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 Ivy Schmerken

Profile of Ivy Schmerken

Editor at Large
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Ivy is Editor-at-Large for Advanced Trading and Wall Street & Technology. Ivy is responsible for writing in-depth feature articles, daily blogs and news articles with a focus on automated trading in the capital markets. As an industry expert, Ivy has reported on a myriad number of topics including high frequency trading, algorithmic trading strategies, market structure, electronic trading in fixed income , colocation in data centers, Dodd-Frank regulation and the new derivatives landscape. Ivy meets with software companies and other innovators and writes about cloud computing, OMS/EMSs and other financial technologies.

Articles by Ivy Schmerken
posted in January 2010

Why the Industry Is Changing Options Symbology

The options industry has outgrown five-character options symbols and is converting to a more-descriptive format that will help investors understand the instruments they are trading.

New Options Symbology Phased In

New options symbology was phased in on Feb. 12, seemingly without any problems. But given the far-reaching nature of the conversion for brokers, exchanges, clearing firms and vendors, some kinks still could arise.

CQG Adds Nasdaq OMX Nordic Market Data

Customers can access real-time and historical market data for Nasdaq OMX Nordic derivatives, and trading access is slated for later this year.

Is the Bank Tax Unconstitutional?

Wall Street is getting ready for a legal battle over the proposed bank tax unveiled by President Obama last week and has hired a top litigator who has argued cases before the Supreme Court.

Alpha Capture Systems Measure the Value of Sell-Side Trade Ideas

To drum up commissions, sell-side sales professionals increasingly are communicating trade ideas to buy-side clients via alpha capture systems such as youDevise's Trade Information Monitor, which provide performance metrics around the trade ideas.

Flash Orders: Bad for Equities, Good for Options?

In case you thought the controversy over 'flash trading' that erupted in equities is over, think again. In a video CBOE Executive Vice Chairman Edward Tilly contends the economics of flash trading in options and how this actually benefits the customer.

Sell-Side Equity Technology Gets Smarter in 2010

Sell-side heads of equity technology are looking to consolidate their data centers into fewer locations, but not give up space, reports Kevin McPartland, senior analyst at Tabb Group in a Youtube video.

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