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TABB Group CEO Writes Levin, Disagrees on Ban of Payment for Order Flow

Larry Tabb, founder of TABB Group responded to U.S. Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, disagreeing with conclusions Levin shared in his July 15th letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, asking that she ban payment for order flow.

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Wedbush Fires Back at Finra: "We Followed Your Rules and Guidance"

Wedbush Securities isn't going gently into that good night regarding the recent Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's complaint against the firm. In a statement provided to Traders by Wedbush, the firm said it respectfully disagrees with the assertions in FINRA's complaint that is failed to provide adequate market access controls and followed the regulator's guidance.

TABB Group CEO Writes Levin, Disagrees on Ban of Payment for Order Flow

Larry Tabb, founder of TABB Group responded to U.S. Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, disagreeing with conclusions Levin shared in his July 15th letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, asking that she ban payment for order flow.

FINRA Charges Wedbush Securities for Market Access Violations, Supervisory Deficiencies

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced Monday that it has filed a complaint against Los Angeles-based Wedbush Securities Inc. for systemic supervisory and anti-money laundering (AML) violations in connection with providing direct market access and sponsored access to broker-dealers and non-registered market participants.

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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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