And Another Thing…

Monday’s column – predicably I have to say – prompted no little chatter on my communication channels, it’s always that way when I write about the primary venues, and amongst the always interesting conversations was an idea or two about why the April and May data were so awful, and the suggestion of a scenario […]
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And Finally…

So, do we need to talk about the primary venues? The ADV data from CME Group (which obviously includes EBS) and Refinitiv makes for pretty grim reading with the latter two reporting the lowest daily turnover since they started publishing data in 2007 and 2009 respectively, and the former being in the fifties of billions […]
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And Another Thing…

It’s a bold statement from a man who has proven again and again he is not afraid of rocking the boat, “We consider a full move to 24/7 spot FX trading a real possibility within the next five years”. So, is David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Group, making a bold statement or actually predicting what […]
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And Finally…

In a strange quirk of timing, just a day after I published my thoughts on the need for traders to escalate issues, we got news of a whistleblower being awarded $50 million, purportedly for revealing details of how a bank harmed customers. In Thursday’s column I argued that the trader who last week told a […]
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And Another Thing…

If everything stacks up, something happened on Monday that highlights just how much more work the FX industry has remaining to not only get people to understand the FX Global Code’s requirements, but also to adhere with it. Bloomberg News issued a report which basically stated that someone in Asia had triggered an option barrier […]
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And Finally…

I know I should leave it but I can’t resist – is it only me that sees the irony in a bunch of managers driving home a class action lawsuit over alleged manipulation just one day before we had a great example of how things may actually be worse than they were before? The April […]
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And Another Thing…

Earlier this month, Virtu Financial announced it was rolling out a data analytics service, it was one of several initiatives launched by the firm since the acquisition of ITG and is yet another example of how the non-bank market making segment is seeking to evolve and, as a result of that evolution, move closer to […]
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White House Watch: An Inconsequential Virus Obituary

With by one count 93,382 deaths blamed on the corona virus through Wednesday, each one a life-altering tragedy for a family, there is hardly any point chronicling the death of an inanimate process which few could care about or should. Yet the passing of the early morning ritual of getting the jobs report, the Consumer […]
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WHW: ‘My Decision to Make’ – The New Virus Anthem

A few loose ends remain but this whole virus thing is about to be wrapped up, with all the states reopening to some degree, so far no virus rebound evident and a vaccine candidate or two coming along fine. Once that vaccine is nailed down and a few hundred million doses administered, back to revving […]
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White House Watch: Something Worse Than Either Side Winning?

All eyes are now on the 2020 presidential election – the words every day from every cable network and, from time to time, maybe the question should be raised, why? First, back to headquarters for late breaking virus news, like the CBS’ 60 Minutes interview with Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell Sunday night. He said […]
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