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Alistair Cree
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Beyond Broker Scorecards What's Next for Algo Wheels?

FlexTrade has just released a whitepaper on the brokers and the increased scope the algo wheels are taking.

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CANNABIS CORNER: Part 1: Snapshot of the Legal Cannabis Market at Year’s End

In this first in an exclusive new series to Traders Magazine, Sachin Barot, CEO of CERESLabs, examines the foundations of the cannabis industry and the potential for trading in this new emerging asset.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Before the Fall

In this FLASHBACK FRIDAY Traders Magazine looks back to December 2009, when word "Ponzi" was broadly introduced to the world via Bernard Madoff and the fraud he perpetrated upon thousands investors. We take a look at what has happened since and a detailed look back into his origin on this 10th anniversary of his arrest.

WBR ELS: Buyside Keynote – T Rowe’s Williams Talks SEC and MiFID II

The buy-side has many things on its collective mind and one trading head at a major asset manager isn’t afraid to speak them.

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Demystifying Dodd-Frank

Commissioner Scott O'Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is on a mission. He says the process of writing new over-the-counter derivative contract rules needs more transparency. Over the past year he has repeatedly called for more roundtables and public comment on how rules are written. Why is this important? Because these rules, among other things, will determine which OTC derivative contracts must go through a clearing process and which ones can continue to use the old bilateral, dealer-to-dealer model.

New Blood

Fresh-faced yet experienced graduates are entering investment firms in strong numbers. Traders looks at this crop of bright young things and the new skills and placing new demands on the buyside.

The New Topic

Some unintended consequences from the credit crisis of 2008 and the regulations that followed have come to light. Also, buyside firms are gathering their traders to rate the research and execution services from the sellside in relentlessly thorough scoring sessions.

A Clear Answer on HFT

High-frequency traders and supporters claim that HFT is helpful to the equity market. The data presents a starkly different story.

Better Data Emerges After Rules Battle

Once the fight for new regulations settled down, an unintended victor has emerged: the data and data systems used by today's traders.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Over the past year, the liquidity in emerging currencies grew in fits and starts quarter to quarter. Traders asked FX veterans for their outlook on the next 12 months.