SEC seeks improved access to market information

08/29/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged two suspects only days after suspicious trading was detected in the options market. The SEC did not detect the trading but instead was alerted by Interactive Brokers and a group at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, which is where the trades were conducted. The SEC lacks access to real-time information, but agency officials hope the situation will move along its proposal to develop a "consolidated audit trail," which would give the SEC better access to market information.

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