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January/February 2016

Bitcoin, Algos and Dark Pool Fines: The Traders 2016 Outlook

By The Editors of Traders

Our editors look at the news stories and trends from last year that will have the biggest impact in the coming 12 months. It was a year of eye-popping fines, slipping trading volumes, and new technologies for Bitcoin and more. 2016 will be quite a year.

Buyside Profile: A Radical Fixed-Income Method

By Phil Albinus

Bond trader Zachary Chavis of Sage Advisory is trading more with fellow buyside traders than with the traditional broker-dealer counterparties. The reason: deeper liquidity and tighter control.

Buyside Compensation Expected Flat to Down 5% in 2015

By John D'Antona Jr.

These are the good oleí days for pay if youíre a buyside trader. Donít expect them to last though.

Blockchain Adoption Seen As Early as Q2 2016, Tabb Reports

By John D'Antona Jr.

Like a runaway freight train, blockchain technology is coming to the financial markets, including equities, as soon as early next year.

Three Firms Remain in Running to Build U.S. Consolidated Audit Trail

By John D'Antona Jr.

The U.S. equity markets self-regulatory organizations have created a short list of three finalist firms who will build the much anticipated stock market consolidated audit trail.

The National Stock Exchange Re-Launches Trading Operations

By Phil Albinus

The re-opened exchange aims to offer low fees and new technologies to the buyside.

Unraveling the Ramifications of the ETF Bubble

By Tim Quast

The risk of an ETF bubble is very real as guest commentator Tim Quast suggests in this op-ed where he paints an engaging and detailed picture of what might lie ahead if this asset class continues its meteoric growth. Registration Statement Covering Digital Securities Declared Effective

By John D'Antona Jr.

In an exclusive interview with Traders, chief executive officer Patrick Byrne told Traders that the Securities and Exchange Commission has declared Overstockís registration statement covering the issuance of digital securities effective.

IEX Petition to SEC Could Create Two Tiered Exchange Model

Guest commentator David Weisberger talks about how the current IEX proposal to become an exchange would only create a two-tiered market and that the ATS would be given a competitive advantage over broker dealers.

Wolverine Adds Posting Logic to Options App

By John D'Antona Jr.

Options traders who want to use their own trade inputs to target vega in their options trades need look no further.

NYSE Discontinues Usage of Stop and GTC Orders

By John D'Antona Jr.

Looks like traders at the nationís oldest stock exchange are about to lose two order types next year.

Buyside Traders Get New App Help Direct Trades into the Market

Thomson Reuters has announced a new app tailored specifically to the buyside equity trader that brings key Eikon capabilities together into a single intuitive dashboard to help them quickly direct trades into the market.

Why the SIP Should Be Sped Up

Adam Nunes of Hudson River Trading writes that itís time to move the SIP discussion ahead and enact concrete proposals to fundamentally update this critical piece of market infrastructure mandated by regulatory directives.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: ITG Hires Blake as CEO of TriAct Canada

By John D'Antona Jr.

See who ITG hired as its new CEO for its TriAct group as well as two new appointees for its Board of Directors. Also, Global Prime Partners has snagged a new head of Prime Brokerage from a bulge broker and which former Citi equity trading head left the broker to go to one of its clients.

UBS Hires Citi's Russell as CIO

Kevin Russell, former global head of equity trading at Citigroup Inc., is joining UBS OíConnor LLC as chief investment officer.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: Barclays Names New Euro Equity Head

By John D'Antona Jr.

Barclays has named Richard Evans, previously its COO for equities in EMEA, as its new head of equities business in the region, while an ex-Virtu alum joined a European high-speed trading firm. All this and more in today's On the Move.