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Eric Noll
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A Tick Pilot Update from Convergex

In this commentary from Convergex's Eric Noll, he reports that the tick pilot is producing expected results - such as increased trade size and more price volatility. However, he noted that one test group bears closer scrutiny amid information leakage concerns.

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AQMetrics Adds MiFID II Readiness Enhancements to RegTech Solution

Cloud-based risk and compliance platform adds features to help buy-side and sell-side better prepare for MiFID II obligations.

Wall Street Horizon and Estimize Partner to Help Investors Find Alpha

Wall Street Horizon, a corporate events surveillance firm, and Estimize, a financials estimates platform, announced they have partnered to provide their respective datasets to each other’s platforms in an effort to help investors find additional sources of alpha.

CBOE’S Historical Data Now on LIVEVOL Data Shop

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced that its historical market data service formerly operated by Market Data Express (MDX) has migrated to CBOE Livevol Data Shop on January 6.

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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.

New Blood

Fresh-faced yet experienced graduates are entering investment firms in strong numbers. Traders looks at this crop of bright young things and the new skills and placing new demands on the buyside.

The New Topic

Some unintended consequences from the credit crisis of 2008 and the regulations that followed have come to light. Also, buyside firms are gathering their traders to rate the research and execution services from the sellside in relentlessly thorough scoring sessions.

A Clear Answer on HFT

High-frequency traders and supporters claim that HFT is helpful to the equity market. The data presents a starkly different story.

Better Data Emerges After Rules Battle

Once the fight for new regulations settled down, an unintended victor has emerged: the data and data systems used by today's traders.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Over the past year, the liquidity in emerging currencies grew in fits and starts quarter to quarter. Traders asked FX veterans for their outlook on the next 12 months.

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