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September 2015

ALGO UPDATE: Liquidnet and IEX Create Dark Strategy

By John D'Antona Jr.

Liquidnet, the equity block trading pool, and IEX, the buyside- sponsored ATS that wants to help the buyside avoid predatory traders and find the elusive block trade, have joined together to create a new algorithm that will help the buyside find liquidity.

How Secure Is the Buyside?

By Phil Albinus

It was a ploy as brazen as it was ingenious. A team of rogue traders from the U.S. teamed up with clever hackers and traders in Ukraine to break into the servers of major media firms. See how this latest cyber attack could spell trouble for the buyside.

How Will T+2 Settlement Change the Landscape of European Central Securities Depositories?

By Rob Daly

The European Union reached its latest milestone in creating a single capital market union when four European central securities depositories (CSDs) went live on the TARGET2-Securities (T2S) settlement engine in late June. See what the effects are right here.

Exchange Monopolies, Really?

By David Weisberger

In this guest commentary, RegOne solutions' David Weisberger examines one executive's proposal that exchanges have an exclusive listing of small cap stocks and if it's a good idea?

An Exchange Grows in Delaware? Two Trading Venues Being Planned

By John D'Antona Jr.

So, is stock trading coming to the Republic's first state? It could be, if a Delaware company led by prominent figures in national financial and political circles, including a former NYSE executive and top aide to Vice President Joe Biden, can raise a $15 million bond from investors.

IEX Readies Application for Transition to Public Exchange

By John D'Antona Jr.

IEX, the buyside-sponsored alternative trading system, is on the verge of becoming a full-fledged exchange.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: EBS Forms Exec Team, RJO Hires FX Head

By John D'Antona Jr.

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP's electronic foreign exchange hired and named a new executive team to lead its charge into the currency space, while RJO also added a foreign exchange pro to help it build out its business. Also, CBOE promoted an executive to senior business development and more in today's Traders On the Move.

CBOE Set To List VIX 'Weeklys' Options Beginning October 8

By John D'Antona Jr.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) recently unveiled plans to list options with weekly expirations on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) beginning Thursday, October 8, 2015.

Global Equity Trading Values on the Rise in H1 2015, Up 36% WFE Says

By John D'Antona Jr.

Global equity trading volumes are on the rise.The World Federation of Exchanges has published its Market Highlights Report for the first semester of 2015 and noted that value of worldwide share trading rose 36% to $59 trillion USD in the first half of 2015. Check out the breakdown in this report.

TD Ameritrade Creates Trading Tool based on Trader's Market Perception

By John D'Antona Jr.

Traders who execute orders in options are getting a tool that works based of their perception of the market - where it is and where it could be going.

Fidessa Unveils Enhanced Equities Trading Platform

By Phil Albinus

The new tool is designed to let brokers monitor all live orders simultaneously and identify any outliers in real time.

Nasdaq Expects to Be First Exchange Using Bitcoin Technology

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. expects to become the first major exchange operator to use the technology behind bitcoin when a project in its private-companies business goes live in the fourth quarter.

Blockchain Trading Technology Is Coming to the Capital Markets, Greenwich Says

By John D'Antona Jr.

Bitcoin is coming to the marketplace and now the financial trading industry is looking at ways to integrate the leading cyber-currency trading technology into their systems.