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5210. Publication of Transactions and Quotations
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.01 Manipulative and Deceptive Quotations. It shall be deemed inconsistent with Rules 2010 (Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade), 2020 (Use of Manipulative, Deceptive or Other Fraudulent Devices) and 5210 (Publication of Transactions and Quotations) for a member to publish or circulate or cause to be published or circulated, by any means whatsoever, any report of any securities transaction or of any purchase or sale of any security unless such member knows or has reason to believe that such transaction was a bona fide transaction, purchase or sale.
Similarly, it shall be deemed inconsistent with Rules 2010, 2020 and 5210 for a member, for itself or for any other person, to publish or circulate or to cause to be published or circulated, by any means whatsoever, any quotation for any security without having reasonable cause to believe that such quotation is a bona fide quotation, is not fictitious and is not published or circulated or caused to be published or circulated for any fraudulent, deceptive or manipulative purpose.
For the purposes of this Rule, the term "quotation" shall include any bid or offer or any formula, such as "bid wanted" or "offer wanted," designed to induce any person to make or submit any bid or offer.
.02 Self-Trades. Transactions in a security resulting from the unintentional interaction of orders originating from the same firm that involve no change in the beneficial ownership of the security, (“self- trades”) generally are bona fide transactions for purposes of Rule 5210; however, members must have policies and procedures in place that are reasonably designed to review their trading activity for, and prevent, a pattern or practice of self-trades resulting from orders originating from a single algorithm or trading desk, or related algorithms or trading desks. Transactions resulting from orders that originate from unrelated algorithms or separate and distinct trading strategies within the same firm would generally be considered bona fide self-trades. Algorithms or trading strategies within the most discrete unit of an effective system of internal controls at a member firm are presumed to be related. This Supplementary Material does not change members' existing obligations under Rules 2010 and 3110.
.03 Disruptive Quoting and Trading Activity Prohibited
Amended by SR-FINRA-2017-004 eff. April 3, 2017.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2016-043 eff. Dec. 15, 2016.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2014-045 eff. Dec. 1, 2014.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2013-036 eff. Aug. 25, 2014.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2009-055 eff. Feb. 15, 2010.
Selected Notices: 09-72, 14-28, 17-22.
- Regulatory Notice 18-29September 12, 2018
- Regulatory Notice 18-25August 13, 2018
- Regulatory Notice 17-22June 07, 2017
- Regulatory Notice 15-09March 26, 2015
- Regulatory Notice 14-28June 30, 2014
- Regulatory Notice 11-43September 20, 2011
- Regulatory Notice 09-72December 15, 2009