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Special Report: For Wall Street, dumb money pays
Yan Qin is a freelance consultant and do-it-yourself stock trader who works out of her apartment in Queens, New York. From the comfort of her living room, she keeps one eye on the business TV network CNBC, the other on a laptop computer, where her E*Trade account shows the best prices down to the penny, flickering moment to moment.
Source: ReutersDate: Friday, December 17, 2010

Will Regulators Aim to Slow Down High-Frequency Trading in 2011?
Since the Flash Crash on May 6, high-frequency traders face a raft of potential new rules, including market maker obligations, taxes on canceled orders and even colocation restrictions.
Source: Wall Street & TechnologyDate: Monday, December 06, 2010

Cutting dark pools down to size
The headline issue for the European Commission’s review of MiFID is dark pools. A substantial number of non-displayed venues, particularly crossing networks operated by brokers, have attracted attention because they do not easily fit any of the existing categories set out by MiFID for trading venues and are therefore perceived as having an unfair competitive advantage, both by regulated markets and multilateral trading facilities.
Source: The Trade News Date: Monday, December 06, 2010

Exchanges Said to Seek Three Months for Stock Circuit Breakers
U.S. equity markets are asking for three more months to assess trading curbs for stocks that were implemented after the May 6 plunge, two people with direct knowledge of the discussions said.
Source: BloombergDate: Friday, December 03, 2010

(BN) Dark Pool U.S. Market Share Rose in September

"Non-displayed markets clearly benefited from a significant decline in volatility," Schack and Gawronski wrote,as narrowing price swings lowered demand for immediateexecutions on public exchanges. The drop spurred market-sharegains in all but 4 of the 16 U.S. venues Rosenblatt tracks,accounting for 90 percent of volume in the alternative systems.

Source: BloombergDate: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Citi European Equities Shows Strength

Justin Schack, director of market structure analysis at Rosenblatt, cautions that the European data is incomplete, since many banks, including Morgan Stanley (MS)Barclays(BCS), UBS(UBS) and Goldman Sachs(GS), don't disclose trading data for their European dark pools. Nonetheless, Schack believes Citigroup and Credit Suisse are the two largest broker-sponsored European dark pools.

Source: The StreetDate: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bats BZX Exchange, C2 Options to Change Fee Structure

Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Bats Global Markets, the Kansas City, Missouri-based exchange that accounted for about 10 percent of U.S. equities volume in September, will raise fees and rebates for users of its Bats BZX Exchange in November.

Source: Bloomberg.comDate: Monday, October 25, 2010

High-frequency traders battle to make big returns

As debate unfolds in the US and Europe about the runaway growth of “high-frequency trading” a new question has arisen: is it really generating huge profits for the little-known groups that are driving it?

Source: FT.ComDate: Thursday, September 09, 2010

A Tale of Two Markets

Is Wall Street rigged against the little guy? Discussing the reasons individual investors seem to have thrown in the towel, with Jacob Zamansky, Zamansky & Associates and Justin Schack, Rosenblatt Securities.

Source: CNBCDate: Thursday, September 02, 2010

Bloomberg Algo Shines Light into Dark Pools

Bloomberg Tradebook is giving its buyside clients a flashlight they can use to peak inside dark pools and gauge how their orders are executing.

Source: Traders Magazine Online NewsDate: Wednesday, September 01, 2010


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