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  Rule 301 -- Requirements for Alternative Trading Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The alternative trading system shall file an initial operation report on Form ATS, in accordance with the instructions therein, at least 20 days prior to commencing operation as an alternative trading system, or if the alternative trading system is operating as of April 21, 1999, no later than May 11, 1999.
The alternative trading system shall permit the examination and inspection of its premises, systems, and records, and cooperate with the examination, inspection, or investigation of subscribers, whether such examination is being conducted by the Commission or by a self-regulatory organization of which such subscriber is a member.
The alternative trading system shall adopt and implement adequate oversight procedures to ensure that the safeguards and procedures established pursuant to paragraph (b)(10)(i) of this section are followed.
www.law.uc.edu /CCL/regM/rule301.html   (1806 words)

  
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These pilot trading systems will be subject to specific conditions, including limitations on their trading volumes.[29] The purpose of this new rule is to provide registered exchanges and national securities associations with a greater opportunity to compete with alternative trading systems registered as broker-dealers and with foreign markets.
Nevertheless, it seems unlikely that an alternative trading system would choose to create a separate alternative trading system for its government securities trading solely for the privilege of trading government securities on a system with lesser capacity, integrity, and security than the system on which other securities are traded.
Alternative trading systems are currently required to report most of this information on Part I of Form 17A-23, which the Commission proposed to repeal.[167] Form ATS is not an application and the Commission would not "approve" an alternative trading system before it began to operate.
www.sec.gov /rules/final/34-40760.txt   (10769 words)

  
 PREDA FAIR TRADING - FAIR TRADE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Fair Trade as an activity in itself is a decisive action to uphold important ethical and moral principles and they must be clearly and forcefully communicated to the world.
Fair Trade organizations have a moral obligation to campaign against unfair trade practices that are destroying the environment or using child labor in making carpets as much as they have to practice Fair Trade.
ATO's who have wandered from the campaign trail are slowly dying principally because they are selling to an older generation of principled people but not the youth of the new generation whom they have failed to sufficiently inspire with concern for the poor.
www.preda.net /ftpapr01.htm   (1804 words)

  
 Boston Stock Exchange: News & Publications - Annual Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Second, the trading of equities continues to become increasingly fragmented due to the enormous growth of electronic communications networks and other alternative screen-based trading technologies.
This is a trend supported by the SEC, which seeks to foster competition and trading efficiency, and by the nation's largest securities firms, virtually all of which have a stake in some form of alternative trading organization.
Equally, it means additional investment in state-of-the-art trading and technology, a renewed commitment to being a thoroughly service-conscious organization, and a focused effort to maintain the high quality of the markets we provide.
www.bostonstock.com /news/annual_report/99/future.html   (367 words)

  
 FAQ's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is only true however when the managed futures program does not trade bonds and stock futures, or when trading in a managed futures program (that has bond and stock futures) which take a market position (short or long) that is contrary to the prevailing trend in the bond and stock markets.
All professional futures traders who trade on behalf of clients must be registered with these agencies and must comply with the regulations of our industry.
This document defines the risks associated with futures trading, tells you about the trading program, explains the fees you will be charged and presents the performance history of the CTA.
jalextrading.com /main/faqs.htm   (1365 words)

  
 Free Trade and Just Trade Links - PC(USA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Friends of the Earth U.S. "Greening Trade" Friends of the Earth is the largest grassroots environmental federation in the world aiming to protect the environment and to create sustainable societies.
The Trade Justice Movement is a group of organizations in the UK who are concerned with the negative impact of international trade rules on the poorest people in the world, on the environment, and on democracy.
To address this, the Women’s Edge Coalition, a non-partisan organization, was created in 1998 to advocate for the needs of millions of women and poor people around the world left destitute and desperate by unfair trade policies.
www.pcusa.org /trade/links.htm   (1262 words)

  
 Fair Trade
ATOs are non-governmental organizations designed to benefit artisans rather than maximize profits.
ATOs put fair trade into practice and campaign for more equitable terms of trade for artisans from low-income countries.
Ten Thousand Villages is a member of the International Federation for Alternative Trade (IFAT), a coalition of around the world handicraft and agricultural organizations and ATOs from both the northern and southern hemispheres.
www.internationalgiftfaire.com /fair.html   (254 words)

  
 B·A·W·B @ Case - Innovation Bank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
ATOs put fair trade into practice and campaigns for more equitable terms of trade for artisans from low-income countries TTV is a nonprofit fair trade program of Mennonite Central Committee, a relief, service and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.
EDUN was born as an alternative approach to creating beautiful clothes in a respectful, sustainable manner and to shift the focus away from aid to trade in the developing world, particularly Africa.
As the oldest and largest for-profit Fair Trade company in the U.S., Equal Exchange trades directly with 28 democratically run farmer co-ops located in 14 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
worldbenefit.case.edu /Innovation/bankKeyword.cfm?q=labor   (960 words)

