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Brijesh Malkan
Traders Magazine Online News

Solving the Last Mile Problem in Investment Research

One executive takes a forward look at how will the research value proposition change over the short to medium term, and what are the products and strategies managers will turn to?

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday July 1999 thru 2015
As summer continues, Traders Magazine looks back at July. Almost two decades ago, the IPO craze was hitting the stock market – literally – as both the NYSE and its main competitor NASDAQ – were both considering going public and moving to a profit-oriented model. Thirteen years ago rival exchange NYSE was struggling and losing a public relations war. More recently, the Canadian markets were starting to embrace electronic trading - following the lead of the US. And just two years ago, Traders Magazine got its first look at the IEX trading floor.

July 7, 2017

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Catching Up

Stock trading in the Great North had always been the purview of a select number of big banks and done via telephony using human sales traders. Electronic tools and dark pools were barely used as Canadian regulations drove trades into the public markets. But now in 2017 has Canada changed with the times? And has any change been for the better? Source: Traders Magazine Online News

June 30, 2017

FLASHBACK FRIDAY GALLERY: Cleveland Security Traders Association Summer Outing at the Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant

In our final June installment of FLASHBACK FRIDAY this month, Traders Magazine takes a stroll down memory lane and the images from the June 2005 Cleveland Security Traders Association Summer Outing at the Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant. Source: Traders Magazine Online News

June 23, 2017

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Reg NMS Debate Goes On and On

The time year was 2005 and the SEC had just passed the new Regulation National Market System (Reg NMS) proviso, setting the stage for a brave new world in the equities trading markets. But, like today, the controversial set of rules and procedures, was up for debate as to whether it would either help or hurt traders and investors. Source: Traders Magazine Online News

June 16, 2017

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: New York Stock Exchange Roils Options World

It was a time of acquisition mania in the options mart back in 2005 as the NYSE has just purchased rival Arca Ex, which in turn had itself just acquired the Pacific Coast Exchange. The grab for market share in these equity derivatives exchanges was the key to profitability, the thinking went. But compared to today’s trend of increased fragmentation in options, the idea of monopoly or oligopoly seems ludicrous. Source: Traders Magazine Online News

June 9, 2017

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Are Commission Rates Finally Slowing Down? Report Notes Leveling in Institutional Equity-Trade

It’s no secret to anyone nowadays in the equities business that commission rates have fallen dramatically from their 2008 highs, as the financial crisis and the competitive and electronic nature of trading has eroded brokers’ ability to charge more. But, back before the turn of the century, commission rates were a robust 6 or 7 cents per share and when compared to years prior, falling. Source: Traders Magazine Online News

June 2, 2017

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Mixed Blessing of Technology Spending - Desks Must Spend on Technology to Remain Competitive

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Technology has been said to be the one constant in an ever-changing world. Back in 1998, trading floors such as Nasdaq’s, were coping with new technologies – like the Internet FIX Protocol and others - that while costly, was needed for survival in the 21st century. Source: Traders Magazine Online News