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Why The SEC Tick Size Pilot Is Ending

By: Wayne Duggan The SEC’s tick size pilot program will not be continued past the test period’s October expiration, the regulatory body announced earlier this month, marking the end of the two-year program. Here’s an overview of the goals of the project and why the SEC is throwing in the towel. Goals Of The Test.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, May 07, 2018

IPOX Indexes steady as IPOX Europe (IXTE) surges to highest since Financial Crises. IPO Deal-flow Review & Outlook: Ping An Good Doctor (1833 HK) debuts flat/Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi filed for World’s largest IPO since 2014/AXA Equitable (EQH US), Springer Nature (SPG GF) lined up. IPOX Indexes steady as IPOX Europe (IXTE) surges to highest.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, April 30, 2018

Most IPOX Indexes record sharp losses, diverge from benchmarks. IPOX Europe (IXTE) extends YTD gain. IPO Deal-flow Review & Outlook: U.S. Tech IPOs rise sharply / Healthcare platform Ping An Good Doctor (1833 HK) in focus. Most IPOX Indexes record sharp losses, diverge from benchmarks. IPOX Europe (IXTE) extends YTD gain. A jump in equity.. Read more

5 Of The Most Common Mistakes, Short Sellers Make

By: Wayne Duggan Volatility has returned in 2018, which is traditionally a better sign for short-term traders than for long-term investors. Increased volatility usually means more opportunities to play both sides of the market, long and short. But shorting a stock is not quite as simply saying “I think this stock will go down.” It’s.. Read more

When Trading Earnings Reports, It’s Not Always The Results That Matter

Earnings season is a particularly interesting time for Wall Street because of the volatility it brings. Even during a year as volatile as this one, earnings season will almost assuredly create even more volatility in the equities markets. A lot of traders use earnings as a catalyst to make short-term day or swing trades. They’ll.. Read more

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