  
 About CME Weather Derivatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The volume in CME’s interest rate quadrant grew quickly in tandem with the over-the-counter trade in interest rate swaps and options during the last two decades and similar prospects may be in store for the exciting weather derivatives market.
If the underlying November 2003 HDD futures are trading at $750, an at-the-money $750 strike HDD call might be trading at 10.00 and have a value of $200 ($20 x 10 HDD Index points), whereas an out-of-the-money 800 HDD call might have a value of 5.00 or $100 ($20 x 5.00 HDD Index points).
At the end of each trading day that your position remains open, the contract value is "marked-to-the-market," your account is credited or debited based on that day’s trading session (settlement price).
www.cme.com /trading/prd/env/abtwthder2766.html   (2834 words)

  
 Fairtrade Criteria
These criteria may be applied in different ways and degrees depending on the nature of the organization, its' organizational development and its ability to generate income and deliver services.
It is recommended that a gradual development in the group's ability to practice fair trade be recognized and assisted to meet the most essential criteria.
The essential principle of practicing Fair Trade is that the welfare of the producers is the primary consideration.
www.preda.net /ftpapr06.html   (617 words)

  
 B·A·W·B @ Case - Innovation Bank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
TTV is a nonprofit fair trade program of Mennonite Central Committee, a relief, service and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.
TTV is a founding member of the International Fair Trade Association, an organization that includes over 200 members in 55 countries, including many artisan groups in developing countries.
The organization’s name was inspired by a Mahatma Gandhi quote: “…India is not to be found in its few cities but in the 700,000 villages…we have hardly ever paused to inquire if these folks get sufficient to eat and clothe themselves with.”
worldbenefit.case.edu /innovation/bankInnovationView.cfm?idArchive=425   (1426 words)

  
 UNV Online Volunteering
Oxfam Fair Trade is both a development program and a business which: Helps people earn a living from their skills; Pays them a fair price; Links producers and consumers; Helps people towards a better future through support and training.
Formerly SELFHELP Crafts, this is a nonprofit alternative trading organization that provides vital, fair income to Third World people by selling their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.
Founded in 1964, this is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization (NGO) working to strengthen the status of crafts as a vital part of cultural and economic life, to promote fellowship among the craftspeople of the world and to offer them encouragement, help and advice.
www.onlinevolunteering.org /volunteers/volunteer_tips_grants_3.htm   (1237 words)

  
 Alternative trading organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An alternative trading organization (ATO) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) explicitly committed to realigning exploitative global trading structures, particularly those involving partners in developing countries.
Philosophically, the grassroots political-action agenda of these organizations associates them with progressive political causes active since the 1960s: foremost, a belief in collective action and commitment to moral principles based on social, economic and trade justice.
Fair trade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alternative_trading_organization   (526 words)

  
 Striker Securities - Futures Trade Systems, Commodity trading systems, Forex Trading, Alternative Investment
Fluctuations in the foreign exchange rate between the time you place the trade and the time you attempt to liquidate it will affect the price of your forex contact and the potential profit and losses relating to it.
Furthermore, funds that you have deposited to trade forex contracts are not insured and do not receive a priority in bankruptcy.
commodity brokers for commodity option and commodity futures trading located in the chicago board of trade commodity trading and commodity option trading for energy futures, precious metals, agricultural futures and options including grains and stock index futures and options.
www.striker.com /E1203_textnav.php   (1300 words)

  
 U.S. Foreign Policy Failures
South Korean trade with the North increased by 58 percent in the first three months of 2005 to $170 million compared to the same period last year, according to South Korea's Unification Ministry.
North Korea's foreign trade increased from $2.9 billion in 2002 to $3.55 billion in 2004; according to KOTRA, a South Korean government organization that monitors North Korean trade.
UNITA leader, Jonas Savimba, a late entry to the insurgency, considered himself a Maoist and was prepared to organize the country in accord with Mao's principles.
www.alternativeinsight.com /Foreign_Policy_Failures.html   (16267 words)

  
 A l t e r n a t i v e
We are going in," a South African trade unionist screamed through a loudspeaker, urging protesters to storm a long strip of beach hotels and fast food restaurants.
Violent protests have become a staple of international trade and finance meetings since rioting at a WTO meeting in Seattle in 1999.
The aim of the Cancun WTO meeting was to revive talks that started two years ago in the Qatari capital, Doha, and are supposed to wrap up by the end of 2004.
www.alternative-online.org /WTO.htm   (647 words)

  
 Website Template
ATOs are non-governmental organizations (NGOs) designed to benefit artisans and farmers, not to maximize profits.
The main objective of fair trade is to improve the artisan's quality of life.
ATOs work with artisans and farmers to assist them in producing quality products.
www.villagesannarbor.org /news.htm   (255 words)

