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Salil Pachare and Ilia Rainer
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Does the Tick Size Affect Stock Prices?

The Securities and Exchange Commission has recently released a whitepaper examining the change in tick sizes on trading based on data it collected during the Tick Size Pilot.

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Bitcoin Ten Years Later and What is Yet to Come

– In this previously published commentary from DataTrek, Nicolas Colas opines that Bitcoin starts its second decade in a similar position to 10 years ago – a clever technology looking for a home. While he doesn't yet think it is a “buy” based on Google Trend and wallet growth analysis, it is still worth watching.


FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Differences in Data Delivery Are Fair

– In today's FLASHBACK FRIDAY, Traders Magazine looks back to 2012 when the topic of data delivery and fees was a simple aside at industry gatherings. Now it is the industry's latest flashpoint with no easy resolve.


QUICK RETAIL REPORT: Cryptoassets Are Coming of Age

– DeVere's CEO Nigel Green comments on the recent UK report that declares crypto is "coming of age."


BIG Data: Getting Granular with ESG Factors

– With the growth in sustainable investing, there’s been a surge in data on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors over the past few years. FlexTrade examines where the uptake has moved to and where.


A Quick Review of the SEC Market Data Roundtables

– Independent brokerage and technology firm ITG recently released an overview of the recent two-day Securities and Exchange Commission roundtables on market data fees. It has shared with Traders Magazine its findings and analysis.


Exchange Data International Expands Evaluated Bond Pricing Service to Worldwide Coverage

– This expansion allows EDI to provide clients with a daily source of independent prices for valuations, portfolio analytics, best execution reporting, and risk management calculations.


RETAIL REPORT: E*TRADE Study Reveals Positive Investor Sentiment Entering Midterm Elections

– Report finds young investors are most likely to believe the midterm elections will positively affect their portfolios.


BondWave Launches Next Generation Fixed Income Price Confidence Tool

– The Effi Market Calculator provides traders with actionable fixed income insights.


OCC Clears Record 567 Million Contracts in October

– Over 567 million contracts cleared in October, up 48.9 percent compared to 2017 and the fourth-highest single-day volume occurred on October 11 at 37,989,245 contracts.


EtherMium Exchange Set to Enter Crypto Mart with Market and Limit Order Types

– There's a a new crypto exchange coming to the market that is touting itself as the first decentralized exchange to offer STOP-LIMIT and MARKET order types.


American Veterans Group Brings Social Impact to Wall Street

– A new brokerage is opening and is the first in the financial services industry to be designated a Public Benefit Corporation. The firm is 25% owned by a non-profit (501c19) solely created to fund veteran efforts and causes.


FXOpen Launches MetaTrader 5 with Hedging on ECN Accounts

– The forex broker FXOpen has offered their clients access to ECN trading and interbank liquidity via MetaQuotes Software's new platform.


Trust, Data Skills Most Required for Next Gen Fixed-Income Dealers

– A new Greenwich Associates report examines impact of new technology on dealer revenues and profits.


Coinbase Gets Approval to Offer Crypto Custody Services in New York

– The New York State Department of Financial Services has authorized Coinbase to provide a limited range of custody services for virtual currencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC).


Enterprise Blockchain in 2018: The Rubber Has Met The Road

– R3's Rutter believes that as major institutions continue their investment in blockchain technology, the collaborative effect will improve how business is conducted, delivering more efficient, secure and streamlined processes.