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The Periodic Table

Fidessa's Steve Grob has written a response to Marcus Ferber writing to ESMA condemning periodic auctions. The blog strongly criticizes Ferber's approach, and looks at the problems behind the "lit is good and dark is bad" attitude.

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April 30, 2004

A Faster Market On the Horizon?

By Gregory Bresiger

Michael LaBranche, CEO of the NYSE's largest specialist firm, says the fast market provisions of the proposed Reg NMS trade-through plan could force the Big Board to make technological changes.

"How will the fast market exception to the contemplated anti-trade-through procedures affect us? It may force us to abandon certain auction market principles to become a fast market," LeBranche wrote to regulators.