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The Periodic Table

Fidessa's Steve Grob has written a response to Marcus Ferber writing to ESMA condemning periodic auctions. The blog strongly criticizes Ferber's approach, and looks at the problems behind the "lit is good and dark is bad" attitude.

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The ETF Ecosystem

Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, have been a revolutionary change for investors—both institutional and retail—because of their transparency, exchange listing, tax efficiency and lower fees. ETF’s sheer numbers and assets under management have grown dramatically in the past few years. But who are the key players that make the ETF market work? Watch now. For more information, visit www.bloombergtradebook.com

Q&A

Q: Why have ETFs become so popular with investors?

A: Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, are diversified baskets of securities—like several stocks in a particular industry sector—that trades as a single security on an exchange throughout the trading day. Investors like the diversification, low cost and ease of trading of ETFs. Also, ETFs can give smaller investors exposure to a wide variety of asset classes—like commodities or foreign currencies—that may be difficult for them to access normally.

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