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Ronan Ryan
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Know Your Role

The newest US stock exchange, IEX, asks, "what is an exchange" and how can it help the buy-side.

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Nasdaq has announced that it is formulating an "extended life" order type designed to compete with IEX. Does that make you more likely to trade on Nasdaq?



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Sandler O’Neill’s Repetto Looks At Nasdaq’s ELO Order Type

One analyst's examination of exchange operator Nasdaq’s newest order type designed to help it better compete against the stock market’s newest exchange, IEX.

Modern Networks' Quast Says Reg NMS Is “Lousy” Idea and Needs Reform

Regulation National Market Structure needs reform – and right now. But fixing it could take an act of the Almighty, according to one market structure expert.

Know Your Role

The newest US stock exchange, IEX, asks, "what is an exchange" and how can it help the buy-side.

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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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