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    Big Data Analytics and Back-Office Alpha

    The analysis of more and richer data yields more-timely and more accurate decisions, notes Actian CTO Mike Hoskins. And while big data analytics have become a staple in the front office, they are just beginning to ...
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    Examining the Impact of Tick Size on Market Quality

    In mandating price tick sizes, regulators must strike a balance between liquidity, transaction costs and price discovery. While narrower tick sizes allow for reduced transaction costs and more exact price ...
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    Voice Trading Gets New Life

    Despite the meteoric rise of electronic and algorithmic trading, voice trading still has a place in the markets, notes Jack Bloch, head of development trading and dispatch at Unify, who points to smaller trading ...

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