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Thinly Traded ETFs Trade Differently Than Liquid ETFs

Nasdaq Chief Economist Phil Macintosh delves into how popular ETFs trade versus thinly-traded ETFs.

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Should the Order Protection Rule be revised or scrapped altogether?




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Standardized Terminology Needed for Cryptoassets

Lack of standard terminology for cryptoassets hampers global regulatory response, says a new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.

CFTC Issues Report on Impact of Automated Orders in Futures

The new findings were based on internal CFTC transactional data for 30 futures contracts during the period January 2013 – December 2018.

As Rule 606 Deadline Approach, Street Wants More Time

As the new reporting requirement looms near, some on the Street scramble to comply while others want more time.

Articles

Demystifying Dodd-Frank

Commissioner Scott O'Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is on a mission. He says the process of writing new over-the-counter derivative contract rules needs more transparency. Over the past year he has repeatedly called for more roundtables and public comment on how rules are written. Why is this important? Because these rules, among other things, will determine which OTC derivative contracts must go through a clearing process and which ones can continue to use the old bilateral, dealer-to-dealer model.

In the CARDS

FINRA's use of broker data to protect investors is under attack: Are they protecting investors or covering for bad brokers?

Structural Changes in Canada

More change is coming to the equity trading markets of the Great White North.

SEC Approves BATS Merger

It's all but official now - BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge Holdings will become a unified company.

Buyside Welcomes FINRA Query

Institutional investors welcome the equities market regulator's probe on broker-dealer order routing methodology.

Beware of New Rules

Understanding the likely form of new rules-like Regulation SCI - is essential for traders and investment firms so they can prepare for their inevitable implementation.