Securities and Exchange Commission

How Now and What’s Next for Retail Forex?

As the self-proclaimed regulatory expert at John Lothian & Co., with my first three years here spent building our regulatory database MarketsReformWiki, I am generally the go-to person on stories involving rule changes. But when I was asked about the June 1 letter...

Disruption is Not Innovation

By Dr. Holly Bell  Prior to 1975, stocks often traded at different prices on different venues making it difficult for traders to find the best market prices. To resolve this problem, the SEC began its pursuit of a national market system, which has experienced several...

The Life of SCI: John Rapa Looks at the SEC’s Reg SCI

After several high-profile market disturbances, from the 2010 "flash crash" to the Knight Capital algorithmic meltdown in 2012, the SEC considered a new set of rules to tighten up system compliance and integrity. The rules, known collectively as "Reg SCI" became...

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