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Opening Cross: Will You Face Change in 2014 Like Tom Hanks or George Clooney?

Having trouble sticking with your New Year’s resolutions? Let’s face it, making big changes isn’t easy, especially when they’re about self-improvement or expanding one’s horizons. They require investment and perseverance, and can be an arduous...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 17 Jan 2014

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Opening Cross: Thinking About Turning Over a New Leaf in 2014?

According to the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology (via StatisticBrain.com), only eight percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually achieve them. Chances are your New Year’s resolutions include joining a gym,...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 10 Jan 2014

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Opening Cross: Inside Market Data’s 12 Days of Christmas

Inside Market Data will take a break from printing over Christmas and the New Year, with our next print issue on Monday, Jan. 13. In the meantime, we’ll continue to update the IMD website with news over the holidays. So until we print again, season’s...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 13 Dec 2013

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Opening Cross: What Would Jon Taffer Do?

One of my favorite TV shows is Bar Rescue, where bar industry expert Jon Taffer turns around failing watering holes in a matter of days. One reason I enjoy the show is its similarity to issues in the world of market data, and how Taffer uses data to make...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 09 Dec 2013

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Opening Cross: Big Data, Small Print

The London Stock Exchange's consolidated data policy could bring benefits to end-users, though in most cases, more data and delivery mechanisms still means more fees.

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 25 Nov 2013

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Opening Cross: The Power of Predictive Analytics to Simplify Content Complexity

Prediction need no longer be viewed as a dark art, as the ability to more accurately predict price activity becomes a reality.

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Data Display & Analytics | 18 Nov 2013

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Opening Cross: When You Look East, Look Up and Look Out

Regulation dominated the agenda at last week's Asia-Pacific Financial Information Conference. But is the region ready for the data management implications of new global and regional requirements?

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 11 Nov 2013

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Opening Cross: Things That Go Bump in the Night

The combination of Halloween and Mercury in retrograde is creating some haunting technical glitches and cost challenges for the data industry.

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 01 Nov 2013

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Opening Cross: ‘Connect’ With Your Clients As Well As Their Algos

Long ago, the barrier to being an independent trader was money—the capital required to buy a seat on an exchange. As exchanges became electronic, the barrier became not just money, but also the technology required to access the exchange’s data. Now,...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 27 Oct 2013

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Opening Cross: The Best Things in Life Are Free… As Long as They’re Not Data

Who doesn’t love a bargain? Or, even better, getting stuff for free? Unfortunately, there isn’t much for free in the market data world, and—sure as death and taxes—even products that firms already pay for are bound to go up in price eventually....

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 21 Oct 2013

NOW OPEN -- Inside Market Data Awards 2014

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Call-for-entry and voting are now open for the 12th annual Inside Market Data Awards 2014, which take place in New York on May 21. For more details of the criteria across the call-for-entry and voting categories that recognize industry excellence within market data and reference data click here.

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A data-centric approach to portfolio management

A fast, flexible and reliable investment decision-making process must be based on access to accurate and consistent information throughout an organization....

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Taking on Tablets: BYOD On The Trading Floor

We have truly entered the Age of Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD. And as with every new era fuelled by innovation, the new challenges are screaming for...