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ICOs: Financial Innovation or Modern Day Scam?

In this new blog series from CoinRoutes, the potential for ICOs to enable public participation in the funding of new blockchain related technology ventures being important is discussed.

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40% of Buy-Side Lost Money Due to Bad Event Data and Lost Five-Figures

Almost half of survey respondents have lost money or missed a trade due to incorrect event dates, with several seeing losses exceed $1 million dollars.

We’re All HFTs Now

In this guest commentary, author Tim Quast looks back at the history of HFT and how the market has evolved to where many firms now fit the definition of high-frequency trader.

Are There Still Opportunities in Structured Credit Hedge Fund Strategies?

In this guest article, the author examines how the next credit cycle might again offer great distressed long-only beta trades at some point, but recommends investing in hedge funds that carry low market exposure right now.

Is Artificial Intelligence Ready for Financial Compliance?

In this contributed article from Daniel Fernandez at NICE, he examines the potential impact of machine learning and artificial intelligence on the financial services compliance sector.

How to Find Alpha Needles in Unstructured Data Haystacks

In this guest commentary from Wall Street Horizon, the author examines how the buy-side can sift unstructured data to find new trading opportunities.

MiFID II SI Status Unclear

Amended regulation still does not adequately define systematic internalizers, despite the new type of venue coming into force in January, according to Steve Grob, director of group strategy at Fidessa.

The Highs and Lows of Spoofing the Market

In this new commentary by Crow & Cushing, the firm examines the landmark conviction on August 7, 2017 of trader Michael Coscia for spoofing and commodities fraud. United States v. Coscia represents the first conviction under the new anti-spoofing provision in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.

Trend Trading Successfully in Low Volatility Markets

In this contributed article, the authors discuss ways to trade successfully in the current low volatility environment.

The Math Professor’s Test of Market Analytics Preparedness

In this guest article, author Patrick Flannery argues that financial firms cannot easily answer some of the more basic market questions.

Giving a Little Boost to Value Performance – With a Little Factor Awareness and Luck

In this contributed article, Axioma's Melissa Brown discusses how Value index investors shouldn't fret as their strategy is no riskier, contrary to some options, than a Growth index plan.

Rhetoric of Massachusetts Inquiry Risks Dangerous Politicization of Rebates

In this recent commentary, ViableMkts writes that the news that Massachusetts Secretary Galvin is basing an “inquiry” into firms routing practices based on a self-interested tissue of lies, is a scary proposition.

Note to the SEC on Research for Dollars: Keep it Simple

Guest contributor David Weisberger examines research and how it is paid for. He argues that brokers should be able to sell research to professionals, whose job requires them to determine its value.

In an Age of Sanctions, Keeping Pace Requires Innovation

Without a well thought-out strategy, author Phillip Lynch says financial institutions run a daily risk not just of getting fined, but of receiving serious reputational damage if they don't innovate.

Elevated Testosterone Linked to 'Reckless' Financial Trading, Study Finds

A group of researchers with the Ivey Business School at Western University in London, Ont., set out to look at the role of testosterone on the trading markets.

Reducing the Regulatory Burden on Public Companies, Yes Please But…

In this commentary, NEO's Jos Schmitt discusses regulatory requirements and needs in the Canadian equity markets.