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Stung, Options Market Makers Send Out SOS

Traders Magazine, July 2008

Peter Chapman

Traders in the options industry, under siege from structural changes, are calling on exchanges and regulators to change their rules so that they can survive in the rapidly changing business. New developments such as pennies, access fees and hidden orders are taxing market makers' ability to get trades done, as well as cutting into their profits. They can adapt, they say, but need rule reform to make it possible.

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