Commentary

Derek Edward Schloss
Traders Magazine Online News

What the !@#$ is a Security Token?

In this first part of a series, Mr. Schloss will begin to explain what a security token is by explaining how the building blocks of securities law are fundamental to understanding the tremendous value security tokens will one day unlock.

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Anatomy of an ETF Challenger

Warburg Pincus is acquiring asset manager Source with eyes for more growth down the road in the ETF market space.

CBOE Set to Trade Weeklies

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange has set an April 10 date for the trading of options with a weekly expiration date.

A Bright Future For Swapping Futures

While no one expects swaps futures to take over the OTC swaps market, a movement of 5 percent of the massive OTC swaps volume would be a huge win for futures market.

Game Time

With 17 newly minted swaps execution facilities now live, and looming regulatory deadlines that will push more trading to SEFs, 2014 is expected to be the year the industry redesigned by the Dodd-Frank Act begins to really take shape.

The Big Data Edge for Hedge Funds

The term "big data" has been around for some time, but questions remain exactly how hedge funds and other buysiders exploit the vast stores of data that has never been available to them in the past, which continue to grow each day.

CBOE Bets On Volatility Trading

Leveraging the popularity of its CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the Chicago Board Options Exchange closed 2013 with a spate of activity that has included introducing several new volatility products and expanding its trading hours to accommodate European trading.

Sun's Equities Tech Helps Options

High-speed trading shop Sun Trading plans to make a splash in the options world by leveraging the trading infrastructure it uses for equities.

A New Algo Option

With Autobahn Options, Deutsche Bank hopes to address the needs of options traders who are looking for new trading formulas.

Piece of the Action

Small options market MIAX trades ownership stake for order flow in deal with six big firms.

Mariner Bets on Stormy Seas

A new multi-strategy incubation fund is placing bets on predicted volatility and a tighter, less forgiving investment environment.

New Addition

Responding to the success of some options exchanges in offering a maker-taker pricing model, the International Securities Exchange launched ISE Gemini in early August.

Above the Fray

I.A. Englander Expands Into Prime Brokerage to Sustain its High-Touch Model

Nanoseconds for All?

UBS' Matt Senecal and Hyannis Port's Tony Amicangioli predict the spread of high-speed trading to asset managers

Seeking Alpha

Lake Hill Capital, a hedge fund that trades options, is seeing demand for its alpha-seeking strategy as concerns over Black Swan events subside.

On the Outside, Wanting In

Three options market-making firms have petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission to require the four options exchanges that operate floors to expose large block trades to all market participants-both on-floor and off-floor-electronically.