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Content tagged with Exchanges posted in March 2013
Dark Pools: Setting the Record Straight on Operational Transparency
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
Despite spin to the contrary, detailed information is available on dark pools. Sources matter.
SEC Approves Nasdaq Payback Plan for Botched Facebook IPO
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
UBS, Citi and others are not pleased with the $62 million settlement and may still sue.
Options Market Structure: Is it Getting Too Complex?
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
With the number of U.S. options exchanges soon to be 12 by the end of the year, experts are concerned about complexity, fragmentation and rising technology costs amid lower volumes.
What Need for Speed?
Commentary  |  3/18/2013  | 
So you think our modern market has fewer opportunities for gaming? Think again. A brief history of how someone can beat you in the market.
The CFTC Looks at HFT and Wash Trades, But Can They Prove It?
Commentary  |  3/18/2013  | 
Regulators worry that high speed trading firms that act as both buyer and seller in the same transaction, known as wash trades, could be inflating the volume and distorting prices, reported The Wall Street Journal and CNBC.
Regs Investigate Whether High-Frequency Traders Are Distorting Markets
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Regulators have launched an investigation into whether high-frequency traders are distorting stock and futures markets.
LME Joins TMX Atrium Community
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
The world's leading non-ferrous metals exchange has become part of TMX Atrium's community, to gain access to investors involved with electronic, multiasset trading.
The NYSE Museum Will Soon Be Open
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
ICE's purchase of NYSE Euronext has nothing to do with the equities business, which may be on its way out the door.
Bloomberg Delivers Ultimatum to CFTC on Swaps Trading
Commentary  |  3/13/2013  | 
An attorney representing Bloomberg LP threatened to file a lawsuit against the U.S. regulator for unfair margin requirements on swaps trading rules, which give a competitive edge to exchange platforms over SEFs.
CME Books Victory in Regulator Row Over Swaps Data
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
The CFTC sided with the CME Group in a row over client data, a decision which could lead to a contentious lawsuit by a rival firm.
Nasdaq, SharesPost to Form Market for Private Companies
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Nasdaq plans to create a market for trading shares of unlisted companies in a joint venture with trading platform SharesPost, tapping into increasing investor interest in private firms.
PHLX Picks BondDesk Prices and ATS for Executing in Treasuries
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Nasdaq OMX partnered with BondDesk for providing real-time pricing to PHLX's newly launched options on U.S. Treasuries, and member firms will execute in the underlying bonds on the BondDesk ATS.
Nasdaq, SharesPost to Set Up Market for Unlisted Stocks
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc will form a marketplace for trading in shares of unlisted companies in a joint venture with small trading platform SharesPost Inc, tapping into increasing investor interest in private firms.

Dow Hits Fresh Record as Private Hiring Picks Up
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Wall Street resumed its climb into uncharted territory on Wednesday, with the Dow setting another intraday record as hiring by companies rose strongly last month.

ConvergEx's Pre-Market Algo Could Help Traders Find Liquidity at Volatile Time of Day
Commentary  |  3/3/2013  | 
The automated tool is aware of the idiosyncratic nature of the pre-market session, when prices are erratic and volume is thin.

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