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Jared Dillian
Traders Magazine Online News

Was it Worth It?

In this piece from 10th Man, author Jared Dillian discusses how the ETF revolution is less about ETFs and more about indexing; about how people have come to view stocks less as stocks and more as blobs of stocks.

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April 1, 2004

Reducing the Risk In Trade Settlement

By Editorial Staff

On the heels of the SEC's market structure reform proposals Regulation NMS comes a separate effort by the agency to shake up the trade processing industry. In a concept release, the SEC offers various ways to reduce settlement risk. These include the introduction of central matching,' as well as same day completion of the confirmation and affirmation process between buyside and sellside counterparties.