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Eric Stockland
Traders Magazine Online News

Incentivizing a Better Market

In this blog from IEX, the exchange announces a first-of-its-kind fee that is designed to improve all trading, including the experience of displayed orders - the Signal Fee.

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Maverick Trading Approves Bitcoin Trading for Firm's Traders

– Maverick Trading, a proprietary trading firm, recently approved Bitcoin as a trading instrument for its traders.


Seven Stars Cloud Announces 27% Purchase of Delaware Board of Trade Holdings

– The transaction will make Seven Stars Cloud the largest shareholder of DBOT and as part of the purchase deal, SSC President and Chief Revenue Officer, Robert G. Benya, will become a DBOT Board Director.


Israeli Regulator Looks to Ban Bitcoin Trading

– Has the eponymous cryptocurrency and standard bearer of the world’s newest and most talked about asset class finally hit a snag? One exchange operator is looking to ban trading in the highly risky yet profitable cryptocurrency.


Storm in a Tea Cup

– In a blog, Fidessa's Steve Grob asks whether the huge amount of industry preparation for today has led to any significant changes. He argues that while the markets have definitely gotten more complicated, it’s doubtful whether they are any safer.


Cboe Global Markets Announces Changes in Exchange Boards

– As a result of the changes, Cboe’s six U.S. securities exchanges will have the same six directors as of January 1, 2018.


Vela Adds Virtu to its Systematic Internaliser Data Hub

– Vela adds one of the top global market makers to its MiFID II solution offering.


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.


Security Traders Association 2018 Conference Calendar

– The Security Traders Association has shared with Traders Magazine its calendar of affiliate events.


ON THE MOVE: Credit Suisse Grabs Dunning as Head of Sales Trading EMEA

– In this first 2018 installment of On The Move, Credit Suisse hires for its EMEA trading desk while RJO lands a pair of sales traders in London. DTCC also named a new CEO for one of its divisions.


IHS Markit Connects thinkFolio to TRADEcho for MiFID II Trade Reporting

– Additional enhancements to thinkFolio enable easier connection to 20-plus venues.


FLASHBACK FRIDAY GALLERY: St Jude 19th Annual Taste of New York

– The holidays are a time of celebrating but also of giving and eating. In today's Flashback Friday Gallery Traders Magazine goes back to December 2008 and Pier Sixty where Wall Street's professionals got together to ring in the holiday to raise money for St Jude Children's Hospital and sample some of New York's best cuisine. …


Cboe Data Shop Plans to Add FX Offerings, Spot and Futures Bitcoin Data

– The new service gives customers direct, immediate access to comprehensive data sets in both asset classes.


Commcise and RSRCHXchange Deliver End-to-End MIFID II Research Solution

– The collaboration will provide asset managers with new tools to ensure regulatory compliance and provide transparency for institutional research consumption.


Breaking Through: Linda Raschke, Part 2

– In this second part of the final piece in the Breaking Through series is a conversation with Linda Raschke, who moved from the trading floor to the trading screen by chance, yet went on to have an extremely successful career. Read on to learn about Linda’s career path, how she bounces back from losses and more.


MiFID II: Another Well Intentioned Regulation that Could Undermine Investment Boutiques Managers

– While the proposed MiFID II regulatory changes are well-intended, FIS Group believes they represent yet another costly regulation that could have a disproportionately negative impact on small firms as opposed to large ones