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Victor Yodaiken

NYSE Halt Shows the Industry Needs a New Approach to Time

The SIP regulation which went into effect on July 11 further draws more attention to the centrality of time synchronization for data integrity in financial markets.

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Global Buyside Favor Global Macro Strategies Most, Credit Suisse Survey Says

Well, the results are in and one investing strategy emerged on top globally - Global Macro. That's according to the latest Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey, which was just released.

Deutsche Boerse’s New CEO Likes ‘Formidable’ U.S. Market

Carsten Kengeter became Deutsche Boerse AG’s chief executive officer two months ago, but he’s already making his mark on the exchange operator.

Nine Charts That Show the U.S. Bull Market Is Thinning

That sense of abandonment you’re feeling in equities is real. Breadth is drying up. Here are nine charts that show the rally is relying on fewer and fewer companies to maintain its gains.

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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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