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The Periodic Table

Fidessa's Steve Grob has written a response to Marcus Ferber writing to ESMA condemning periodic auctions. The blog strongly criticizes Ferber's approach, and looks at the problems behind the "lit is good and dark is bad" attitude.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: One Touch is the Future

– Back in 2013 amid broker cost cutting and the trading technology revolution, there was talk that the high- and low-touch trading desk model would be combined into a "one-touch" set up. Now, five years later, has "one- touch" become anything more than talk?


Taxation of Crypto and Digital Assets

– Make a killing on trading cryptocurrencies? Then get ready to pay the tax man. Traders Magazine shares a recent taxation whitepaper to help filers from becoming debtors.


Prevailing Market Price: Critical Issues Ahead of Deadline

– In an exclusive to Traders Magazine, BondWave's CEO warns fixed income participants that they have less than two months until the May 14th deadline for the implementation of the mark-up disclosure rule and the implementation of the PMP ‘waterfall’ approach for fixed income.


Data Engineering is a Game-Changer for Quantamental Investing

– In this exclusive article to Traders Magazine, Cody Robertson delves into data engineering and how traders can optimize the power of data for greater returns.


STANY Set Convene Annual Conference at NYSE on April 19

– The Security Traders Association of New York (STANY) will be holding its 82nd annual conference on April 19th from 7:30 am to 9 pm at the New York Stock Exchange.


What Does the VIX Really Tell Us?

– Damian Handzy, Global Head of Risk at StatPro, examines the recent spike in VIX as a result of the market's return of volatility.


Should You Only Hold Stocks in a Portfolio?

– In this shared white paper, Ampersand makes the case and illustrates the riskiness of stocks; a value that escalates when volatility increases. Furthermore, they write that while most investors believe that a 60/40 stock/bond portfolio is well diversified, they are mistaken.


Greg Tusar to Win NEIL DESENA Market Advocate Award

– This year, the Neil DeSena Market Advocate Award will go to Greg Tusar as the market professional who best embodies Neil’s exceptional drive, generosity and spirit.


SGX Enhances Fixed Income Business with New Hire and Mission

– SGX also announced that SGX Bond Trading Pte. Ltd will assume the General Counterparty role for SGX Bond Pro from mid-2018. The bourse also hired Mark Leahy as Head of Fixed Income.


QUICK TAKE: Green Says FCA’s Crypto Study ‘Most Impactful’ Review in Modern Times

– The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) cryptocurrency review will be one of the most impactful regulatory reviews in modern times and will shape the burgeoning crypto market for years to come, said Nigel Green, founder and CEO of deVere Group, in this QUICK TAKE.


Cboe Global Markets Announces Migration Info for Cboe Options Exchange to Bats Platform

– Cboe Global Markets announced that it plans to migrate Cboe Options Exchange to the company’s proprietary Bats technology on October 7, 2019.


Rising Short-Term Rates Should Help Some Hedge Fund Strategy Returns

– Who said rising interest rates were not good for Wall Street? According to one pundit, rising short-term rates might boost certain hedge fund strategies.


ON THE MOVE: Mackintosh to Nasdaq; Incapital Snags Mottola

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


CEO CHAT: Liquidnet’s Merrin Sees Virtual High Touch as the Future

– Liquidnet Chief executive Officer Seth Merrin has seen the future…and it is high-touch. Virtual high-touch that is. In this conversation, he discusses the melding of technology and people to help the buy-side trade more efficiently.


NYSE – The Great Fragmenter

– In this shared blog from Themis Trading, the authors examine the idiosyncrasies in the NYSE's bid to purchase the Chicago Stock Exchange.



FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The SEC Raises Stakes in Self-Regulation

In this week's Flashback Friday story, Traders Magazine looks aback to 2005 and the debate as to who the equity market have as a sole or top regulator? And if so, who should it be? The SROs? FINRA? SEC?

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