November 7, 2019

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Here’s a phrase you don’t see very often: hard-working traders!

A proposal to shorten trading hours on Europe’s stock exchanges could help to boost liquidity and would have far-reaching benefits for the industry’s hard-working traders.

But a proposed 90 minute reduction in the trading day could also drive some business away from Europe’s main stock exchanges into so-called dark pools, trading venues which are less transparent and which regulators have been trying to curb.

Banks and fund managers on Thursday have proposed shortening the trading day in Europe to 7 hours from current 8-1/2 — one of the longest in the world.

I don’t understand why exchanges ever close in this day and age, frankly.

Ontario is going to review the Securities Act:

The fall statement acknowledged that the Securities Act is “outdated, and should support modern capital markets.”

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