20 February 2017

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Ivy SchmerkenFlexTrade Systems - Great Neck

Is the Maker-Taker Pilot DOA?

15 February 2017  |  2719 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

After more than a decade of debate, regulators are poised to act on a pilot for maker-or-taker pricing, a practice whereby market makers are paid a rebate to add liquidity and are charged a fee to remove liquidity by electronic trading venues. The SEC’s Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee (EMSAC) has recommended to move forward with a pilot ...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Not all tails wag the dog

09 February 2017  |  2262 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Modern atomic clocks tick along much more consistently than the earth manages to rotate around its own axis, which varies due to climatic and geological events. Thus, every so often the global masters of time insert a leap-second in order to align atomic clocks and earth rotation. Unlike changes in winter/summer-time, humans don’t really notice it...

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Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

CME Requires Guarantees on Trades

08 February 2017  |  3053 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The CME Group just amended rule 574 stating: “All connections to the Globex system, including direct connections of non-clearing members or customers, must be guaranteed by a clearing member that assu...

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Christian Voigt
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Let’s agree to disagree

27 January 2017  |  3612 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With hindsight, last year’s discussion about the differences in defining direct electronic access (DEA) under MiFID II and RegAT may have been somewhat premature. Firstly, with the change in both the ...

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Ivy Schmerken
Ivy SchmerkenFlexTrade Systems - Great Neck

Six Trends for Currency Markets: Volcker, Dark Pools, Blockchain Top List

24 January 2017  |  4524 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Political shocks such as Brexit and the U.S. election of Donald Trump jolted the foreign exchange markets in 2016, fueling more trading activity for hedge funds and bank trading rooms. Uncertainty a

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Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

Pre-Trade Risk for Futures in the Future

21 January 2017  |  3827 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Liquidation Only. Did your heart skip a beat? In futures and options trading when we hear “Liquidation Only” it means that something went wrong. Someone is losing money. The broker wants all new inves...

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Paul Blank
Paul BlankTradAir - London

Understanding the quality of FX liquidity provision - why not all FX liquidity is created equal

15 January 2017  |  3761 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Global FX markets are in transition, the catalysts include tougher regulation, higher capital costs and reductions in leverage ratios. As a result, we are seeing continued fragmentation of liquidity a...

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Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

Understanding Futures Transaction Flow - Basic Introduction

13 January 2017  |  5385 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I have used the following flow diagram (included at the end of this post) to explain to many people how someone trading a listed future contract on a screen actually has money moved into our out of th...

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Christian Voigt
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

A year to go - more or less

04 January 2017  |  2897 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With just 364 days left to go, the MiFID II go-live date looms large. But with complex regulation spanning several hundred pages of text it is no great surprise that some MiFID II deadlines will come ...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Mince pies and MiFID

03 January 2017  |  2974 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I spent the holidays diligently researching the best brand of mince pies in order to settle a pre-Christmas debate here at the office. Naturally my criteria included a number of factors including (but...

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