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No Apologies, Please: Michael Bird, is a country boy with intelligence and determination. He's the

Traders Magazine, August 2001

Sanford Wexler

Michael Bird thinks equity traders have taken enough abuse from the securities industry. Bird, a smart country boy now working as a director of Nasdaq trading at Merrill Lynch & Co. in the Big Apple, thinks equity traders do not need to apologize. He blames their tendency to do so on the reverberation from the investigations of alleged price collusion in the trading industry by the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The memory of those events, although fading, is not easily erased.

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