derivatives

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The derivatives market undergoes transformation as it moves closer to the exchange
On the regulatory front, a handful of new policies are set to affect the options market and will likely enhance transparency, execution, and market data.…

foreign exchange

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The Cost of Liquidity in the FX Market
On July 3, 2013, the courts pronounced caveat emptor with respect to execution performance in the FX market. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote threw out…

european markets

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French Regulator Issues Algo Trading Notification Requirement
A little over a week ago, the French Autorite des Marches Financiers (“AMF”) published guidance on certain notification requirements relating to the use of algorithmic…

asia pacific markets

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Liquidity Barometer: Asia Pacific Q3 2014
In Asia’s equity markets, liquidity experienced an upward trend during thethird quarter of 2014 according to ITG’s Asia Pacific ‘Liquidity Indicator’. The indicator had fallen…

canadian markets

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Canadian Order Flow Trends, Q3-2013: What’s The Value of Your Market Data?
Our analysis of Canadian equities order flow this quarter indicate that HFT activity has scaled back slightly:  total order flow reduced, Order-to-Trade ratio decreased, Volume…