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Arthur Levitt Quotes & Quotations
Arthur Levitt
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    Although the Internet makes it seem as if you have a direct connection to the securities market, you don't. Lines may clog; systems may break; orders may back-up. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    Another misconception is that an order is canceled when you hit 'cancel' on your computer. But, the fact is it's canceled only when the market gets the cancellation. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    Encouraging competition to investment banking research should be on everyone's short list of common sense solutions to restore investor trust. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    I think that the failures of Enron and WorldCom and other companies are partially failures of investors to recognize companies that are selling for a thousand times nothing, but chances are they may be worth only that. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    I think we have got to start thinking about banding together in terms of interested groups. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    Investors should start with a view of skepticism. They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors. They should be careful, and they should be skeptical. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    It is incumbent on us to facilitate the development of a market structure that best assures that these changes benefit the U.S. securities markets as a whole. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    Once again, stock markets have been threatened with extinction for almost 75 years, and I have found that stock markets are harder to kill than roaches. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    One way for investors to protect themselves from a rapid change in the price of a stock is to use a limit order rather than a market order. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    Our collective challenge at this time is to ensure that competition in all its forms continues to define the structure of our markets. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    Our purpose, as we face these challenges, remains clear - fair and orderly markets that allow for efficient capital formation, while protecting the interests of investors. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    Our role is to maintain and monitor a framework in which fair competition can flourish. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an erosion of ethical values. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    Promoting the interaction of orders remains one of the most difficult, but crucially important, challenges we face concerning our national market system. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt
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    The tension between centrality, on the one hand, and competition, on the other, is probably the oldest of all market structure issues. Arthur-LevittArthur Levitt