  
 Earth Stewardship Links
They cast aside the traditional trading system of middlemen and create an "alternative" way of doing business that is beneficial and fair.
en Thousand Villages is a non-profit alternative trading organization that provides vital, fair income to Third World people by selling their crafts and telling their stories in North America.
Fair trade is better than aid--it builds a sustainable future on producers' own abilities.
www.csrnet.org /reedwood/earth.html   (587 words)

  
 Alternative trading organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ATOs typically work with disadvantaged artisans and farmers in developing countries to build their businesses and market their products (mostly handicrafts and agricultural goods) directly to consumers in Northern markets.
ATOs are often, but not always, based in political and religious groups, though their secular purpose precludes sectarian identification and evangelical activity.
Fair trade involves transparent management and commercial relations to deal fairly and respectfully with trading partners.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alternative_trading_organisation   (526 words)

  
 LinksAssign
"IFAT is a fair trade movement that sets out to address [the imbalance of people living in poor and wealthy countries], not only through words but also with deeds." This site thoroughly explains the organization, their philosophy, and current projects.
Traidcraft is the UK's leading independent fair trade organisation, and strives to give poor workers in 'third world' countries the opportunity to use their skills with dignity.
ECOTA and its members are non-profit enterprises and aims to cooperate with Alternative Trading Organizations (ATOs) which are motivated not by profit but by a desire to assure economic and social wellbeing of their partners.
www.uiowa.edu /intlinet/projects/baylesss/project/links.htm   (1533 words)

  
 thomson1195.html
The fair trade experiences of companies like Oxfam-Canada's Bridgehead Inc. and other members of the International Federation for Alternative Trade (IFAT) provide examples of issues and relationships in international trade which community enterprises can learn much from in their efforts to explore international trade and co-operation.
Despite its date, many observers of the fair trade movement would agree that many of these comments are still accurate and that the issues remain major concerns.
Thus there is a growing interest in trade as a means of generating economic activity to replace reduced government support, particularly in the area of international development co-operation and education, but there is not a parallel provision of needed supports.
www.globalexchange.org /campaigns/fairtrade/coffee/thomson1195.html   (1942 words)

  
 KPFT 90.1 Houston, TX-Pacifica Radio - Candidates - Torry Mercer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I owe much of my present identity to the alternative culture and information that were brought to me by this radio station when I was young.
Pueblo to People was probably the first democratically organized 501c3 organization to exist.
I organized and managed the wholesale department, produced a wholesale products catalog, worked with agricultural and crafts cooperatives of indigenous people in Latin America, and coordinated mentally and physically challenged young adults in a work training program that fostered independent living.
www.kpft.org /elections/candidatestatements/torry_mercer.htm   (1243 words)

  
 Trillium Asset Management - Making a Difference
I believe fair trade provides an important alternative to traditional international trade, a system which far too often involves sweatshop labor and inequitable pay.
In particular, we are a volunteer-based aviation organization with more than 100 current volunteer pilots who donate time, expertise, and the use of their aircraft."
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
www.trilliuminvest.com /pages/special/volunteer_1.asp   (905 words)

  
 Pipeline Trading System
Pricing decimalization was supposed to eliminate these under-handed practices by reducing their profitability from a six-and-a-half cent spread to a penny, but this has had the opposite effect, by reducing the amount of capital put to risk by the specialists and traders.
The new trading platform, dubbed the Pipeline ATS, will debut in the first quarter of next year, say Pipeline officials, and will provide traders with a way to execute large-block trades without being taken to the cleaners by specialists or predatory traders.
In spite of the challenges, Pipeline Trading, whose parent company e-Xchange Advantage Corp., has received funding from the BiosGroup, NASDAQ and Instinet, is moving forward with the launch of its system, says Federspiel.
www.pipelinetrading.com /News_Events/dec01press.htm   (1184 words)

  
 National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Through Internet trading a seller posts his price for cattle futures contracts, and a buyer can accept the price with the click of a button.
FutureCom is a for-profit limited partnership that has run practice trading tests required by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is expected to begin trading soon.
Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the trade association of America’s cattle farmers and ranchers, and the marketing organization for the largest segment of the nation’s food and fiber industry.
www.beef.org /NEWSNEWCATTLEFUTURESTRADINGVEHICLEAPPROVED4282.aspx   (281 words)

  
 Fair Trade Federation Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Come hear the stories of Thai fair trade rice farmers as they speak about the effect Fair Trade rice has had on their communities, the problems of conventional rice growing in Thailand, and the broader context of international trade in rice and how it threatens the sovereignty producers and consumers have to their food.
This workshop and discussion is designed to examine models of existing fair trade solidarity projects with additional time for participants to "plug-in" by exploring ways to incorporate fair trade and solidarity into their own initiatives.
This is a session allowing "religious based participants" who are involved in Fair Trade issues to think about the "philosophy" behind their involvement, and to share in some mutually encouraging ideas about the need to explain the ethics and the religious foundations for their involvement.
www.fairtradefederation.com /2005ftconference/schedule.htm   (4085 words)

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