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Are Speed-Bumps, Market Structure's "Back to the Future?"

Guest commentator David Weisberger examines the validity of the latest iteration of the speed bump as put forth by CHX and wonders if it is a step backwards.

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CEO CHAT: Global Liquidity's Lang Says Dark Pools Are “Clean”

In a blog shared with Traders Magazine, Global Liquidity Partners CEO Tim Lang shares his thoughts on the toxicity levels of U.S. dark pools.

Research as a Service: Assessing the Implications of MiFID II on Investment Research

Research aggregators have offered the buy side access to research via a platform with transparent pricing, usage analytics, and budgeting tools. Celent explores key drivers of the success of these platforms - such as pricing strategies.

Blockchain Offers Banks Potential, But HFT Provides Benefits Now

In an op-ed that first appeared in Banking Technology, Modern Markets Initiative CEO Bill Harts says that high-frequency trading provides as much technological prowess as does the blockchain.

Are Speed-Bumps, Market Structure’s “Back to the Future”? (and is the CHX Biff Tannen?)

Guest commentator David Weisberger examines the validity of the latest iteration of the speed bump as put forth by CHX and wonders if it is a step backwards.

TRADING THE WEEK: Market Meanders Post-FOMC

In this week's outlook ad recap, the equities market breathes a sigh of relief now that the Federal Reserve has raised short-term interest rates and the market has digested its statement. Traders reported they are relaxing a bit and letting stocks trade on their own merits.

Equity ETF Inflows Hit $32.5 Billion in February

Against the backdrop of the S&P 500 Index up 3.7% in February and 5.6% year-to-date (as of 2/28/17), investors continued to turn to ETFs to increase their equity exposure, as $32.5 billion of net new assets flowed into equity ETFs during the month, according to the US ETF Flash Flows report from State Street Global Advisors.

Hedge Funds Look for 3.5% Inflow Growth in 2017

After a stellar 2016, the hedge fund industry continues to look forward to great things, shooting for a 3.5% growth rate in assets this year.

Bringing Sexy Back to FIX – Part 2 "Next-Generation Market Access"

In this post, Trading Technologies' Drew Shields focuses on market access, and in a third and final post in this little trilogy to follow, he’ll discuss how to leverage TT for compliance and data retention.

CEO CHAT: Omega Securities Debotte Targets 10% Market Share

Sean Debotte, Chief Executive Officer of Canada’s Omega Securities, operator of the Omega and Lynx ATS’, has set his sights high- looking to growth his market share to 10 percent within the next 18 months. Debotte sat down with Traders Magazine recently to explain just how his two venues will achieve this.

TRADING THE WEEK:  Not When, But How Much?

Check out this week's outlook and forecast for the equities markets - where the debate is centered on how much the FOMC will raise short -term interest rates.

Rolet Says Exchanges Need Scale

Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Group, said the exchange sector still requires scale despite the possibility of the European Commission blocking its planned merger with Deutsche Börse.

‘Trump Bump’ Boosts Small Caps

Small cap stocks had an outsized response to the outcome of the US election while trading patterns of exchange-traded funds reversed in January from the end of last year.

Nearly 74% Think Trump Will Have a Positive Impact on Markets

A recent survey by Convergex titled, “Take Your Trump-erature,” found that almost 74% of respondents think President Trump will have a positive impact on the financial markets while only 40% approve of the job Trump is doing thus far.

Is Risk Really as Low as You Think?

In this contributed article, Axioma's Melissa Brown writes that many portfolio managers may not be able to sit back and enjoy the relatively low level of risk evident in the market now. In fact, they may need to be more vigilant than ever.

TRADING THE WEEK:  What, the Fed Again?

What’s old is new again in the equities trading markets – talk of what the Federal Reserve will do at its upcoming policy meeting.

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