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  • To Our Colleagues in Washington DC
    by Jim Toes on January 8, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    To our colleagues in Washington DC: As more images appear in the public eye of the January 6 assault and breach of our nation’s Capitol and office buildings, it is difficult to describe all the emotions felt by so many. Throughout the years you, in your role as congressional staffers, have always kept an open…  Read more The post To Our Colleagues in Washington DC appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • Updates from the Hill and Comment Letter on Nasdaq Filing
    by Sam Belden on December 22, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    SEC Adopts Rules to Modernize Key Market Infrastructure Responsible for Collecting, Consolidating, and Disseminating Equity Market DataThe SEC today adopted rules to modernize the infrastructure for the collection, consolidation, and dissemination of NMS market data. This infrastructure has not been significantly updated since its initial implementation in the late 1970s. Brett W. Redfearn to Conclude Transformative…  Read more The post Updates from the Hill and Comment Letter on Nasdaq Filing appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • 2020 Mentors of the Year Panel
    by Sam Belden on December 11, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    On December 1, the STA Foundation presented the inaugural STA WIF Mentor of the Year Awards to three deserving women in our industry: Christine Cofer of Wells Fargo Advisors, Shay Deverell of Citadel Securities and Christine Sandler of Fidelity Digital Assets. These three women spoke about the challenges of mentoring amidst a global pandemic and…  Read more The post 2020 Mentors of the Year Panel appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • Be Like Mike
    by Sam Belden on December 10, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    For anyone who has spent time on an equity trading floor, you know that the relationship between traders and sales-traders is complicated and filled with friction caused by conflicting interests. While traders and sales-traders equally bear responsibility for managing the firm’s capital and client relationships, the former is concerned about their individual P&L and the…  Read more The post Be Like Mike appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • STA Comment Letter on Nasdaq BX Proposal to Limit Short-Term Options Strikes
    by Sam Belden on December 9, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    STA believes the Strike Interval Proposal introduces an efficient strike listing standard that balances the interests of option market makers, liquidity providers and investors and, if replicated by other option exchanges, would foster market growth, better ensure investor protections, and ultimately improve the liquidity of the market. Therefore, STA recommends that the Commission approve the…  Read more The post STA Comment Letter on Nasdaq BX Proposal to Limit Short-Term Options Strikes appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • Options: Does the Giant Grow Bigger in 2021?
    by Jim Toes on December 3, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Open Call Description The ability for investors to connect to the listed options market and trade with confidence is greatly attributed to technology and education.  These factors, along with low costs, contributed to the explosive growth in listed options volumes in 2020 with estimates that close to 30 million new accounts in derivatives were opened this year. Is…  Read more The post Options: Does the Giant Grow Bigger in 2021? appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • In 2020, Industry Firms Can Give to Each Other by Giving Back
    by Sam Belden on November 27, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    With the holiday season approaching, now is a natural time to think about how we can adapt longstanding traditions to meet the moment. By now, most of us have settled into the new normal made necessary by the coronavirus, which continues to present new challenges, both big and small. Holiday gifts have always been a…  Read more The post In 2020, Industry Firms Can Give to Each Other by Giving Back appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • Episode 6: A View From Canada
    by Jim Toes on November 19, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    In Episode 6, we speak with Kevin Sampson, President, Equity Trading, TMX Group. Our conversation touches on a range of topics from throughout 2020, including the resilience of the markets during peak volatility: the surge in activity from retail investors and how that dynamic is playing out in Canada; the potential consequences of the recent U.S. elections on…  Read more The post Episode 6: A View From Canada appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • STA Foundation Flashback: Tito Singh, Tegra118
    by Sam Belden on November 18, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Throughout the years, the STA Foundation Awards have recognized those who have made notable and genuine contributions to the well-being of individuals within the financial services industry. Ahead of this year’s awards ceremony and panels on Dec. 1, we’re talking with past recipients to find out what the STA Foundation Awards mean to them. Today, we speak…  Read more The post STA Foundation Flashback: Tito Singh, Tegra118 appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • STA Foundation Flashback: Peggy Bowie, Manulife Asset Management
    by Sam Belden on November 18, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Throughout the years, the STA Foundation Awards have recognized those who have made notable and genuine contributions to the well-being of individuals within the financial services industry. Ahead of this year’s awards ceremony and panels on Dec. 1, we’re talking with past recipients to find out what the STA Foundation Awards mean to them. Today,…  Read more The post STA Foundation Flashback: Peggy Bowie, Manulife Asset Management appeared first on Security Traders Association.