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Pensions & Investments: Institutions At Odds with Retail Over SEC’s Order Protection Rule

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For many institutional traders and analysts, getting rid of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Order Protection Rule is a no-brainer, making it easier to trade in large blocks. But that’s not the case for retail investors, who value the rule that requires equity trades to be executed on the exchange that offers the best price.… Continue reading Pensions & Investments: Institutions At Odds with Retail Over SEC’s Order Protection Rule

Barron’s: Harley Davidson — We Told You So…

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On Feb. 25, Barron’s Bill Alpert warned investors to stay away from shares of Harley Davidson. At the time, he noted that the declining number if middle-aged white guys, its deteriorating loans, and declining ridership pointed to tough times for the Harley’s stock. Through last night, Harley’s shares had gained 5% since Bill’s story ran, but… Continue reading Barron’s: Harley Davidson — We Told You So…

Pensions & Investments: Research Could Be Next for Trading Floor

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The next commodity traded on an exchange could be manager research. Buying and selling investment research in a market is seen by some industry analysts as a natural progression from the current trend of aggregating a variety of research through financial technology. Impending European rules that will require unbundling and disclosure of research costs is… Continue reading Pensions & Investments: Research Could Be Next for Trading Floor

WatersTechnology: From Opening Weekend to Market Open — Turning Movies into Market Data

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A movie’s opening weekend is a reliable indicator of how it will perform over the length of its release. But what date a studio picks for the opening weekend—and whether that date changes before release—can also impact its revenues, and its parent studio’s stock price. Event data provider Wall Street Horizon is putting the finishing… Continue reading WatersTechnology: From Opening Weekend to Market Open — Turning Movies into Market Data

The TRADE News: ITG Integrates ONEaccess Tech for MiFID II Unbundling

Mark Dowd

Mark Dowd

ITG has teamed up with ONEaccess to integrate their services for an unbundling tool ahead of MiFID II. ONEaccess research valuation will be integrated with ITG’s research payment account (RPA) to help asset managers unbundle research. ITG’s global head of commission management, Jack Pollina, explained the firm’s RPA tool “seeks to assist clients with the… Continue reading The TRADE News: ITG Integrates ONEaccess Tech for MiFID II Unbundling

The TRADE News: FactSet and ONEaccess Target MiFID II with New Tools

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FactSet and ONEaccess have teamed up to produce a suite of tools aimed at tracking and unbundling research services ahead of MiFID II. Clients of FactSet will be eligible to attend corporate access events and be able to create a research valuation framework carrying out broker quantitative votes within its research management solution. The service… Continue reading The TRADE News: FactSet and ONEaccess Target MiFID II with New Tools

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