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Schapiro: SEC mulls reporting of OTC derivative trades

June 22, 2009

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering whether trading in over the counter derivatives should be reported like other securities transactions, SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro told a congressional subcommittee today. “The SEC is considering...

NYSE, DTCC to open derivatives clearing house

June 18, 2009

NYSE Euronext and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. said Thursday they would create a fixed-income derivatives clearing house in an effort to provide a single view of risk across asset classes. The 50-50 joint venture will be called the...

Hedge funds take the 'short' out of long-short strategy

January 12, 2017

What happens when you take the “short” out of a long-short trading strategy? Some hedge funds are about to find out. Equity long-short fund managers, the biggest category in hedge funds, hold the fewest bearish stock bets on record, data...

Volatility in stocks expected to climb amid anxiety over oil, global growth, rates

January 6, 2015

It's the consensus view of options analysts that day-to-day turbulence in the U.S. stock market will increase this year after falling since 2011. So far, nothing's happened to prove them wrong. Deutsche Bank AG became at least the third major...

Economic recovery optimism boosts stock index futures

November 25, 2014

U.S. stock index futures on small caps advanced, indicating the Russell 2000 Index will rise a fourth day, after benchmark indexes extended records amid optimism over the economic recovery. Futures on the Russell 2000 expiring in December rose...

The incredible shrinking hedge fund fees

May 16, 2014

Coming soon to a hedge fund near you: No more performance fees. That's right, the industry that made high fees and expenses fashionable is starting to drift back down to Earth. In typical hedge fund industry style, this trend is difficult to...

You, too, can play hedge fund manager with new credit swap ETFs

May 14, 2014

If you (or your grandmother) want to bet your savings on a bundle of credit derivatives, it'll be easy to do so through a new swath of exchange-traded funds. The ETFs may not have been created with her in mind, but she'll be able to buy their...

Finra arbitrators award couple $16.6 million from BNP Paribas

June 30, 2015

BNP Paribas Securities Corp. must pay a retired London couple $16.6 million for selling them an unsuitable investment in the longest-running Finra arbitration hearing in 20 years, a three-member panel has ruled. The award in the five-year-old...

Derivatives to face transaction fees under Obama proposal

September 13, 2013

Derivatives would face new transaction fees to pay for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission budget under a proposal President Barack Obama’s administration submitted to Congress. The CFTC, starting in the 2014 fiscal year, would set...

Bill Gross has a winning strategy to profit from range-bound Treasuries

April 14, 2015

Bill Gross says he has a strategy to build on gains this year, betting the Treasury market will spend the rest of the second quarter in the doldrums. Even if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the first time since 2006, the head of...

Nasdaq focus on resiliency, "robustness" in wake of outage

August 23, 2013

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. halted trading for three hours yesterday to protect the integrity of markets as a technology malfunction left some investors without stock quotes, Chief Executive Officer Robert Greifeld said in his first public remarks...

Stocks still 'best game in town' as energy prices decline

December 2, 2014

European stocks rose, as energy shares rebounded from six days of losses, and optimism grew over stimulus prospects before the European Central Bank meets later this week. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.4% to 347.07 at 11:06 a.m. in London,...

After November gains, stocks expected to slip as oil prices extend decline

December 1, 2014

U.S. stock-index futures declined, indicating equities will fall for a second day, as oil prices extended losses, and data showed Chinese manufacturing slowed last month. Schlumberger (SLB) Ltd. slipped 2.6% in early New York trading as West...

IntercontinentalExchange to acquire NYSE Euronext

December 20, 2012

IntercontinentalExchange Inc., the 12-year-old energy and commodity futures bourse, agreed to acquire NYSE Euronext (NYX) for cash and stock worth $8.2 billion, moving to take control of the world's biggest equities market. Proposing to combine...

Stocks edge up as focus turns to jobless claims, new home sales

November 26, 2014

European stocks extended a two-month high, with German equities posting their longest winning streak since 2013, while travel and energy companies fell. Investors are also watching U.S. data. Reports Wednesday may show jobless claims in the...

Options market action suggests investor fear has peaked

October 18, 2014

Bulls looking for signs that Friday's rally in stocks is the start of something bigger are taking signals from options and Standard & Poor's 500 Index charts. One way of gauging market sentiment is to compare how much it costs to buy options...

Time is ripe for unconstrained bond funds

July 10, 2014

With equities hovering near all-time highs and baby boomers fueling demand for income solutions, bond investing — yield, capital preservation and risk reduction — is as important as ever. However, given persistent low interest rates, building...

Thinkorswim users hit TD Ameritrade with hefty arbitration claim

January 10, 2012

TD Ameritrade Inc. has been hit with an $8 million arbitration claim by a group of options traders who say they lost money last summer during final integration of the thinkorswim trading platform. The arbitration, filed late last month by two...

Join the crowd and sell stocks?

March 3, 2014

Equities around the globe are selling off on the Ukraine crisis. What should you do? The Oracle of Omaha has a suggestion. Buffett: Wouldn't sell shares on Ukraine news Speaking of stocks, here comes volatility. VIX traders bet on rising volatility...

Five years since the bottom, looking at stocks' recovery

February 28, 2014

The five-year anniversary of the stock market's bottom is fast approaching, so it's a good time to take, um, stock of the rebound. Stocks' rising tide floats some boats higher than others It's a big day for economic data. One of the key reports:...

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