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Reg NMS To Drive Tighter Markets?

Traders Magazine, November 2006

Nina Mehta

Tighter spreads and more size at the inside-that's what many are predicting once new rules governing the sharing of market data fees by self-regulatory organizations kick in next April. Regulation NMS will shift the current methodology of allocating market data revenues to SROs based solely on trades to one based on quotes and trades. The shift was driven by the Securities and Exchange Commission's desire to reward market centers for their contribution to the price discovery process and to curtail distorting practices such as "tape shredding."

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