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The Trading Mesh

February 2013

No tax please, we’re British, Italian, French…

February 27, 2013 Comments (0)           

 
This article was originally published at the Fidessa Fragmentation blog, and is reproduced here with permission.
 
By Steve Grob
The debate about Financial Transaction Taxes (FTTs) seems to roll on and on. Italy’s FTT is due to come into force this Friday and two democrats in the US want to introduce an American FTT. Even EU Tax Commissioner Algirdas Semeta says a global tax on financial transactions eventually should be a reality.
All of this got me thinking about...

The rising tide in equity trading – who will benefit?

February 7, 2013 Comments (0)           

 
This article was originally published at the Fidessa Fragmentation blog, and is reproduced here with permission.
 
By Steve Grob
Been reading quite a bit lately about how good old-fashioned equities are finding their way back into investors’ favour. And this time it is more than just the indices that are on the move, volume traded is going up too. In many ways, volume or consideration is a more useful indicator of the general health of the trading industry and the US...