A Wild Ride Comes to an End
Covering the financial services technology space for the past 15 years has been a thrilling ride with many ups as downs.
The End of an Era: Farewell to an Icon
After more than two decades of writing for Wall Street & Technology, I am leaving the media brand. It's time to reflect on our mutual history and the road ahead.
Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From the IRS & the Coffee Problem
Every bitcoin transaction requires a gain or loss calculation between acquired cost basis and the amount it was sold for. This is no problem for large blocks, but on everyday purchases, a gain or loss calculation on every $1.79 cup of coffee is a lot of calculating.
2014 in Review: Looking Back at a Year in Risk
Although the financial markets escaped having a rogue trading incident, 2014 brought a host of incidents ranging from cyber security and FX rigging to anti-money laundering and insider trading.
Bitcoin: 4 Factors Holding the Banks at Bay
For a number of reasons, major banks haven't seized the opportunity to get involved with bitcoin. Banks like to participate in size, compliance has restrictions, and bosses don't understand it. But these hurdles will be overcome in 2015.
Technology Innovation Returns to Financial Services
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Following a few years dominated by regulatory compliance and cost saving technology initiatives, financial organizations are finally investing in innovative technology and tools.
How Much Does My FX Trading Cost?
The expansion of platforms for trading exacerbates the challenge of understanding where the true market for an instrument stands and how to execute the trade to achieve the lowest total transaction cost.
MiFID2: Filling in the Gaps
The final rules and technical specifications for MiFID2 are still being ironed out. Here's what you need to know now about the pending rules changes.
Do-It-Yourself Flash Crash Preventer Kit
Home Depot became the latest Flash Crash poster child in late November with a 10% plunge in its share price, which momentarily wiped $12 billion off of the DIY store’s value.
Moving the Trader Closer to the Investment Process
The sell side can demonstrate more value by applying analytics to pre- and post-trading, and by educating buy-side clients about broker segmentation, trading behavior and algorithm shortcomings, and more.
SCI: A Whale of a Regulation
The SEC's Reg SCI weights in at a whopping 742 pages. Here is what you need to know about the oversized regulation.
No Screwups, Please, We’re Banks
Changing a bank's culture is not going to happen overnight, but having the right tools and levers in house will surely make a big difference over time.