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The SEC Takes Aim At The Corporate and Municipal Bond Markets

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Jun, 2014

Sunlight is the best disinfectant​” –  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

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Last week, SEC Chair Mary Jo White gave a speech about adding more transparency to the US corporate and municipal bond markets:

“I am therefore concerned that in the fixed income markets, technology is being leveraged simply to make the old, decentralized method of trading more efficient for market intermediaries, and its potential to achieve more widespread benefits for investors, including the broad availability of pre-trade pricing information, lower search costs, and greater price competition – especially for retail
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Can CIA Agent Jack Ryan Stop The Next Rogue Stock Market Algorithm?

20

Jun, 2014

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We have always been fans of those Harrison Ford movies adapted from the Tom Clancy novels where he plays CIA agent Jack Ryan.  There is a new version of the series just out called “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”.  This time Jack Ryan is a young CIA financial analyst that discovers a Russian plot to crash the US stock market by sending in waves of sell orders at the same time as a planned terrorist attack.  Jack is sent to Moscow to find out exactly how the Russians plan to crash the…
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