by clicking on the page. A slider will appear, allowing you to adjust your zoom level. Return to the original size by clicking on the page again.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider on the top right.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field and click on "In This Issue" or "All Issues" to search the current issue or the archive of back issues respectively.
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
this publication and page.
displays a table of sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays thumbnails of every page in the issue. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse through every available issue.
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trends based on the data collected through MIDAS. The interactive charting tool --- spearheaded by one of the SEC s core members, Laura Egerdal --- allows users to visualize more than 600 market structure metrics. According to Egerdal, cramming all that data into a PDF le for a few occasional downloaders would be a waste of valuable information. "Part of the reason I proposed visualizations was my sense, after learning all the things you could discover from this data, that just popping it in a PDF wasn t going to get it the attention it deserved," Egerdal said. "We want to be having a broader conversation." In addition, various staff members compile research papers based on intriguing MIDAS information --- all of which are made available to the public. For lay people, complex trading data is not easy reading, but the site has attracted a slew of market gurus and had 80,000 hits in its rst month. "There is not a mandate for us to produce this, but the return is not just to the SEC but to market participants in us producing this information," Berman said. MIDAS also helped the SEC comply with the Obama administration s push to make regulatory agencies more data-centric. By government standards, the SEC s MIDAS implementation was moderately quick: a request for infor- mation in October 2010, a request for proposals in Novem- ber 2011, a contract award in June 2012 and a January 2013 rollout. But the planning process was meticulous, with personnel shifting and development of the Of ce of Ana- lytics and Research planned before data came pouring in. "We did it in the opposite way everyone else would do it," Berman said. "Data- rst is not the way. We wanted to know what questions we have to answer here and now and 10 years from now. That dictates the system you need to get, which dictates the data you need. This approach allowed us to be very speci c in our RFP. We knew exactly what we wanted and the style to engage." Should another market anomaly like the ash crash of 2010 occur, MIDAS negates the need for the SEC to spend millions of dollars or thousands of man-hours determining what happened. And its careful development ensures that it will continue producing value for the agency and the public, which is of critical importance as federal agencies embark on large-scale projects that involve ever-growing datasets. "The goal in government isn t to make a pro t," Egerdal said. "But we can make value." ■ Now in use for more than a year, the Market Information Data Analytics System lets users visualize more than 600 market metrics in near-real time. 32 April 30, 2014 FCW.COM CaseStudy
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