New data from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) show that only 3.2% of the orders placed in the stock market in the second quarter of 2013 actually went through.
The increasing reliance on private, rather than public, markets creates a system of financial apartheid. Retail investors, and the mutual funds they depend upon, have fewer and fewer U.S. companies to pick from. Private equity firms get access to the future Facebooks and Googles of the world, and they extract all they can before exiting into what is left of the public markets.
Why Online Dating Services Are Like Financial Markets
In that sense, online dating services bring the same thing to the market for relationships that modern, electronic trading platforms bring to the financial markets: In a word, liquidity.
The Next Round of Derivatives Regulation
The trouble is, derivatives rules are weaker or nonexistent elsewhere, making the call for substituted compliance either a tactic to delay enforcement until the rest of the world updates its regulations or, worse, an attempt to avoid tough regulation altogether.
Mitigating Market Abuse
Those looking to find any unfair advantage and exploit markets are investing heavily in technology, so it is critical that regulators partner with industry solutions that have the resources to continue to innovate and take advantage of new technology such as big data, cloud computing, social media and sentiment analysis.