Commentary

Erik Hoel
Traders Magazine Online News

Will The Bitcoin Bubble Pop Or Will It Envelop Us All?

Guest contributor Erik Hoel asks the question whether the worst is over for bitcoin holders, or still yet to come, what is yet to come? And why.

Traders Poll

In your opinion, what is the biggest hurdle facing the blockchain?

Cost of implementation

17%

Too many systems available

23%

Not applicable to my business

3%

Uncomfortable with the technology

33%

Nobody else is using it

23%

Free Site Registration

January 1, 2005

Online Broker Tries Institutional

By Staff Reports

Can E*Trade Financial hack it in the U.S.? E*Trade is now battling for market share in the institutional sales business with Swiss banking heavyweight UBS, which stunned the trading world recently when it bought Schwab Capital Markets. Schwab itself tried but ultimately exited the institutional market.

E*Trade begins with a strong overseas institutional equity presence. The latter was built, in part, by the recent buy of TIR International. E*Trade's future will be determined in the U.S. where it has some 15 traders, a number it expects to double. E*Trade recently hired a former Schwab Soundview Capital Markets senior managing director, Dave Scialabba, to oversee the expansion.