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February 6, 2013
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Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

  Regulatory Roundup 
 
  • Lawyer: Republican tax plan would sacrifice ETN benefit
    A tax-code change proposed by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., would remove one of the major factors that drive investors into the $17 billion market for exchange-traded notes, says lawyer Daniel Crowley, formerly of the Investment Company Institute. Bloomberg (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Industry Developments 
 
  • Japanese bourse eyes international partnership
    Japan Exchange Group is open to an international deal, CEO Atsushi Saito says. "Expansion into clearing is a great trend. JPX will look to capitalize and offer trading through clearing and settlement, and develop our service," Saito said. "We can collaborate or assist with our Asian friends on interest-rate-swaps clearing, although each government will look to establish one [clearinghouse] themselves at first." The company hopes to attract interest from CME Group, Deutsche Boerse, BM&FBovespa or Korea Exchange, he said. Bloomberg (2/5), Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

  Electronic Trading News 
 
  • Complex trading orders get help from electronic tools
    The International Securities Exchange was picked to support MEB Options' Spread Crawler, which scans data from six U.S. options exchanges and notifies users when their particular order can be fulfilled. Such complex orders now make up 40% of ISE's volume, officials say. Futures Industry (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

  Commodities and Managed Futures 
  • Analysis: Fewer second chances for big commodities managers
    Many managers say they're finding it harder to launch new hedge fund ventures in the commodities space. "Commodities strategies do not seem particularly in demand with hedge fund investors in 2013," says Anurag Bhardwaj of Barclays. The poor performance of the commodities market in recent years means money is moving elsewhere, leaving hedge fund managers to fight over the shrinking pie, Barani Krishnan writes. Reuters (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
--Maya Angelou,
American author and poet


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