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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: New York Stock Exchange Roils Options World

Traders Magazine Online News, June 16, 2017

Mark Longo

It was a time of acquisition mania in the options mart back in 2005 as the NYSE has just purchased rival Arca Ex, which in turn had itself just acquired the Pacific Coast Exchange. The grab for market share in these equity derivatives exchanges was the key to profitability, the thinking went. But compared to today’s trend of increased fragmentation in options, the idea of monopoly or oligopoly seems ludicrous.

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