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The Cycle Projection Oscillator (CPO), a technical tool that uses complex algorithms to filter multiple cycles from historical data, is currently flashing red on the S&P 500
At the recent Mondo Visione Exchange Forum in London, longtime regulatory consultant Richard Britton read aloud a passage from the 126-page Turner Review (See “Credit Default Swaps: Still the Object
There was a shake-up in the trading world on May 21 when futures commission merchant PFGBEST purchased the customer assets of trading services provider Alaron. Alaron will be formed into ATD, a
Upstart exchange ELX made a splash on June 1 when it announced that Goldman Sachs would become a founding partner. ELX, which is backed by a consortium of financial institutions, received approval
The U.S. Treasury’s 2010 revenue proposal, released May 11, included a bombshell for the futures and options industry: the possibility of the end of preferential 60/40 tax treatment for futures and
So far, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has emerged as the volume winner among exchange efforts to clear credit default swaps (CDS). ICE US Trust, which has the backing of major investment banks,
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s restrictions on short selling in September 2008 threw the options industry into a frenzy, so it wasn’t hard to imagine another battle after the SEC proposed
Originally published in February 2007, the acceptable practices were defined to include three operating provisions: at least 35% public representation on boards of directors, board-level regulatory