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Robert Schuessler
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A Smarter Monkey

In this contributed piece, TIM noted that some traders do better than others when using data that has been run through certain analysis - that is, have used some form of machine learning to assist them.

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In his first public speech, SEC Chair Jay Clayton deviated from his prepared remarks and offered his own "off the cuff" comments on market issues. Do you like this change of pace?




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November 1, 2002

The Windy City Dilemma

By Staff Reports

Is it progress for options and a setback for futures on two Windy City trading floors?

At the Chicago Board Options Exchange members voted to give non-members electronic access to the exchange, a move which could draw more order flow but also means lower costs for order senders. On the other hand, a planned IPO for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is looking shaky. Observers doubt it will attract the investor interest that might be possible if the bull market was still raging. There is also a question mark over whether the Merc will more fully automate its systems prior to the planned offering. The exchange won't comment, citing the "quiet period" that must be observed for an IPO. But it says it is committed to more technology.

Meanwhile, members at the CBOE voted 556 to 211 in favor of granting electronic access privileges to outsiders. Only five members abstained.