SEC Seeks Ideas For Improving Trading in Small-Cap Stocks

Regulators are looking for ways to make the U.S. stock market a better place for trading shares in small- and medium-size companies. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday asked stock exchanges and other firms to submit proposals on how to improve the markets for thinly traded securities. The call for fresh ideas is the latest move in a push by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton to address complaints by small-cap companies that they are poorly served by the structure of the U.S. stock market.


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Currently, stocks can be traded on any of 13 exchanges or dozens of off-exchange “dark pool” venues. Advocates for smaller companies say that such fragmentation makes it harder and more expensive for investors to buy or sell their shares. Around half the stocks listed on U.S. exchanges trade fewer than 100,000 shares a day, according to SEC data. “As we have heard from issuers, exchanges, and other market participants, a one-size-fits-all approach to market structure doesn’t work for many of our public issuers, particularly small and medium sized companies,” Mr. Clayton said Thursday.

In soliciting the proposals, the SEC laid out a number of possible approaches, without endorsing any of them. One such approach would limit trading in low-volume stocks to the exchange where they are listed. Nasdaq Inc. has promoted a similar plan, arguing that it would create deeper markets for small-cap stocks by concentrating the trading of their shares on one venue. But critics, including some rival exchanges, have attacked Nasdaq’s plan as anticompetitive, saying it would benefit big exchanges like Nasdaq.


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In another approach floated by the SEC, trading in low-volume stocks would take place in periodic auctions, separated by discrete time intervals, instead of continuously throughout the trading day.




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Natural-Gas: Prices in Europe and Asia Plummet to Historic Lows

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♦ Natural Gas – Stock Market News ♦ … — Natural-gas prices in Europe and Asia have plummeted this year to historic lows in the midst of reduced demand, the trade dispute with China and brimming storage facilities in Europe. The biggest driver of falling prices, though, has been the U.S. Natural Gas that is spilling into global markets.

“It was inevitable,” said Ira Joseph, head of global gas and power analytics at S&P Global Platts. “There is simply too much supply coming into the market at one time.”



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The price decline has eliminated some of the allure involved in liquefying cheap U.S. gas and shipping it abroad, where it typically fetches much higher prices.

That is a concern for the exploration-and-production companies that have flooded the market with cheap shale gas and are already struggling with flagging shares and restive shareholders.


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The more international prices fall, the better the chance that the waterfront facilities that produce liquefied natural gas, or LNG, for overseas shipment will reduce their intake of gas, which has helped keep domestic gas prices from collapsing completely this year.

U.S. natural-gas futures for September delivery settled Tuesday at $2.202 per million British thermal units. That is down about 25% from this time last year despite the surge in exports and record consumption among U.S. power plants this summer to generate electricity in response to sweltering heat.


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The benchmark price for natural gas in Asia, the Japan Korea Marker, has fallen to as low as $4.11 per MMBtu this summer, down from more than $11 per MMBtu a year ago, according to S&P Global Platts. Meanwhile, a widely used European price set in the Netherlands has dropped to nearly $3, from about $9 a year ago.

Those prices don’t leave much margin for U.S. sellers. Though processing and shipping costs can vary by exporter and destination, $2 per million BTUs is typical, analysts say. Houston’s Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. estimates that about 25% of the global LNG market is subject to spot prices, as opposed to pricing that is sketched out in long-term supply contracts.

The squeeze comes in the midst of the biggest expansion yet of LNG shipping capacity.

Earlier this month Freeport LNG Development LP’s export terminal in a beach town south of Houston began buying and liquefying gas with the expectation of sending out its maiden cargo in September. The Freeport facility, the fifth to begin operating in the lower 48 states since the first opened in early 2016, should help push gas consumption from LNG exporters to a new high. Last week, a record nine LNG vessels left the U.S. carrying cargoes, according to Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

In July, LNG exporters consumed an average of about 6 billion cubic feet of gas per day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That is the most yet and is equal to roughly 7% of total U.S. gas production. Analysts expect demand from LNG facilities to absorb about 12% of total production by next summer as additional facilities start up and existing terminals boost their capacity.


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But if those projects are delayed because of low prices overseas or if existing LNG plants slow down or take advantage of the lull to perform extended maintenance, then the domestic gas market could be swamped, sending prices even lower.

“If that demand goes away even for a couple months, it becomes a real problem for the balance of the market,” said Welles Fitzpatrick, an analyst with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

The reliance of U.S. producers on demand around the world is a stark change from just a few years ago, when domestic gas prices were isolated from global markets and depended mostly on weather-related demand.

These days, though, U.S. gas prices take into account a range of overseas factors, such as Japan’s nuclear-reactor output, trade negotiations with Beijing and Dutch stockpiles.

The EIA, for instance, has estimated that Japan’s imports of LNG will decline by as much as 10% this year as nuclear reactors that were shut down after 2011’s Fukushima accident return to service.

At the same time, shipments to China essentially ended after the country placed a 10% tariff on U.S. LNG last September and boosted the levy to 25% in June in its tit-for-tat trade dispute with President Trump. Meanwhile, EIA data shows an increase in shipments to European countries, including the Netherlands and Spain, where gas is stored for later use.


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Many of those facilities are reaching capacity, however, and some analysts have expressed concern that buyers in those European markets may become sated until inventories are drawn down to heat homes this winter.




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11 Realistic Ways To Make Money Online Today {2019}


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The internet offers many opportunities to generate passive income. Whether you’re looking to make some fast cash, or you’re after long-term, more sustainable income-producing results, there are certainly ways you can make money online today. The truth is that making money online isn’t as difficsult as most make it out to seem.


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However, if you’re looking for realistic ways you can start earning money online now, then it really truly does boil down to 11 paths you can take towards profit. Some will provide you with immediate results, helping you to address your basic monthly necessities such as rent, utilities and groceries, while others have the potential to transform your life by revolutionizing your finances in the long term.


1. Become A Money-Making Life Coach From Home (Using An Internationally-Recognized Certification Program… )

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2. Become Affiliate Marketer — Making Money With Affiliate Programs

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3. Share Your Opinions — Make Extra Money Online Simply By Sharing Your Opinions

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4. Become Dropshipper — Make Money With an Online Drop Shipping Business

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5. Write an Ebook and sell it on Amazon — Ebook Creator Software

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6. Make Money on Twitter — Become a Member of AutoTweets

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7. Become a Domain Reseller — Make Money Buying And Selling Domain Names

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8. Make Money In The Stock Market – ( Day Trading )

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9. Make Money With Your Photos — Sell Your Photos Online

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10. Earn Money With YouTube — Become a Successful Youtuber

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11. Get Paid To Test Apps — Make Money Testing Apps

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