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This column was originally published on RealMoney on Oct. 16 at 1:08 p.m. EDT. It's being republished as a bonus for readers.




is the template for the

New York Stock Exchange




Financial Times

reports today that the Nasdaq, under its excellent CEO, Robert Greifeld, has cut $300 million in expenses. Why is this so significant? Pretty simple: I didn't even know there was fat to cut on the Nasdaq. I thought it was a mighty lean organization. Greifeld cut this fat over a three-year period!

Can you imagine how much fat there must be at the NYSE? It could be like a really bad steak -- bad, unless you want to have a heart attack.

The NYSE is rolling out this hybrid trading on stocks -- today it is

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-- and it is going extremely well. You can bypass humans and trade in size on the NYX and that means share-take from the Nasdaq and anyone else for that matter.

Keep your eyes on NYX. This stock is still cheap even up here, and there are few believers despite the fat and the change in trading.

I believe this one could see par in a heartbeat.

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