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David Weisberger
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Stop the BS & Promote Real Transparency!

In this shared blog, David Weisberger says a recent WSJ article is wrong and that traders do need to purchase faster and more comprehensive market data to avoid being fined for violating "Best Execution" obligations.

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August 31, 1998

Hidden Under Lock and Key of NASD!

By Staff Reports

In an interesting aside to the continuing debate about the Short Order Execution System, the National Association of Securities Dealers has made it clear where it wants SOES terminals placed strictly beyond the physical touch of the public customer.

Rules currently contain a provision that requires SOES order-entry firms to maintain the physical security of Nasdaq equipment located on the premises of the broker dealers to prevent unauthorized entry of information into SOES. According to an NASD Notice to Members last month, the NASD has, to date, interpreted this provision as barring firms from providing direct electronic entry to public customers.

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