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Charles Schwab to Buy TD Ameritrade for $26 Billion, Reports Say

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The Charles Schwab Corporation is in talks to acquire TD Ameritrade, one of its biggest rivals, Bloomberg reported. This news comes only a few weeks after Schwab announced that it would let customers trade stocks for free.

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Canaan Creative sold $90 million worth of shares in its IPO – below its minimum goal – after losing its lead underwriter, Credit Suisse AG, this month.

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We visit more than 100 websites daily for financial news (Would YOU do that?)

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Jeff Bernacchi – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Jeff Bernacchi – Open Outcry Traders History Project

MarketsWiki Education's Open Outcry Traders History ProjectJeff Bernacchi fell in love with futures trading on a trip to the exchange with his microeconomics class. He also recorded the best results in the class for paper trading. During college he was...

Donnie Roberts – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Donnie Roberts – Open Outcry Traders History Project

MarketsWiki Education's Open Outcry Traders History ProjectDonnie Roberts came to Chicago after graduating from graduate school with a love of futures and options trading. He chose Chicago over New York and London. He came to the visitor center of the...

Machine Learning in the Back Office: Bikram Singh of EZOPS

Machine Learning in the Back Office: Bikram Singh of EZOPS

At FIA Expo 2019, Bikram Singh, the founder and CEO of EZOPS, talked with JLN about his company’s mission to apply machine learning in the post-trade process. Machine learning has been used in the front office for a while, but he says EZOPS uses it to maximize operational efficiencies to help the C-Suite minimize the time and resources spend dealing with reconciliation and managing data quality and correct “bad” data at its source.

The Weekend Update: November 11-15, 2019

The Weekend Update: November 11-15, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Gary Sagui – Open Outcry Traders History Project Gary Sagui started his career at Harris Bank in foreign exchange, then moved to New York for a bond trading job at firm that later failed. However, a chance...

The Spread – For Cheddar or Worse

The Spread – For Cheddar or Worse

This week on The Spread: MIAX scores another legal win, Nasdaq raises fees to pay for upgrades they hope will give them a competitive edge, and the CME Group gets cheesy with new options and futures contracts.

A Swiss-Army API: Rival Systems’ Rob D’Arco at FIA Expo 2019

A Swiss-Army API: Rival Systems’ Rob D’Arco at FIA Expo 2019

How do you build a platform that provides all the data a trading firm could want, while keeping it as stable and accessible as possible? Rob D’Arco joined us at FIA Expo 2019 in late October to explain how Rival Systems tries to keep up with the needs of clients trading in an increasingly complex global market.

How to Keep a Close Eye on the Markets

How to Keep a Close Eye on the Markets

Travis Schwab of Eventus Systems discusses the complex task of developing software to help fight market manipulation, while also maintaining the flexibility to meet the varying needs of a broad range of customers. Turns out it helps to have former employees from the types of firms that use these products working under the hood.

Jeff Bernacchi – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Jeff Bernacchi – Open Outcry Traders History Project

MarketsWiki Education's Open Outcry Traders History ProjectJeff Bernacchi fell in love with futures trading on a trip to the exchange with his microeconomics class. He also recorded the best results in the class for paper trading. During college he was...

Donnie Roberts – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Donnie Roberts – Open Outcry Traders History Project

MarketsWiki Education's Open Outcry Traders History ProjectDonnie Roberts came to Chicago after graduating from graduate school with a love of futures and options trading. He chose Chicago over New York and London. He came to the visitor center of the...

Machine Learning in the Back Office: Bikram Singh of EZOPS

Machine Learning in the Back Office: Bikram Singh of EZOPS

At FIA Expo 2019, Bikram Singh, the founder and CEO of EZOPS, talked with JLN about his company’s mission to apply machine learning in the post-trade process. Machine learning has been used in the front office for a while, but he says EZOPS uses it to maximize operational efficiencies to help the C-Suite minimize the time and resources spend dealing with reconciliation and managing data quality and correct “bad” data at its source.

The Weekend Update: November 11-15, 2019

The Weekend Update: November 11-15, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Gary Sagui – Open Outcry Traders History Project Gary Sagui started his career at Harris Bank in foreign exchange, then moved to New York for a bond trading job at firm that later failed. However, a chance...

The Spread – For Cheddar or Worse

The Spread – For Cheddar or Worse

This week on The Spread: MIAX scores another legal win, Nasdaq raises fees to pay for upgrades they hope will give them a competitive edge, and the CME Group gets cheesy with new options and futures contracts.

A Swiss-Army API: Rival Systems’ Rob D’Arco at FIA Expo 2019

A Swiss-Army API: Rival Systems’ Rob D’Arco at FIA Expo 2019

How do you build a platform that provides all the data a trading firm could want, while keeping it as stable and accessible as possible? Rob D’Arco joined us at FIA Expo 2019 in late October to explain how Rival Systems tries to keep up with the needs of clients trading in an increasingly complex global market.

How to Keep a Close Eye on the Markets

How to Keep a Close Eye on the Markets

Travis Schwab of Eventus Systems discusses the complex task of developing software to help fight market manipulation, while also maintaining the flexibility to meet the varying needs of a broad range of customers. Turns out it helps to have former employees from the types of firms that use these products working under the hood.

Gary Sagui – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Gary Sagui – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Gary Sagui started his career at Harris Bank in the foreign exchange, then moved to New York for a bond trading job at firm that later failed. However, a chance meeting at a cocktail party for the failed firm and Paine Webber, which took over his firm, introduced him to Bill Dudley.

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