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Phil Albinus

Hens Inside the Fox Den: HFT Lobby 101

Former regulators are joining the lobbying firms that once monitored the market.

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CBOE and C2 Picked to List Options on Alibaba IPO

– The listings of the Chinese e-commerce giant is expected to start on Monday, September 29.


HFT Latour Fined $16 Million by SEC for Minimum Capital Rule Violation

– The Securities and Exchange Commission, watching HFT firms more carefully these days in the wake of market disturbances, has fined New York-based Latour Trading for violating the regulator's capital requirement rules.


Barchart Trader Platform Adds Options Analysis

– Barchart.com, Inc., a provider of market data and information, announced the release of advanced options analysis and an options strategy builder within its Barchart Trader platform.


Are Dark Pools Good or Bad for the Average Day Trader?

– In this guest commentary, one day trader writes that dark pools can help the retail trader in the same way it does the institutional buyside trader.


REDI Hires Buy- and SellSide Trio to Grow New England Business

– REDI continues its growth and expansion after becoming an independent firm and leaving Goldman Sachs by hiring three industry veterans - both from the buy- and sellside.


Citi Launches C-Tracks Exchange Traded Notes

– Bulge bracket firm Citi announced today the listing of the new C Tracks on NYSE Arca with the symbol "DIVC." The C-Tracks exchange-traded notes Miller/Howard strategic dividend reinvestor. which gives exposure to 30 stocks, begins trading today.


Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC Partners and Celebs Raise $12 Million

– The trading floor got a lot better looking last week as actors, models and athletes help raise money for the September 11 charity event.


U.S. Prosecutors Said Close to Charging Traders in Forex Inquiry

– U.S. prosecutors are preparing to file charges as soon as next month against currency traders at some of the world’s biggest banks in an investigation into possible manipulation of benchmark exchange rates, according to two people familiar with the matter.


Options Mart Sees Uptick in Weeklys Volume, Spreads Stable in H1: TABB

– The first half was a good one for the options markets, with an uptick in one particular instrument and steady bid/ask spreads for all, according to a recent TABB Group report.


Levine on Wall Street: Lawsuits, Buybacks, and Ponzi Diligence

– Columnist Matt Levine takes a look at the ongoing lawsuit between Pershing Square and Allergan, recent stock buybacks and Ponzi schemes.


Pirum Partners with Markit to Enhance Post-Trade Market Data

– Markit, a provider of financial information services, today announced a partnership with Pirum, a vendor of automated post-trade finance processes to bring more timely and accurate Markit securities finance data.


TRADERS ON THE MOVE: SMBC Gets New Electronic Trading Head, Jones Adds Sales Trader

– SMBC Nikko Securities hired a new managing director and global head of electronic trading and execution advisory, while Jones Trading picked up a new sales trader in its Boston office and a bevy of promotions and hires are afoot at B.Riley.


Michael D. Robbins, Trusted NYSE Trader for 45 Years, Dies at 80

– Michael D. Robbins, who combined a gregarious nature with ironclad discretion to become a prominent floor trader at the New York Stock Exchange and champion of its history and traditions, has died. He was 80.


Hedge Fund Two Sigma Hires Hitchon to Be Chief Operating Officer

– Jon Hitchon, the former co-head of hedge fund financing at Deutsche Bank AG, will join Two Sigma as chief operating officer starting Oct. 1.


Eight Charged by N.Y. in $290 Million Pump-and-Dump Scheme

– Eight people were indicted on charges of defrauding thousands of investors in penny stocks through a $290 million “pump-and-dump” scheme, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said.



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