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December 2014

Top 10 Trends That Rocked the Trading Floor

By John D'Antona Jr, Phil Albinus and Renee Caruthers

Traders examines the impact the top trends had on the past 12 months, and what role they may play in the coming year. A different one will appear each day, Today, the growth of commissions for the first time in recent memory is featured.

LBR's Raschke Says Trading Options Provides More Bang for the Buck

By Phil Albinus

Linda Bradford Raschke doesn't consider herself a buyside trader as she loves futures and not equities. Why? As Raschke puts it, she just loves the strategy and the trading of futures better than equities.

Goldman, BoA and Morgan Stanley Top N American Equity Derivative Brokers

By John D'Antona Jr.

Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley have all maintained their top 3 positions and rankings as the leading brokers of flow equity derivatives to North American institutional investors.

Wells Fargo Shuts Dark Pool on Volume Drought

By John D'Antona Jr.

Plagued by light investor demand and competition from other major alternative trading venues such as Crossfinder and Liquidnet, Wells Fargo the company announced late last week it was closing the pool.

Traders Publisher Ken Heath Has Passed Away

By Phil Albinus

The longtime publisher of Traders Magazine was a beloved figure in the trading and publishing community.

ITG Announces POSIT 3.0 Algorithm Rollout

By John D'Antona Jr.

ITG's newest dark pool algorithm, POSIT 3.0, is now available to all its U.S. clients, and sometime next year to its European customers.

Metamako Combines FPGA Tech and High-Speed Switching for Delivery

By John D'Antona Jr.

Metamako has built a new hyper-fast trading system that combines the features of an FPGA with Metamako's 4 nanosecond MetaConnect switching technology. The result, traders can route orders faster.

Regulation SCI's Hidden Costs May Cause Sticker Shock

By Rob Daly

How much are institutional investors willing to pay for improved market resiliency and fewer IT crashes? They're about to find out and they may want to be sitting down when they ask for estimates.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: Concannon to BATS; JPM Announces Execution Services Leaders

By John D'Antona Jr.

BATS Global Markets announced the appointment of former HFT pro Chris Concannon as its president while JPMorgan has named its management team for its Execution Services group. All this and more in today's Traders On the Move.