Commentary

Tom Doris

Managing the HFT Flood

Buyside firms need to leverage technology to stop writing checks to HFT firms with clients's money.

Traders Poll

The SEC has approved a test plan allowing the quoting of small-cap stocks in increments larger than one tick. Do you think the pilot program will be successful in boosting the trading of small-cap stocks?



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Taiwan and London Stock Exchanges Meet to Promote Trading

The executives of the Taiwan and London Stock Exchanges met face-to-face on Monday to discuss opening up their respective markets to the other in order to bolster equity trading opportunities.

Hacker Attack on Banks Shows Need to Lock Down Employee PCs

A large cybertheft against JPMorgan Chase and other big New York banks is said to have started with a break-in on an employee’s computer at home. It serves as a reminder that big problems can start in small places and that banks need to take more steps to minimize the damage from hacker attacks.

BondHawk Systems Unveils Fixed Income Trading Kit

The new fixed income trading platform features an a la carte pricing model to cut TCO by 40 percent.

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.

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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