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  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- A blizzard bearing down on New York hollowed out Wall Street offices on Monday, leaving most investment banks and fund managers with skeleton staffs as many employees opted to work from home. "No one will give me a medal for making it to work after a five-hour commute," said Anurag Bhardwaj, a managing director who works with hedge funds at Barclays...

  • Stock exchanges including Intercontinental Exchange Inc's New York Stock Exchange unit, Nasdaq OMX Group, and BATS Global Markets said their exchanges were expected to stay open for normal operating hours Monday and Tuesday. NYSE and BATS have backup data centers in Chicago, while Nasdaq's backup is in Ashburn, Virginia. Heavy snowfall has led the NYSE to...

  • Investors should be preparing for Nasdaq 5000 Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:50 AM ET

    The Nasdaq is nearing the 5,000 mark, a level not seen since the dot-com bubble in March 2000. Should tech investors be worried or elated?

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- Exchange operator BATS Global Markets is in discussions to buy institutional foreign exchange trading platform Hotspot from KCG Holdings Inc for nearly $400 million, three sources close to the situation said on Friday. The $5 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market has been the focus of a probe by regulators in Britain following allegations...

  • US crude reverses early gains to settle down 4.6% Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 2:31 PM ET
    The oil storage depot at Indonesian oil company Pertamina in Jakarta

    Oil prices fell on Thursday after weak U.S. economic data spurred worries over crude oil demand.

  • NYMEX-US crude rises above $49 after best day since 2012 Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 7:22 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 15- U.S. crude rose for a second session on Thursday after surging nearly 6 percent in the previous session in its biggest gain since June 2012 as traders with expiring options bought back futures. *U.S. crude for February delivery was up 43 cents at $48.91 a barrel by 0005 GMT, after briefly hitting a session high of $49.59. *Exchange operator Nasdaq OMX...

  • The No. 2 U.S. stock market operator said the SEC had also concluded a separate investigation into the development of order types on the legacy BATS exchanges without taking any action. Exchanges are required under federal securities laws to obtain SEC approval for rules governing how buy and sell orders are matched and to comply with those rules.

  • Both BATS Global Markets and Nasdaq OMX Group recently said they have held talks with banks on outsourcing some or all of their dark pool operations. In June, the New York attorney general brought a lawsuit against Barclays, accusing the bank of misleading clients in its dark pool. Also in June, dark pool operator Liquidnet agreed to pay the Securities and...

  • Nasdaq eyes running 'dark pools' for banks: Report Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:14 AM ET

    Nasdaq has approached several big banks with a proposal to take over the operation of their so-called "dark pools."

  • Nasdaq eyes running dark pools for banks - WSJ Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 12:15 AM ET

    Jan 12- Nasdaq OMX Group has approached several big banks with a proposal to take over the operation of their so called "dark pools," and plans to seek regulatory permission to do so, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Nasdaq Chief Executive Robert Greifeld. Last month, Citigroup Inc said it would shut down its alternative stock trading venue LavaFlow, at a time...

  • This is a ticking time bomb for stocks Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET

    At the end of 2014, borrowing to buy stocks reached its highest level relative to the size of the U.S. economy since 1929.

  • NYSE to eliminate fees for some retail stock orders Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    NYSE now says it will eliminate transaction fees for orders originating from retail investors that are priced midway between the best bid and offer available at the time, priced at $1 or above, starting Jan. 2. NYSE currently charges 25 cents per 100 shares for those types of orders. NYSE executes a little over 20 percent of U.S. stock trades on its three stock...

  • Here are annual changes to Nasdaq-100 index Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:31 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX announced the results of its annual re-ranking of the Nasdaq 100 index, which will cause a reshuffling of several constituents.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- Citigroup Inc is shutting down its alternative stock trading venue LavaFlow, the bank said on Tuesday, at a time when regulatory scrutiny has increased around broker-run trading platforms, forcing banks to rethink the costs. "Following a recent review of the LavaFlow ECN, we have decided that our capital, resources and efforts would be better...

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks ended the week at highs as markets rallied on overseas central banks' stimulus efforts and an encouraging domestic outlook.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Citigroup Inc is considering a sale of its index business, two sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday, making it the latest bank to think about jettisoning benchmarking amid increased regulatory scrutiny. About $174 billion in exchange traded fund and mutual fund assets track Citigroup indexes, according to Morningstar.

  • Banks chase trading cheats with 'fuzzy' surveillance Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Nov 19- Stung by billion-dollar fines for malpractice on their trading floors, the world's big banks are using' fuzzy logic' tools such as relationship mapping and behavioral analytics to read the minds of would-be cheats among their traders. They know their communications are being monitored; they are using different channels and new words, "said...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- Regulators are undertaking a comprehensive data-driven review of the rules underpinning the U.S. equity markets, including the pricing and rebate system used by exchanges, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday. The SEC is looking at its National Market System rule set, as well as the role of exchanges acting as...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- IEX Group, which runs an alternative trading system known as a "dark pool," said on Tuesday its plan to allow brokers to post visible orders on its platform at the end of January would not affect the brokers' ability to place hidden orders. IEX, which was featured in Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," has said it aims to become a registered...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's $16 billion initial public offering. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Friday said UBS' agreement with Nasdaq to help make a market for Facebook...