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News & Commentary
Content tagged with Exchanges posted in February 2012
Are the Markets Just Too Fast?
Commentary  |  2/29/2012  | 
Regulators including the SEC and the CFTC are struggling to keep up with and keep a grip on the warp-speed world of high-frequency trading -- and they are considering some severe measures as they struggle to understand just what HFT is.
Nasdaq OMX's N.J. Liquidity Center Offers Fastest Route to Brazil Exchange
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Nasdaq OMX's Cateret, N.J., colocation facility now boasts round-trip latency of just 107 milliseconds from the New York markets to Brazil.
Regulators Contemplate Slamming the Brakes on High-Frequency Trading
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
As high-frequency traders achieve blinding speeds, the SEC is taking a long, hard look at whether they are dangerously out of control.
How Brokers Can Survive in Mature Markets
Commentary  |  2/29/2012  | 
Swap Trades Will Be More Pricey, Complicated Under Dodd-Frank
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Although the shadowy world of derivatives trading will become more transparent under the new regulations, experts say the market also will fragment, making things more complicated — and expensive — for participants.
Liquidity Centers Are Exchanges' New Revenue Centers
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Looking for alternative revenue sources, NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq and CME Group have built out liquidity centers that offer services ranging from colocation to on-demand trading technology and market data.
GETCO Promotes Daniel Coleman to CEO
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
The firm said Coleman is now tasked with boosting its core market-making business, and with expanding the company's client services offerings in the U.S. and overseas.
SEC Expands Investigation of ETFs: Report
Commentary  |  2/22/2012  | 
The wider probe of ETFs comes after a trade in a large, liquid ETF didn't settle within a four-day period and the SEC is examining what role high-frequency trading plays in such situations, according to Reuters.
Exchange Suitors Circle LME, But Deal Could Turn on Regulators and Clearing
Commentary  |  2/17/2012  | 
A bunch of global exchanges, including the likes of CME and NYSE Euronext, are said to be submitting bids to acquire the London Metals Exchange, one of the last pit-based exchanges still standing.
Oman's Muscat Securities Market Launches Upgrade of E-Trading
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
The Middle Eastern marketplace migrated to NYSE Technologies' NSC V900 trading platform to boost speed and reduce the time needed for brokers to process transactions.
State Street Unveils New Swap Execution Facility
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
In launching SwapEx, the firm is looking to capitalize on a surge in swaps liquidity that's expected to transform the marketplace when the Dodd-Frank regulations take effect.
NYSE/DB: Why Brussels Got It Wrong
Commentary  |  2/7/2012  | 
Nasdaq Increases Cabinet Power, Access and Bandwidth in Colo Site
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
The exchange will offer Super Cab, a cabinet providing up to 17 killowats of power to operate and cool trading equipment, and will soon roll out 40 Gigabyte connectivity to its US markets and data feeds.
BATS Exchange Receives SEC Approval for Market Maker Program
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Designed for BATS' new U.S. primary listings business, the competitive liquidity provider (CLP) program is designed to incent market makers to make tighter quoted spreads for each listing on BATS.
TMX Expands Co-Location Facility in Response to Buy-Side Demand
News  |  2/2/2012  | 
The expansion comes as a growing number of buy-side market participants look to gain high-speed access to Canadian equity and derivatives liquidity.
Hedge Funds Not Covered Under CME Group's $100 Million Protection Fund
News  |  2/2/2012  | 
CME Group, the largest futures exchange operator in the U.S., announced the formation of a $100 million fund aimed at protecting farmers and ranchers who hedge their business in its markets.

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