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Brian Decker
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Three Reasons the "Downs" Have Greater Impact In An "Up and Down" Stock Market

Brian Decker, a financial planner and founder of Decker Retirement Planning Inc., argues that it is much more important for investors to consider the downside in turbulent markets than the upside.

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ON THE MOVE: Nasdaq Promotes Dague; Auerbach Names New Head of Equities

– The weekly recap of hires, job moves and promotions around Wall Street.


SEC Delivers Clarity on Cryptocurrencies, Tokens and What is a Security

– In this contributed article, industry consultancy GMAG examines the SEC’s recent announcement about the status of Bitcoin and Ether as being “not securities”.


Minium and Exactpro Partner on Clearing Risk Management & Post-Trade Processing

– Partnership with Exactpro provides independent functional and non-functional testing, offering Minium’s clients the highest level of transparency and confidence in the quality of the Minium system.


Global Exchange Revenues Hit $30.7 Billion in 2017

– In its latest report, the latest Burton Taylor reports surging transaction and information services revenues drive profits.


OPINION: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

– Guest editor Rob Daly offers up insights regarding venture-type exchanges and their place in the market.


Financial Services Committee Unanimously Passes Hultgren’s Options Markets Stability Act

– The legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) would facilitate liquidity in options markets by calling on bank regulators to provide targeted capital relief.


18 Blockchain Predictions for 2018

– In this contributed article, commentator Andrew Keys offers up his predictions and prognostications for blockchain during the last half of the year.


Ballooning Broker Fees - Why Banks Need to Mind the Gap

– In this contributed article, Meritsoft CEO Kerril Burke differentiates between the best and worst rates offered up by brokers and how the fees they charge stack up.


Weekly Corporate Event Highlights

– Staying on top of corporate events is critical for any investment firm. Here are the selected events from Wall Street Horizon impacting the most widely held securities scheduled for this week.


Global FX Code Gains Adoption but Last Look is a Thorny Issue

– Guest contributor Ivy Schmerken delves into the Global FX Code and how man buy-side firms are not comfortable with the inclusion of last look and pre-hedging in the code.


RSRCHXchange Survey Reveals MiFID II Drives Global Standards for Unbundling

– Global poll of 418 fund managers representing over $30trn in AUM reveals research unbundling is expanding to the US and Asia, is mostly seen as positive for end investors, although bad for brokers, while smaller companies are expected to be more negatively affected.


Thomson Reuters Expands Sentiment Data to Track Top 100 Cryptocurrencies

– New data feed based on Thomson Reuters MarketPsych Indices uses machine learning and text analysis to quantify key themes and sentiments likely to influence price trends of top 100 cryptocurrencies.


QUICK TAKE: SEC Crypto Approach is "Good"

– One exec agrees with SEC's measured crypto approach.


SEC's Hu Says IEX, As Exchange, Helps Improve Market Quality

– Despite its detractors and inflated rhetoric surrounding it becoming an exchange, IEX has helped the equity market, according to an SEC's analysts report.


FLASHBACK FRIDAY GALLERY: The Wall Street Pink Slip Party

– This week's Flashback Friday Gallery looks back to 2010 and the Wall Street Pink Slip party. Enjoy these images from City Winery to benefit Ronald McDonald House.