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How Will The Volcker Rule Effect You?

The financial crisis of 2008 continues to have a profound effect on the financial markets. This isn’t because of what happened, it’s due to the variety of financial market regulations being put into place to prevent 2008 from ever happening again. Markets, minus housing, have rebounded significantly since the volatile days of 2007-2008. However, this.. Read more

Nano is Nasdaq’s New Microsecond

By Michael Lacasse Director of Technical Account Management, Lightspeed Institutional Everything is getting faster. Not so long ago, it took days to travel from New York to London; now, it only takes a few short hours. Even the way we eat – with the proliferation of fast-food outlets with drive-thru dining options – has increased.. Read more

Does The Market Care Who Wins The Election?

How can you tell what year it is without a calendar? Just turn on the TV. If you’re assaulted by political attack ads and televised talking heads pushing their partisan agendas, it’s an election year. This year, with the Office of the President up for grabs, the contention has reached new highs: The Democrats claim.. Read more

Market lessons learned in 2011

What a year 2011 was! It was a year of crazy volatility with stocks plunging then rebounding on several occasions. Fortunes were made, fortunes were lost, buy and holders got their clocks cleaned in some sectors, others did well. Some break outs worked for the trend traders, others failed spectacularly. It was a year custom.. Read more

What Traders Can Expect In 2012

It’s hard to believe that the crazy — yet profitable for many — year of 2011 is almost behind us. Stellar corporate earnings, explosive IPOs and domestic economic progress was marred by severe issues in the euro zone and out of control, aggressively negative rating agencies at the highest level. Not to mention the still.. Read more

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