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    CFTC plan to access source code slammed as regulatory overreach


    To improve oversight of high-speed, automated trades the CFTC has a plan to access the source code that powers them. Critics say the idea undermines due process and has unnerving implications for how other regulators obtain data.

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    Ready for T+2? Proposal seeks shorter settlement cycle


    A rule amendment to shorten the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities transactions from three business days after the trade date (T+3) to two business days after the trade date (T+2) was proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Sept. 28. The move is intended to keep pace ...

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    SEC May Bring High-Frequency Traders Under FINRA Oversight


    Image: Broker-dealers who trade off-exchange, including high-frequency traders, will be required to register with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority once a rule change proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission is finalized. Commissioner Daniel Gallagher, however, wasn’t keen on the idea of treating FINRA as “the SEC’s deputy federal regulator.” ...

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    Study: Paying Firms Get First Look at SEC’s EDGAR Filings


    Oct. 29—A new study finds that a select group of professional investors gets an advance look at soon-to-be-public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Researchers found that a small group of subscribers who pay SEC-selected vendors for data feeds, among them hedge funds and high-frequency traders, receive access ...