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  • Comment Letter: FINRA Continuing Education
    by Jim Toes on November 2, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    The Security Traders Association (“STA”) appreciates the opportunity to offer comments on FINRA Regulatory Notice 18-26 (“Notice”) which seeks industry input on, “…enhancements to the Securities Industry Continuing Education Program (CE Program) under consideration by the Securities Industry/Regulatory Council on Continuing Education (CE Council).” Comment letter here The post Comment Letter: FINRA Continuing Education appeared first on Security Traders Association. […]

  • Does the World Really Need Another Realtor?
    by Jim Toes on November 1, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    by Jim Toes If you recall, we published an article in June 2017 titled, Lawyers vs. Brokers. In that article we make mention of a then recent comment letter STA filed on FINRA’s lapsed license policy and how it contributes to what we believe is an unreasonable barrier of re-entry to the financial services industry for qualified individuals, particularly those…  Read more The post Does the World Really Need Another Realtor? appeared first on Security Traders Association. […]

  • The Investor: Our Industry’s True North
    by Jim Toes on October 25, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    The Investor: Our Industry’s True North by Jim Toes In the early 1990’s some of the companies on Nasdaq did not print to the tape. This meant that investors only saw a top-of-book quote and total volume from the previous day. One of these companies was a biotech firm with the ticker ALBM. In the early days…  Read more The post The Investor: Our Industry’s True North appeared first on Security Traders Association. […]

  • Comment Letter: Tick Size Pilot
    by Jim Toes on September 6, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    The Security Traders Association, (“STA”) offers comments on the Tick Size Pilot Program (“Pilot”, or “Plan”). STA’s comments on issues related to market structure come from our roles as practitioners in the markets. STA’s diverse membership, as measured by geography and business models, and long history of interacting with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”),…  Read more The post Comment Letter: Tick Size Pilot appeared first on Security Traders Association. […]

  • RIP TSP (Tick Size Pilot)
    by Jim Toes on September 6, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    RIP TSP (Tick Size Pilot) by Jim Toes Earlier this week, STA filed what will most likely be its last comment letter on the Tick Size Pilot. Our letter offers opinions on the upcoming termination date and the assessment of data accumulated during its first twelve (12) months, which can be summed up in a single sentence:…  Read more The post RIP TSP (Tick Size Pilot) appeared first on Security Traders Association. […]

  • Dear Summer Interns: Stay in Touch
    by Jim Toes on August 28, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Dear Summer Interns; Tips on how to stay connected by Jim Toes This Taking Stock is addressed to interns. Kindly forward to a college intern who is working at your organization. Dear Summer Interns: STA serves individuals in the financial services industry and that includes you now. It’s mid-August, and your internships will soon be coming to…  Read more The post Dear Summer Interns: Stay in Touch appeared first on Security Traders Association. […]

  • Intentional and Mindful
    by Jim Toes on August 28, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Intentional and Mindful by Jodie Emmert – Mrotek STA Secretary & Treasurer Spend enough time in any male dominated industry and you will experience a certain amount of locker room, or ‘bro talk.’ Most of the time it takes place among men-only crowds, the historical and continued under-representation of women in trading and management positions…  Read more The post Intentional and Mindful appeared first on Security Traders Association. […]

  • Talking Points – August 2018
    by Jim Toes on August 28, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Talking Points – August 22, 2018   Who We Are STA is comprised of 24 affiliate organizations covering the entire US and Canada. The STA national board of governors is comprised of past presidents and industry specific leaders. Our membership represents INDIVIDUALS from varying business models – buy-side, sell-side, hedge funds, exchange traders and market…  Read more The post Talking Points – August 2018 appeared first on Security Traders Association. […]

  • New Membership Type – Student in Finance, “STA SIF”
    by Jim Toes on August 13, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    About STA Student in Finance Membership In response to the positive feedback that STA has received from those affiliates who currently offer student memberships, the STA has created a new membership classification for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students called Student in Finance, or “STA SIF”.  STA SIF Membership is ideal for those individuals who want to…  Read more The post New Membership Type – Student in Finance, “STA SIF” appeared first on Security Traders Association. […]

  • Bringing it home from Havana
    by Jim Toes on July 31, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    by Jim Toes Earlier this summer I took a short vacation with three close friends to Havana, Cuba. Spending time in the surroundings of warm weather, great food, tasty rum and of course, a few local cigars was good for the mind and soul. The body, well, not such much. Upon returning, time was spent…  Read more The post Bringing it home from Havana appeared first on Security Traders Association. […]