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Frustration Mounts on OATS Challenge

Traders Magazine, February 1998

Jeffrey L. Winograd

Frustration over the momentous task of implementing the National Association of Securities Dealers' Order Audit Trail System (OATS) may be unnerving both regulators and the trading community.

At press time, however, the current stumbling blocks pushing back the phase-in from August to Jan 1., 1999 under NASD prodding, and deciding the technical specifications look set to be surmounted.

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