Commission-Free Trading Puts Payment for Order Flow Under the Microscope

Julie Evans MagnifyMoney –  “Pros: There is certainly an argument to be made that market makers are important to the industry. They provide liquidity in the market, making sure there are enough buyers and sellers at any given time to execute the trades people want to execute. The payments to brokers are a way for the market makers to attract orders and compete. Cons: The biggest downside to payment for order flow is that it could potentially interfere with customers getting the best deals possible. It doesn’t necessarily lead to abuse, but it creates the opportunity for it. Pay for order flow is banned in Canada, and it is under review in the UK.”

Agile, with or without Waterfall, or documentation …

VINOD SUKUMARAN – “Agile Documentation: Balancing Speed and Knowledge Retention” For many project managers, it’s not a big stretch to understand how the Waterfall phases are turned into sprints—the same work is accomplished; it’s just organized in a different way. However, the removal of most documentation is a harder pill to swallow as it underlines a completely different way of working. It requires loosening the reins of control, embracing the unknown, and empowering the delivery team to make decisions on the spot.

Additional added October 4, 2019

What Is Agile Methodology: A Primer On Moving Fast

Caleb Kaiser – If you’re joining an engineering team for the first time or just looking for a refresher, this primer will get you up to speed with a functional understanding of agile methodology, its core components, leading benefits, and popular delivery implementations.

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