HONR-ETF

Hoorah! HONR ETF; ESG is Now the New Normal…

ETFs $HONR and $VETS advance an intriguing investment thesis: companies that stand up for military veterans outperform their peers. Much like the view that women-led VC firms tend to outperform their male-dominated competitors, the thesis for investing in a culture-centric portfolio of companies is an approach now used by a broad…Read More

7 March, 2019
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MEMX-Do the US Equities Markets Really Need 14 Venues?!

For those who missed the MarketsMuse memo from Jan 14, there appears to be yet another exchange coming to the US Equities markets, as if the industry needs one more platform to facilitate trading in publicly-listed stocks. The latest platform, which is still on the whiteboard, is a consortium-based initiative…Read More

24 January, 2019

CNBC Debuts Programming Dedicated to ETFs-Finally!

MarketsMuse coverage of the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry began nearly ten years ago, and our senior curators have since been scratching their heads as to why CNBC, the retail investors' most-watched business news network had never created dedicated programming to educate their viewers about ETFs, an asset class that has consistently…Read More

24 January, 2019

From The Halls of Montezuma-to the Floors of the…

US Marine veteran of Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Storm and veteran NYSE floor trader enlists with designated market-maker GTS with rank of Global Market Commentator From the USMC to the NYSE, Mark Otto re-defines the phrase 'veteran' when considering his pedigree as a highly-decorated former US Marine and…Read More

18 January, 2019
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NYSE Top DMMs Aim to Defect? MEMX To Be…

[caption id="attachment_5639" align="alignleft" width="150"] NYSE DMM Citadel Securities started as a HFT prop trading firm[/caption] Something funny happened on the way to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last week; Citadel Securities and Virtu Financial, two of the three biggest NYSE “Designated Market-Makers” aka “DMM”) --also domain experts…Read More

14 January, 2019
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Corporate Bond e-Trading: “It’s like déjà vu all over…

The never ending battle to electronify the secondary market for corporate bonds has yet another new entrant that aims to disintermediate corporate debt dealers that 'control' the trading in what has morphed from a $2trillion market to a $9 trillion marketplace during the last decade alone. As profiled by CNBC…Read More

10 December, 2018
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GTS, NYSE Top DMM Now Joins Forces With Boutique…

Trifecta Month for GTS; NYSE DMM, Quant-Trading Powerhouse and Fin-Tech Think-Tank Now Aligned With Investment Bank Specializing in Primary Debt & Equity Capital Markets GTS, the NYSE's Top DMM, and one of the global trading market's leading multi-asset electronic market-makers, is on a strategic deal-making binge. On the heels of…Read More

19 November, 2018
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Attention! Veterans Day + USMC Birthday Salute to Veteran…

In Honor of Veterans Day and the USMC 243rd Birthday, MarketsMuse Curators extend our appreciation to all US Military Veterans, Happy 243rd Birthday and Semper Fi to all US Marines, a special salute to the battalion of sell-side broker-dealers owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans, and a Special Shout Out to…Read More

9 November, 2018
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NYSE DMM GTS Securities Buys Cantor’s ETF Market-Making Business

Breaking News: GTS Securities, the NYSE's biggest specialist firm aka Designated Market Maker ("DMM") and one of the electronic market-making world's biggest players in the FX and rates markets is now aiming to become the ETF industry's biggest market-maker the old-fashioned way, by buying into the space. After several months…Read More

2 November, 2018
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This Broker-Dealer Gives Back & Pays Forward

Broker-Dealer Newport Beach, CA & Stamford, CT – November 1, 2018 — Each year, Mischler Financial Group, Inc. (“Mischler”), the securities industry’s oldest investment bank and institutional brokerage owned and operated by service-disabled veterans, pledges a percentage of the firm’s profits to veteran and service-disabled veteran philanthropies as part of…Read More

31 October, 2018
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NYSE Floor Broker Lauren Simmons Breaking Records & Glass…

MarketsMuse Curators extend our thanks for the excerpt below, courtesy of Aug 1 feature story by Philly Inquirer Reporter, Erin Arvedlund. Follow Erin on Twitter via   @erinarvedlund  or email  EArvedlund@phillynews.com NYSE Floor Broker Lauren Simmons is breaking records and glass ceilings. She’s the youngest female and only the second African American woman to…Read More

1 August, 2018
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ETF View: What’s Next: Telecom-Media Merge Into XLC

Extra! Extra! XLC is the new ETF that ties telecom and media constituents into one exchange-traded fund! For those with a view towards latest and greatest ETF products, eyes and ears are on the Communications Services Select SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA: XLC) — "it tracks the Communication Services Select Sector Index and “seeks…Read More

3 July, 2018
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Morgan Stanley Ratchets Up Electronic Bond Trading Team

Morgan Stanley Raises Its Hand and Appoints e-Trading Veteran to lead investment bank's scheme for the Electronification of Fixed Income Markets. Electronic bond trading has long been a holy grail for certain folks in and around Wall Street. On the one hand, reducing head count and mitigating dependence on high-paid sales…Read More

25 June, 2018
fintech-spac-ipo

Former NYSE Prez Farley Launches Fintech SPAC IPO

Tom Farley, the former top gun at the NYSE, has long advocated the benefits of raising capital via the construct of Special Purpose Acquisition Company aka "SPAC", aka "Blank Check company." Now he's become the CEO poster boy for SPACs with the formal IPO and NYSE listing of Fintech SPAC…Read More

13 June, 2018
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Big Board Bets on former Bloomberg “Babe”: Betty Liu…

Bloomberg's Betty Liu Moves to C-Suite Role at NYSE (Original story from Traders Magazine - June 6- by John D'Antona Jr.)--The women's movement continues at the U.S.’ NYSE, the oldest public stock exchange,  announced that former Bloomberg "babe" Betty Liu, who is also founder of financial content firm Radiate, Inc.,…Read More

8 June, 2018
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Crypto Cool Kids Getting The Joke-Aim at Bank Licensing

What's Next? CryptoCurrency Bank License; Crypto Cool Kids New Goal: Stay Inside Regulatory Goal Posts Coinbase Inc. and another cryptocurrency firm talked to U.S. regulators about the possibility of obtaining banking licenses, a move that would allow the startups to broaden the types of products they offer. Coinbase, which operates…Read More

18 May, 2018
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Goldman Sachs Goes Crypto; Opens Bitcoin Trade Desk

Goldman Sachs, the venerable investment bank and trading house, has been called lots of things, including "Squid." But nobody on Wall Street can dispute the fact that $GS is uniquely innovative and perhaps, a firm that can smell the trail of money better than its peers and explains why Goldman is…Read More

3 May, 2018
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SEC Subpoena Smackdown: ICO Issuers & Enablers Get Pinned

An SEC subpoena is not exactly what any Issuer (or stock promoter) puts on the top of their birthday wish list. And, for crypto cool kids who are either already a member of the ICO Issuers Club, or who have applied to become part of the dapper dapp crowd that…Read More

2 March, 2018