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Harris Kay Joins Murphy & McGonigle

Harris Kay Joins Murphy & McGonigle

The law firm of Murphy & McGonigle has opened a Chicago office staffed by industry veteran Harris Kay. Kay worked with the principals of M&M at a previous firm, so this is a coming home of sorts.

Joe Sullivan’s Influence and Success

Joe Sullivan’s Influence and Success

Joseph Sullivan’s life impacted so many others, including many or even most reading this newsletter, because of the successful launch he led of the first new securities exchange since the enactment of the 1934 act that created the U.S. Securities & Exchange...

DOJ Obtains Mixed Verdicts in Spoofing Case

DOJ Obtains Mixed Verdicts in Spoofing Case

A COVID-19 depleted jury returned unanimous verdicts for each of the 17 counts in the criminal spoofing case brought against two former Deutsche Bank traders, James Vorley and Cedric Chanu. The decisions by the eleven jurors were announced late on Friday afternoon at...

David Downey Knows Security Futures Like No One Else

David Downey Knows Security Futures Like No One Else

David Downey does not suffer fools well. His statements are very direct and to the point. And he knows when he is right and is willing to point out where regulators and competitors are wrong. Downey is in the process of shutting down OneChicago, but his writings and...

Spoofing Is Not Just Bluffing:  No Zero-Sum Game in Trading

Spoofing Is Not Just Bluffing: No Zero-Sum Game in Trading

Stepping away from the increasingly settled legal issues around spoofing, we see that business ethicists are also addressing the moral and economic dimensions of spoofing. When we spoke to market participants and experts, defendants of spoofing often analogized it to other trading practices or strategies that are admittedly deceptive. 

Cannabinoids: A Brief Excursion into Neuropharmacology

Cannabinoids: A Brief Excursion into Neuropharmacology

One of the first things to learn about cannabis is that nobody knows much for sure about it; not about its botany, chemistry or uses. This article brings you a quick overview of a few biochemical aspects of cannabis for human consumption and use.    Knowledge about...

The D-Limit Order Type of IEX Has My Support

The D-Limit Order Type of IEX Has My Support

Most of you know I prefer markets that are listed. You also know I prefer markets that are not dark. I also prefer markets that have many and a multitude of participants, in numbers and size. These are all features of a proposal from IEX before the SEC for its D-Limit...

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2,596 Trades in One Term: Inside Senator Perdue’s Stock Portfolio

2,596 Trades in One Term: Inside Senator Perdue’s Stock Portfolio

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