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Opening Cross: News Isn’t Extinct, It’s Just Evolving

“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” insists the news industry. In last week’s issue, we broke the story of Alliance News, a new newswire service focusing on the UK market, which the vendor believes has become under-served by news...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 14 Oct 2013


Opening Cross: Searching for New Data in a New World Order

Breaking news! I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Max Bowie swap execution facility, which I will start running in my spare time next year from the back room of my apartment in Queens. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Max doesn’t know the...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 07 Oct 2013


Opening Cross: Crackdowns Create Costs, Complexities... And Also Some Opportunities

Much of the time of the market data industry's foremost minds is spent figuring out how to get a trading advantage from market data. But there's a limit to how far they're allowed to go, and data is playing an increasing role in the efforts of unscrupulous...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 Sep 2013


Opening Cross: Non-Traditional Data? Just Shove Their Nose in It

There’s a saying that you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t force it to drink. It’s an old saying, but is just as used today. In fact, just last week Estimize chief executive Leigh Drogen used it to make a point about getting traders and...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 20 Sep 2013


Opening Cross: Is Data Latency Monitoring Music to Your Ears?

Music and market data have much in common, as anyone who has scrutinized the sheets of an orchestral score and wondered how those dots, lines and squiggles translate into soaring melodies will know. Yet despite the myriad different styles of music is...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Latency | 16 Sep 2013


Opening Cross: From Hosting Fundraising Crowds to Hosting Data Clouds

Our New York readers—plus anyone else with an interest in politics—will be well aware of the mayoral race to replace Michael Bloomberg. But as we hang on the endless rounds of baby-kissing, fundraising, public debates and Weiner-wagging (if by some...

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


Opening Cross: It’s All About the Brand

As in any industry, your brand can be your greatest asset. But keeping a brand strong, and protecting it against the impact of external market forces (as well as, often, your own mistakes) can be as tough a job as growing the brand in the first place....

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 03 Sep 2013


Opening Cross: Will Nasdaq’s SIP Snarl-up Kill Consolidated Tapes?

Anyone who doubts the importance of market data need only be reminded of Thursday’s Nasdaq outage, when the exchange was forced to halt trading for part of the day, after experiencing problems with the Securities Information Processor that processes...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Exchange Data | 26 Aug 2013


Opening Cross: Tipping My Hat to the New Constitution

There’s a new revolution quietly underway in the market data industry. It’s not “Out with the old, in with the new,” but rather “In with new ways of doing old things,” much as the auto industry hasn’t invented flying Deloreans, but has stepped...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 19 Aug 2013


Opening Cross: Bringing Data to the ‘90 Percent’

Did you know that 90 percent of people just make up random statistics to support their arguments and make themselves seem better-informed (sometimes grossly exaggerating figures to seem more credible—for example, using figures such as 90 percent)? And...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 29 Jul 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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