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Deeply Concerned' SEC Studies Order Flow Arrangements

Traders Magazine, October 2000

William Hoffman

The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Economic Analysis is using the results of an in-depth study of 400 stocks to determine whether further steps are needed to resolve concerns about internalization and payment for order flow.

The study monitors 200 randomly-chosen issues from Nasdaq and 200 New York Stock Exchange-listed issues, utilizing comparisons not previously available of order execution quality for the same securities traded on both exchanges and by individual market centers.

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