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David Weisberger

Does Exchange Fragmentation Really Hurt the Equity Market?

In today's commentary, RegOne's David Weisberger looks back at the "good old days" when there were two exchanges. He said this setup was not necessarily that good and, despite the fear of the unknown, technology and venue competition generally lead to progress.

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So How Does European Unbundling Affect The Buyside and Sellside?

It looks like the potential effects of "unbundling" commissions in Europe for its traders will have a system-wide impact - effecting both the institutional trader and sales trader alike.

It's a Bull Market for Speed Trader Virtu as Greece Roils Stocks

High frequency firm Virtu Financial is thriving in the current volatile trading markets - whether its Greece-inflicted volatility or simplyposting solid earnings - the firm is on fire.

Does Exchange Fragmentation Really Hurt the Equity Market?

In today's commentary, RegOne's David Weisberger looks back at the "good old days" when there were two exchanges were not necessarily that good and, despite the fear of the unknown, technology and venue competition generally lead to progress.

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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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