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A Tick Pilot Update from Convergex

In this commentary from Convergex's Eric Noll, he reports that the tick pilot is producing expected results - such as increased trade size and more price volatility. However, he noted that one test group bears closer scrutiny amid information leakage concerns.

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What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

In this guest commentary from David Weisberger of IHS Markit, he examines the fact that most buyside firms only analyze the executions that they receive from their broker dealers, but not all of the unfilled orders sent on their behalf. These unfilled, unmeasured orders, however, provide needed insight into both opportunity cost and market impact.

Making Small Caps Great Again - A Tick Pilot Update from Convergex

In this commentary from Convergex's Eric Noll, he reports that the tick pilot is producing expected results - such as increased trade size and more price volatility. However, he noted that one test group bears closer scrutiny amid information leakage concerns.

MiFID II - A Year to Go – More or Less

Christian Voigt, Senior Regulatory Adviser at Fidessa., offers a brief outlook on the mass of regulation deadlines instigated by the looming MiFID II.

FX Volatility “Trumping” Forward into 2017

The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency has boosted trading volume and volatility in currencies, and many see an opportunity to generate profits that has eluded them for several years.

The Blind Men and the Elephant

Guest commentator David Weisberger explains that understanding a broker's routing process can shed light on the effectiveness of an institutional trader.

Barclays' Joe Mecane Talks About Trends in 2017

Joe Mecane, managing director, global head of electronic equities product at Barclays took a few moments to discuss his thoughts on the coming year with regards to trading.

The Buy Side Must Embrace Price Making

Institutional investors face a difficult decision when it comes to trading corporate bonds: Should they be the price makers for their trades?

Dodd-Frank: To Repeal or Not to Repeal Title VII?

Ever since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law, there have been calls from various quarters for its repeal, modification, or replacement. This year, during the U.S. Presidential pre-election period, the decibel level of the Dodd-Frank repeal noise was raised significantly and it remains a front-and-center issue post-election with multiple factions espousing various changes to the legislation. …

TRADING THE WEEK: Santa Claus Rally Continues as Dow Tests 20,000

In this week's outlook and review, traders continue to watch the DJIA test new highs while holding off selling positions in the current rally. The outlook remains bullish with the Fed out of the way and a light economic calendar.

Welcome to the "New Abnormal"

State Street Global Advisors, in its 2017 ETF and Investment Outlook, shared with Traders Magazine that it expects modest economic growth in 2017 as monetary policy gives way to fiscal policy and infrastructure spending in the US and potentially elsewhere. See what else the money manager has to say about ETFs and the economy in general, right here.

What Hedge Funds Can Learn From ETFs

In this contributed article, Convergex's Doug Nelson talks about how managers of fundamentally oriented hedge funds can learn a lot from the U.S. listed exchange traded fund (ETF) industry: not about investing, but rather marketing.

TRADING THE WEEK: Market Hangs High Ahead of FOMC

In our weekly outlook, the equity markets continue to trade near record highs and traders said that should remain the case, propelled by solid economic data and the post-Trump rally, as well as confidence that the Federal Reserve will finally raise short-term interest rates this week.

Brexit Bashing from Brussels to Backfire?

With political smoke signals from all sides pointing towards hard Brexit, Rob Boardman, European CEO of equities broker ITG, argues why it is not in Europe’s interest to cut economic ties with the City.

Fund Managers Find Little Value in Broker Research

Nearly two-thirds, 61%, of fund managers said they find little or no value in broker research, according to new research. This is not encouraging for current providers as new regulations will force the buyside to pay for research and assess its value.

The CFTC (Still) Wants Your Intellectual Property

Given today’s level of competition, market participants view source code as the key to their success.The firm of Crow and Cushman discusses the implications of Reg AT and how it affects traders.

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