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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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TSE Now Accepting Applications for ETF Market Makers

– Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) plans to introduce an ETF market making incentive scheme in July 2018 to improve liquidity in the ETF market and has started accepting applications for ETF Market Makers.


Six Additional Leading Global Banks to Accept Orders over Ipreo’s Investor Access

– Several leading investment banks going live with the ability to receive primary market orders through Investor Access.


Weekly Corporate Events Calendar

– 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.


MIAX Exchange Challenges Nasdaq Options Trading Patents

– MIAX Exchange petitions to have NASDAQ patents for options trading canceled.


BOX Options Introduces Auction-Only Designation

– Beginning April 30, BOX will introduce an "Auction Only" designation for Directed Orders.


NYSE Announces B & C Tape Fees

– In a recently posted Trader Update, the New York Stock Exchange announced trading fees for Tape B and C securities.


IntelAlley Names Agorai Strategic Partner

– IntelAlley, a distribution platform for market intelligence, announced Agorai, the integrated marketplaces for artificial intelligence tools and data assets, as its first strategic channel partner.


Quantitative Brokers Partners with CQG to Offer Best Execution Algorithms for Futures

– QBs algorithms are specifically engineered for futures markets and helping traders achieve best execution. The addition of QB algorithms to the CQG platform will further assist buy-side traders.


QUICK TAKE: PDQ’s Don Ross Says NYSE/CHX Deal Aids System Gamers

– In this QUICK TAKE, Don Ross, CEO of PDQ Enterprises, commented that the ICE announcement to purchase CHX means zero benefit to investors but more opportunity for gaming.


ICE Bids For Chicago Stock Exchange

– The saga of the Chicago Stock Exchange acquisition moved toward a close when the Intercontinental Exchange announced its plan to purchase the privately held bourse for an undisclosed sum on April 5.


FLASHBACK FRIDAY GALLERY: S3 Annual User Group Forum and Golf Adventure

– This weeks Flashback Friday looks back to April 2009, when vendor S3, a software company that provides customized solutions to monitor and analyze trade execution for options, equities, and fixed income securities gathered its users in sunny Austin, TX.


Midex Set to Be First Exchange That Introduces Bancor Protocol

– The Bancor Protocol allows tokens to be infinitely liquid, as the automatic pricing mechanism adjusts token price as quantity of tokens staked decreases.


Quant Insight Augments Quantitative Macro Analysis with Predata Geopolitical Predictive Risk Signals

– First of kind offering enables investors to anticipate, holistically view and prepare for the risk of geopolitical events and market moves to optimize their global macro strategies,


No International Component to Aramco IPO a Possibility

– After much ballyhooing and bellybucking, the mega Saudi Arabian oil IPO might not have an international component. And if it does, some say that it will be held in London and not on U.S. shores.


OCC Continues To Clear the Path for the Exchange-Listed Options Industry

– In this shared blog, the CEO of the Options Clearing Corp shares his thoughts on the last year and what OCC is attempting to do this year.



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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