

Leading U.S. equity-exchange operators Bats Global Markets, Nasdaq, and NYSE Group plan to harmonize their 'clearly erroneous' execution rules to improve liquidity levels after trading stops, according to exchange representatives.

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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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