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How zero-fee trading helped Citadel cash in on retail trading boom

June 22, 2020

Financial Times – In a story about volatility and zero commission trading, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “”Not only are retail market makers getting increased trading volume, they are likely getting increased profitability per trade.” (Full Story).

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DOL encourages use of private equity funds in retirement plans Investor advocates warn high-risk, high-fee investments could harm savers

June 3, 2020

Investment News – In a story about the Department of Labor recommending retirement plans invest in private equity, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “The DOL should have been more cautious about opening the door to private equity’ and “The pension and retirement community’s track record with private equity has been mixed at […]

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Post-Flash Crash Fixes Bolstered Markets During Coronavirus Selloff

May 5, 2020

WSJ – In a story about the resiliency of the markets in recent times citing many of the fixes following the Flash Crash of 2010, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “Amidst high volumes and volatility, the post-flash crash upgrades to the trading infrastructure seem to have worked.” (Full Story).

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When Volatility Surges, SEC’s Trade-Monitoring System Has Struggled

April 2, 2020

WSJ – In a story about the rise in market volatility and volumes and the SEC’s ability to oversee the market, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “the SEC still doesn’t have a comprehensive view of the markets.” (Full Story).

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Fed’s big boost for BlackRock raises eyebrows on Wall Street

March 27, 2020

Financial Times – In a story about the US Federal Reserve investing in Exchange Traded Funds via Blackrock, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “That decision by federal regulators today looks ironic” and, “In this time of crisis, the Fed is turning to BlackRock for help, in part because it is so […]

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I Helped Write the STOCK Act. It Didn’t Go Far Enough.

March 26, 2020

Politico – Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch writes an Op-Ed in Politico regarding the STOCK Act which is designed to prevent insider trading by Congressional officials. (Full Story).

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Federal Reserve taps BlackRock to manage bond purchases

March 25, 2020

Financial Times – In a story about the US Federal Reserve tapping a division of Blackrock to aid with fixed income purchases, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “This is the Fed tapping Goliath for help. BlackRock is so large that its investment decisions impact the markets like a federal agency. We […]

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The unthinkable: Is it time to shut down the stock market?

March 24, 2020

Politico – In a story about shutting down the equity markets, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “”It’s a fair point to say, do we really want people going into all these offices and trying to trade, or alternatively, do we want people making million- and billion-dollar decisions while they’re distracted with […]

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Amid Virus, SEC Vows Public-Comment Deadline Flexibility

March 17, 2020

Law 360 – In a story about the SEC extending comment deadlines in the wake of COVID-19, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellash is quoted via a tweet “Hey, @SEC_News, can you all please extend comment deadlines on the massive proposals that are otherwise due this week? We can’t get them in,” (Full Story).

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Investors weather wild markets, coronavirus fears and a broken Robinhood trading app

March 16, 2020

Washington Post – In a story about Robinhood the online broker, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted. (Full Story).

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