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Is the Maker-Taker Pilot DOA?

In this guest commentary, FlexTrade reports that after more than a decade of debate, regulators are poised to finally act on a pilot for maker-or-taker pricing.

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CBOE Acquisition of Bats Seen Closing Feb 28

– CBOE Holdings, Inc. and Bats Global Markets, Inc. announced that the companies expect to complete CBOE Holdings’ acquisition of Bats Global Markets on February 28, 2017.


No Action Sometimes Is the Better Course of Action

– According to guest Blogger Christian Voigt, sometimes the best thing to do when regulating a market is not to rush but rather to take a pause and assess the potential impact first.


The False Dichotomy of Active vs Passive Management

– Forward-thinking asset managers can rewrite the rules of management to provide hybrid portfolios that combine the benefits of both active and passive strategies by leveraging quantitative techniques.


Datawatch and Itiviti Join to Deliver Streaming Data Visualizations

– Traders who use Itiviti's flexible, scalable, co-located trading platform can look forward to having access to visual data streaming that features Panopticon's enhanced real-time visualization capabilities.


Buy Side to Brokers: 'Show Me Some Love'

– The best way for a broker to prove their value to a buy-side trader is to simply pick up the phone and reach out. In other words, show the buy-side some love. Now.


Is the Maker-Taker Pilot DOA?

– In this guest commentary, FlexTrade reports that after more than a decade of debate, regulators are poised to finally act on a pilot for maker-or-taker pricing.


SEC Moves to Amend Circuit Breaker Rules

– In this commentary, one buysider talks about the unintended consequences of the market circuit breakers and potential fixes that stop the side effects of the rules - such as reduced price visibility and the prevention of a security from recovering after a sharp price drop.


Capital Markets are Primed for Cloud Data Delivery

– According to report author Terry Roche, who interviewed a select group of senior executives at both buy- and sell-side firms for the study, the time is ripe for the market data delivery paradigm to be changed via a cloud model


The Stock Trader’s First Commandment

– Nicholas Colas,chief market strategist at Convergex, a global brokerage company based in New York, says that "thou shalt not short a new high” might as well be the stock trader’s first commandment. However, that doesn’t mean go along with every rally, even as one as powerful as the one we have in US stocks right now.


Neil DeSena, Low Touch Trading Pioneer, Dies at 52

– Neil DeSena, whose 30-year Wall Street career took him from the back office at a clearing firm to managing director at Goldman Sachs to co-founder of fintech merchant bank SenaHill Partners, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday.


The Case for the CHX Acquisition

– In this contributed comment, one CHX board member discusses how connecting with China via acquisition will actually benefit America from a market structure perspective.


ON THE MOVE: BTIG Hires Trio as FS Snags Capital Mkts Head

– In this week's On the Move, a bevy of hires in fixed income at BTIG and Academy Securities, while buyside firm FS Investments grabs a new Head of Capital markets. Also, Liquidnet and FlexTrade make additions.


Not All Tails Wag the Dog

– In this guest blog, Fidessa's Christian Voigt discusses the issues surrounding clock synchronization under the new MiFID II RTS 25 regime.


Do Tweets 'Trump' Data and Move Markets?

– Wall Street is paying particularly close attention to Trump’s tweets for one simple reason: they move markets.


TRADING THE WEEK: Investors Eye Valuations, Inflation

– Traders were less active last week as price-earnings ratios begin to signal a sell opportunity for some, and inflation data looms larger.



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