TGIF: The Poetic Beauty of Palin's Tweets
Sarah Palin's Twitter tweets can be poetic, but only when read by The Captain, William Shatner. The Tonight Show's Conan O'Brien brings in Shatner to read Palin's tweets verbatim. The result is a strange free verse that Shatner takes to a new level.
The Misconceptions Around Flash Orders
BATS CEO Joe Ratterman points out that some of the recently hyped allegations surrounding flashed orders are unfounded, and allude to seemingly scandalous behavior.
Bloomberg Tradebook Enhances B-SMART
The enhancement -- B-SMART AUTO -- seeks to statistically do what a trader does - make an assessment of a stock's probable price path using a variety of inputs such as activity on the tape, volatility of the stock, bid/offer spread, as well as peer group and sector analysis.
Xtreme Data Debuts Fast Database for Analytics
Using its FPGA hardware accelerator chips to process SQL queries in hardware at thousands of rows per second, the dbX is said to give risk managers, algo traders, and quants looking for patterns in market data a way to get answers to questions more quickly.
The End Of Wall Street: Why It Happened
Chapter two of this WSJ series takes a look at what was going through the minds of CEOs, corporate boards, fund managers and mortgage lenders as they created hard-to-understand derivatives Warren Buffett once called "weapons of financial mass destruction."
Brokerage Statement Leaders & Best Practices
As the markets and economy begin to recover, brokerage firms will need to do whatever they can to rebuild trust. The monthly statement is one tool they can use to accomplish this and employing some of these best practices is a good place to start. In this year's review, Merrill Lynch provided the most impressive overall statement for the third year in a row. It provides an excellent portfolio summary in a feature-rich document that includes all of a client's linked accounts in a concise format.
Citi Opens Operations Hub in Singapore
Energy-efficient hub, Citi's center for ops and technology in the Asia Pacific, accommodates 2,000 staff and serves Citi businesses across 40 countries.