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Brian Decker
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Three Reasons the "Downs" Have Greater Impact In An "Up and Down" Stock Market

Brian Decker, a financial planner and founder of Decker Retirement Planning Inc., argues that it is much more important for investors to consider the downside in turbulent markets than the upside.

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Is the adoption of electronic trading in fixed income on par of that in the FX sector?




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May 21, 2018

2018 BSTA Panel Sessions

About 150 attendees to the annual 2018 BSTA conference were treated to panel sessions discussing handling Conditional Orders & Block Trading hosted by: Tim Mahoney, CEO, BIDS Holdings L.P. Speakers included Bill Baxter, Global Head of Systematic Trading, Fidelity Management & Research; Ed Doyle, Senior Equity & Fixed Income Trader, Amundi Pioneer Investments; Steve Miele, Chief Strategy Officer, Level ATS; • Jennifer Hadaris, Managing Director & Head, Global Market Structure, Cowen; Vlad Khandros, Managing Director, Global Head of Market Structure, UBS and Asset Tarabayev , Director: Electronic Trading, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

May 21, 2018

Boston STA 2018 Outdoor Deck Party

What evening would be complete without a few libations? Traders in Boston were treated to night of fun and frivolity at the Trillium Brewing Company while discussing market structure and trading,

May 21, 2018

2018 Boston STA President's Reception

It was a changing of the guard at the 2018 BSTA event as members said goodbye to outgoing president David Hagen of Luminex Trading. The 2018 President will be Stephanie Minister. Also, the BSTA presented the 2018 Charles J. Thornton Legacy Award to William G. “Moose” Morton, Retired Chairman of the Boston Stock Exchange.

May 21, 2018

2018 Boston STA Golf Outing

Attendees at the 2018 Boston Security Traders Association enjoyed near perfect weather as they teed off at Granite Links, just a few miles outside Boston with great views back to the city. Fore!

May 9, 2018

BTIG 2018 Charity Day for Commissions

Everyone loves to give back to the community. Wall Street and many notable celebrities did last Tuesday by partaking in the 16th annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day held on its trading floors across the globe. The yearly event is part of a global initiative supported by the firm’s institutional trading clients, a growing list of celebrities and dedicated employees across four continents.

May 1, 2018

2018 Markets Choice Awards - The Candids

Almost 250 capital markets professionals gathered at Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, April 24 for Markets Media’s sixth-annual Markets Choice Awards. Traders Magazine presents more of the fun and frivolity of the night with these candid photos.

May 1, 2018

2018 Markets Choice Awards - The Winners

Almost 250 capital markets professionals gathered at Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, April 24, for Markets Media’s sixth-annual Markets Choice Awards. The MCAs span the most important constituencies of institutional trading and technology — buy-side investment managers, sell-side execution desks, hedge funds, exchanges and trading platforms, established technology providers, and emerging fintech firms. Traders Magazine was there and congratulates this year's winners!

April 2, 2018

DTCC's 2018 Fintech Symposium

DTCC’s 2018 Fintech Symposium featured leaders from key industry organizations who discussed the transformative impact new technologies can have on the global financial services industry. As industry headwinds gain strength, fintech has the power to turn them into tailwinds to propel the industry forward. But are we ready for this change? Industry leaders shared their insights.

March 20, 2018

2018 Florida STA 38th Annual Conference

The Florida Security Traders Association held its 38th annual winter confab at the Opal Sands Resort Clearwater Beach. The evennt featured the usual panel sessions, networking events and sunshine traders desired as winter weather throughout the US helped spark attendance.

February 12, 2018

Mid Atlantic STA 2018 Winter Conference Reception

The buy-side, sell-side and vendors all descended on Baltimore, Maryland on Feb 1 through the 3rd to discuss all matters trading and market structure. But this night it was all about the party!

February 12, 2018

Mid Atlantic STA 2018 Winter Conference Education Hour

The buy-side, sell-side and vendors all descended on Baltimore, Maryland on Feb 1 through the 3rd to discuss all matters trading and market structure. The confab was highlighted by an outlook session featuring Brett Redfearn, Director, Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a fireside chat with the SEC's Chairman Jay Clayton.

February 12, 2018

Mid Atlantic STA 2018 Winter Conference (Part 1)

The buy-side, sell-side and vendors all descended on Baltimore, Maryland on Feb 1 through the 3rd to discuss all matters trading and market structure. The confab was highlighted by an outlook session featuring Brett Redfearn, Director, Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a fireside chat with the SEC's Chairman Jay Clayton.

January 16, 2018

STAC 2018 Mid Winter Conference - PART 2

Check out more images of the happenings at the recent Security Traders Association of Chicago's annual Mid-Winter Conference.

January 16, 2018

STAC 2018 Mid Winter Conference - PART 1

The polar vortex that gripped Chicago from the latter half of December through the New Year briefly relented last week, just in time for the Security Traders Association of Chicago to hold their annual Mid-Winter Conference. Attendance was strong, with over 600 registered for the event, and a program that combined the old (e.g. market data) with the new (e.g. emerging technologies) provided a number of interesting insights.

December 11, 2017

ICAP Celebrates 25th Annual Global Charity Day

ICAP, part of TP ICAP group, the world’s largest interdealer broker, celebrated its 25th annual Global Charity Day on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. On this day, 100% of company revenues and commissions generated globally will be donated to more than 100 charities worldwide. Traders Magazine brings you the celebrities acting as sales traders for a day.