Elaine Wah

Modern Markets, Modern Metrics - A Blog By IEX

In this blog by IEX's Elaine Wah, the newest public exchange looks to refute public claims that the metrics it uses are designed to inflate its own volume numbers and mislead people.

Traders Poll

In his first public speech, SEC Chair Jay Clayton deviated from his prepared remarks and offered his own "off the cuff" comments on market issues. Do you like this change of pace?

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TRADING THE WEEK: Volume Drops Amid Earnings and Ahead of FOMC

The summer trade is in full swing with volume lingering below 6 billion shares a day and traders clinging to any type of data point in the hopes of spurring activity. This week earnings or the Fed might just goose volumes - maybe?

Yale Study on IEX is "Flawed" - Exquam Blog

In a blog on the ViableMkts website Wednesday, Exquam's David Weisberger argues that a recent Yale University study published in the New York Times on IEX is inaccurate and skewed as the University's endowment has an investment in the nation's newest exchange.

Barchart Fintech Event Provides Fresh Market Data Insights

At its annual FinTech Exchange event held in Chicago,, convened over 200 market data professionals attending the event to provide insights and observations on trends impacting the financial market data ecosystem, and what that means for the future.


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.