Monthly Archives: May 2011

High-Frequency Trading Needs Tighter Control, France’s Financial Markets Regulator Jouyet Says

According to Bloomberg’s Ben Martin, the head of France’s financial markets regulator said that regulators may need to develop “circuit-breakers” that halt high-frequency trading practices like those that exacerbated a stock market plunge a year ago. The measure, “rather like … Continue reading

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Californian Semiconductor Company Invests in Technology for Speed Trading

As reported by The Orange County Register’s Jan Norman, Solarflare, an Irvine semiconductor company, has raised $20.5 million, says SoCalTech citing regulatory filings. Solarflare recently sold its 10 Gigabit Ethernet physical layer business for an undisclosed amount. Solarflare is now … Continue reading

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Robert Boardman’s Take on European Comission’s Trading Regulations

By Robert Boardman, European CEO of Investment Technology Group (ITG), for the Financial Times In Hollywood, movie sequels often lack the verve and purpose of the original. Traders in asset management firms fear it may prove just so with the … Continue reading

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Larry Tabb’s Take on the SEC Investigations into High-Frequency Trading Practices

By Larry Tabb, for Wall Street & Technology “On Friday, April 29, the Justice Department and the SEC opened a joint investigation into high-frequency trading practices. Bloomberg reported that the investigation will focus on whether high-speed traders are placing and … Continue reading

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ABN AMRO, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Infinium, M3 Capital, QuantZ, TMX Group, at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011

Building off of the momentum of last May’s High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010, Golden Networking’s High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011, “How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World”, http://www.HFTLeadersForum.com, May 23, 24 & 25, New York City, … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading One of the Factores that Triggered Oil’s Biggest Rout

As reported by Reuters’ Joshua Schneyer, when oil prices fell below $120 a barrel in early New York trade last Thursday, a few big companies that are major oil consumers started buying around $117. It looked like a bargain. Brent … Continue reading

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Bursa Malaysia Not Opposed To High-Frequency Trading In Future

As Dow Jones Newswires’ Steven Russolillo reported, Bursa Malaysia Bhd. (1818.KU) Chief Executive Tajuddin Atan said the exchange has increased the amount of proprietary trading as it looks to boost liquidity on a daily basis. Bursa Malaysia, the Malaysian Stock … Continue reading

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Market Speed and High-Frequency Trading: Key Drivers for the Growth of the Options Industry

As reported by The Options Insider, on Friday at the Options Industry Conference, Kevin Murphy of Citigroup served as the moderator for Growing the Pie, a panel discussion on growing the options marketplace by exploring its changes and looking at … Continue reading

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A Trader’s Take on the Aftermath of the Flash Crash

Despite causing a stir among commentators and legislators over high-frequency trading, last year’s flash crash has not dampened investor confidence in the markets, says Seth Hoenig, the head trader at Glenhill Capital Management. But as high-frequency trading continues its expansion … Continue reading

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Brokers Upgrade To Algorithmic Trading For FI Clients in India

As reported by The Economic Times’ Shailesh Menon, an increasing number of broking firms in India are offering algorithmic trading to lure large institutional investors. Most big broking firms have updated their trading software to enable algorithmic trading that allows … Continue reading

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