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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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May 26, 2005

Expenses Scandal Rocks Boston

By Gregory Bresiger

Many pros in Boston's clubby trading community are playing it safe with travel and entertainment expenses. "You can't even give away tickets to a Red Sox game anymore," one Beantown pro told Traders Magazine. He said Boston based buyside and sellside firms are on alert since the SEC began investigating golf outings arranged by one Wall Street dealer for Fidelity trader Scott DeSano. Indeed, the regulators have been penalizing extravagant gift giving. For decades, the NASD has imposed a cap. The limit is now $100. "Unfortunately," says the same pro, "if a buyside client is lavishly wined and dined by a sellside pro, the expectation is that he routes his orders to the sellsider's desk."