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John D'Antona Jr.
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October 2014

Palo Alto FX Trader Looks for Volatility

By Phil Albinus

Daniel Lucas of Merk Investments is leading the foreign exchange charge in the buyside firmís offices in the heart of Silicon Valley.

ALGO UPDATE: Pragma Offers Spot FX Currency Algos

By John D'Antona Jr.

The $5.4 trillion currency market is going electronic ó and Pragma is getting in the game now with its own algorithms targeting the $2 trillion spot market. The service bureau provider will start offering a variety of algorithms specifically for FX, ranging from simple TWAP to more complex liquidity seekers that minimize market impact.

REDI Hires Buy- and SellSide Trio to Grow New England Business

By John D'Antona Jr.

REDI continues its growth and expansion after becoming an independent firm and leaving Goldman Sachs by hiring three industry veterans - both from the buy- and sellside.

The Wall Street and Washington DC Revolving Door

By Tim Quast

Did the Founding Fathers imagine a world where former politicians and regulators would cross the aisle to work for the same firms they once managed and regulated? Contributor Tim Quast takes a look at the recent hiring of Eric Cantor.

Can Traders Survive the Commodities Exodus?

By Renee Caruthers

With a growing number of investment banks exiting commodities, what will the future of commodities trading look like?

Wedbush Fires Back at Finra: "We Followed Your Rules and Guidance"

By John D'Antona Jr.

Wedbush Securities isn't going gently into that good night regarding the recent Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's complaint against the firm. In a statement provided to Traders by Wedbush, the firm said it respectfully disagrees with the assertions in FINRA's complaint that is failed to provide adequate market access controls and followed the regulator's guidance.

FINRA Charges Wedbush Securities for Market Access Violations, Supervisory Deficiencies

By John D'Antona Jr.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced Monday that it has filed a complaint against Los Angeles-based Wedbush Securities Inc. for systemic supervisory and anti-money laundering (AML) violations in connection with providing direct market access and sponsored access to broker-dealers and non-registered market participants.

Why Trading Floors Are Shrinking

By Gregg Wirth

A wave of ground-breaking innovation and lower volumes has forced floor traders to face a new reality: a smaller, more intimate trading floor.