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Ronald Jordan
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Understanding Your Data is No Longer Optional

In this contributed article from Global Markets Advisory Group, the advisory discusses the importance of data and how organizations should augment existing skill sets and capabilities to add a data-focused perspective to their operating fabric.

Traders Poll

Do you expect SEC Chairman Jay Clayton to push for regulation in the cryptocurrency issuance and trading markets?

Yes

74%

No

5%

The CFTC will push for regulation

21%

Arbitrage & The Efficient Market

An efficient market, one that accurately reflects the prices of stocks, is a goal of any free market economic system. But an efficient market just doesn’t happen by itself, it’s helped by robust trading activity. For more information, visit: www.bloombergtradebook.com.

Q&A

Q: Are there other types of arbitrage opportunities that HFT firms look for?

A: Sure. Anytime a stock’s price doesn’t really reflect its true value is an arbitrage opportunity, especially if it’s likely the price will return to where it should be soon. Merger rumors, earnings anticipation, executive changes are all “news” events that could create price movement in a stock and create an arbitrage opportunity.

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