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Exchange Speed Bumps: An Indirect Way to Reduce Buy-Side Trading Costs

In this recent blog, market pundit Jeff Bacidore examines the proliferation of exchange speed bumps and how they can save traders money.

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The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from
Crash Victim to Elite Athlete

Matt Long

On the morning of December 22, 2005, Matt Long’s life changed in an instant. He was cycling to
work in the early morning when he was struck and run over by a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn.
The injuries he sustained pushed him to the brink of death. He received 68 units of blood in the first 40 hours after the accident and spent 5 months in the hospital. More than 40 operations later, he finally began a grueling rehabilitation regimen.

Matt found the psychological consequences of the accident nearly as hard to process as the physical severities. His doctor had told him he’d be lucky to ever walk again without a cane. Matt fought through months of fear, despair, loneliness, and intense physical and psychological pain to regain the life he once had. His recovery was a miraculous one which included everything from learning to walk again and, a mere three years later, running in the 2008 New York City Marathon. “Running saved my life,” Matt says, and his determination and perseverance has turned him into a symbol of hope and recovery for countless others.

Matt’s story was covered in a wildly popular article in the March 2009 edition of Runner’s World magazine. Matt has since chronicled his life and journey both before and after the accident in his book The Long Run, released in October 2010. Matt has also started the I WILL Foundation which provides coaching, training and financial support to help people overcome adversity and challenges caused by illness or traumatic injury.

Forecasting Macro Trends

Rick Knox, Capital Markets Research

Richard Knox is the President and Founder of Capital Markets Research, an institutional only quantitative research firm. Capital Markets’ unique research and quantitative models - distributed through Bloomberg and Bloomberg Tradebook - have been utilized by global Portfolio Managers and Traders for over 10 years. In addition, Mr. Knox is CEO of IF Analytics, which offer its patent pending multifactor fundamental correlation engine exclusively within certain McGraw-Hill Financial businesses. Prior to forming Capital Markets Research, Mr. Knox was Vice President of CQG and Executive Vice President of Franklin Trading Company - a CQG affiliate - where he was a member of the executive committee, head of Global Sales, Portfolio Management, Quant System Development, and Risk Management.