NYX 360: 13 January, 2011

NYSE Euronext testing trading facility for European corporate bonds (Finextra)

Preparations for what could be the biggest stock offering in U.S. history officially get under way today, as AIG and government officials audition Wall Street banks for a lead role in what insiders are calling the "re-IPO" of AIG (WSJ)

First REIT IPOs of 2011 to debut on NYSE (CoStar)

LaBranche retreats from options market making; to return electronically (Traders)

Wall Street awaits CFTC opinions on swaps power (FT Trading Room)

Russell acquiring US One ETF (Puget Sound Business Journal)

Dutch regulator for top EU finance watchdog job (FT)

Queens of Cunard fleet sailing into NYSE (Maritime Matters)

Yesterday just another snowy day in New York financial markets (WSJ)
Dis from BATS spokesman: “…[F]olks in the Midwest are used to dealing with snow.”

Scenes from a trading floor, yesterday (BTW, populated by people who know how to deal with snow!) (AP/Yahoo! News

On this day in 1862, the federal government suspended specie payments (paying gold for paper currency), initiating an active gold market in New York City. (NYX