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NASD OATS Deadline Extension Seems Likely

Traders Magazine, January 1998

Staff Reports

Under prodding by market makers, the National Association of Securities Dealers is proposing to push back its phase-in of a system designed to electronically capture more than two dozen trade details.

The first component of the Order Audit Trail System (OATS), the direct entry and capture of trade information, was originally to be implemented this August. Non-electronic procedures were to be covered starting Jan. 1, 1999, followed by all other orders on Jan. 31, 2000.

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