Blog Category: Forecast

Does Speed Kill

Does Speed Kill?

  By Don Ross Does speed kill?  Or more specifically, does the quest for ever-greater trading speeds kill resources that could be better dedicated—from the perspective of investors and listed companies—to other activities?  Six years after the publication of Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys, the question is still generating more heat than light. A new academic... Read more

Posted on: March 03, 2020

Instead Of Protection And Price Controls, Let’s Try Competition

The only thing actually disciplining exchange transaction and market data fees is SEC price-capping – not competition, argues PDQ CEO Donald Ross. But, he says, the industry doesn’t need lower price caps; it needs real competition. And we will only get that when the Order Protection Rule is repealed and exchanges are forced to compete... Read more

Posted on: October 26, 2018

Think Bitcoin’s Wild? Check Your Small Caps.

by Don Ross “Something that moves 20% [overnight] does not feel like a currency,” said Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein in November. “It is a vehicle to perpetrate fraud.” Bitcoin’s wild ride of late has drawn the attention of regulators and the scorn of titans of finance, ranging from Blankfein to Jaimie Dimon to Warren... Read more

Posted on: January 21, 2018