Trading

Canadian exchange casting itself as fairer alternative to TSX

A new exchange formed by Royal Bank of Canada hopes to lessen the impact of high-frequency trading in Canadian markets while offering an alternative venue to the Toronto Stock Exchange.

June 15, 2015
Volatility fears push nervous investors toward puts

Volatility fears push nervous investors toward puts

Investors increasingly are hedging downside risk through put options as a way to stay in attractive equity markets while dealing with their fears of increased volatility and market shocks.

June 15, 2015
Some fear asset owner concerns not on table

Some fear asset owner concerns not on table

Market structure analysts and consultants worry that the Securities and Exchange Commission's Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee will bypass concerns of asset owners' by concentrating on...

June 01, 2015
Best execution a real conundrum

Best execution a real conundrum

Market participants agree on the principle of best execution in trades. But how they define best execution is another story.

June 01, 2015
Investors keen on opening of   Saudi market

Investors keen on opening of Saudi market

Money management executives and institutional investors are preparing for what could be a significant change to the makeup of their emerging markets equity allocations, due to the imminent opening of ...

June 01, 2015
Tracking trading costs

Tracking trading costs

See charts showing trading cost trends for large cap and small cap strategies.

June 01, 2015 | 12:01 am
Deutsche Bank to pay $55 million in SEC derivatives risk settlement

Deutsche Bank to pay $55 million in SEC derivatives risk settlement

Deutsche Bank will pay $55 million to settle SEC charges that the bank did not disclose in its financial reports the full risk of a derivatives portfolio.

May 26, 2015 | 01:02 pm

Illinois Teachers invests in 2 managed futures strategies, earmarks $1.1 billion total

Illinois Teachers' Retirement System approved investments or commitments totaling up to $1.1 billion at a board of trustees meeting Friday.

May 22, 2015 | 02:39 pm
SEC approves small-cap tick pilot

SEC approves small-cap tick pilot

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday gave final approval for a two-year pilot program beginning May 6, 2016, to increase the tick sizes — minimum quoting and trading increments...

May 07, 2015 | 03:44 pm
Experts see trouble ahead from MiFID II

Experts see trouble ahead from MiFID II

European market regulators' efforts to apply equity templates to trading in other asset classes will be felt by U.S. money managers and asset owners through higher trading costs, reduced investment...

May 04, 2015
Dark pool for bonds might depend on equity success

Dark pool for bonds might depend on equity success

The recent launch by eight large U.S. money managers of an equity dark pool has some wondering if something similar could be built by the buy side for fixed-income trading.

May 04, 2015

Study: Naked short selling did not cause 2008 crash

Fails to deliver under naked short selling did not cause the 2008 financial market crash, a new study says.

May 04, 2015
SEC proposal would require certain non-U.S. swap dealers to register in U.S.

SEC proposal would require certain non-U.S. swap dealers to register in U.S.

The SEC on Wednesday proposed requiring non-U.S. swap dealers that operate trading desks in the U.S. to register with the agency as a security-based swap dealer.

April 30, 2015 | 11:30 am
OTC derivatives markets down in the second half of 2014

OTC derivatives markets down in the second half of 2014

Over-the-counter derivatives markets contracted 8.9% in the second half of 2014, according to data released Thursday by the Bank for International Settlements.

April 30, 2015 | 11:30 am
Twitter stock drops 18.2% on leaked earnings release

Twitter stock drops 18.2% on leaked earnings release

Twitter Inc. saw its stock price drop 18.2% on Tuesday after its first-quarter earnings release leaked.

April 28, 2015 | 04:30 pm