IEX revolution will restore trust in Wall Street December 23, 2015, CNBC.com By Michael Bontrager and Luke Zubrod “Our firm has spent the last six years responding to Dodd-Frank’s derivatives market regulations and it is our firm conclusion that the core problem in finance cannot be regulated away. To be sure, new regulatory guiderails are an essential response to the crisis. But there are limits to the power of government action in fixing the system’s most fundamental problem – the erosion of trust.” Commentary by Mike Bontrager and Luke Zubrod. Bontrager is the founder & CEO of Chatham Financial, a global risk management advisory and technology firm in the debt and derivatives markets. Zubrod leads the firm’s public policy efforts. Chatham has no financial interest in IEX. Read Complete Article

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Bloomberg recently profiled a photo series from London-based photographer Travis Hodges entitled “The Quantified Self.” In each set of photos, Hodges captures people and the data they track, including sleep and spending habits, physical and social activity, health and happiness metrics. Almost every subject shares how quantifying and tracking have brought tangible positive changes to well-being. Since Suran’s uncle died of a heart attack, he gets a 3D body scan each month to measure and record seventeen circumference measures. Because significant belly fat predicts heart disease better than most metrics, the 3D scan demonstrates to Suran that he’s keeping up with his dietary and swimming goals. Rosa worried she was spending too much each month, and even feared that someone might have found a way to steal from her bank account. After tracking all of her debits, she soon realized…

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