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Why the OSC shouldn’t make high-frequency traders play by the rules Add to ...

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Aequitas is a new stock exchange and trading venue looking for approval from the Ontario Securities Commission. Aequitas claims to offer investors protections against the trendy new villain of financial markets: high frequency traders. But the interactions between one of the OSC’s regulations, the “Order Protection Rule,” and Aequitas’s policies make Aequitas look a little less than equitable.

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