The report is out. Click here to read the 14 page report. The Joint CFTC/SEC committee makes 14 recommendations which they intend to focus on to ensure the integrity of our connected market place. We would like to highlight the 3 recommendations that we think are “news” today, and that we have particularly expressed concern about over recent years: Recommendations 10, 11, and 12, which deal with order cancellation fees, internalization, and trade-at rules. Missing in the report, however, is any discussion of proprietary exchange data feeds, the proliferation of exchanges, or minimum order life. Also, this report is a stark contrast to the September 30th report, which focused more extensively on an algorithm trading eMini futures from a large money manager. The HFT community, at that time, focused on that aspect of the report extensively. This report is an improvement, as it does begin to examine structural inefficiencies and risks in our current market structure.