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Stop the BS & Promote Real Transparency!

In this shared blog, David Weisberger says a recent WSJ article is wrong and that traders do need to purchase faster and more comprehensive market data to avoid being fined for violating "Best Execution" obligations.

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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.