Monthly Archives: November 2011

Tokyo Stock Exchange Taking Over Osaka, Creating Elite Exchange

As reported by Reuters, the Tokyo Stock Exchange will takeover its smaller rival in Osaka in 2013 to create the world’s third-biggest bourse with listed stocks worth $3.6 trillion, aiming to build scale to cope with a weak home market … Continue reading

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Direct Edge to Launch Operation in Brazil

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, electronic stock-market operator Direct Edge became the second major U.S. exchange this year to unveil plans for a Brazilian stock market, adding another potential challenge to Brazil’s dominant market operator BM&F Bovespa. The … Continue reading

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French Senate Cracks Down on High Frequency Trading

According to a report by Ulrika Lomas of Tax-News.com, the French Senate, with its left-wing majority, has approved plans to establish a tax on automated transactions in France, to curb the rapid rise in high frequency trading. Proposed by general … Continue reading

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Hot Mexico Boosting Its Position As Paradise for High-Speed Traders

As reported by Wall Street & Technology’s Melanie Rodier, while Brazil continues to be the hottest emerging market in Latin America for high-frequency trading, the Mexican Exchange (BMV Group), is taking huge steps to boost its growth in the high-speed … Continue reading

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Edgar Perez to Lead The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Singapore at SGX Centre

Edgar Perez will lead The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Singapore: The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), to be held at SGX Centre, November 21. Perez, author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading … Continue reading

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High Frequency Traders not ‘Taking Advantage’ of other Investors, says GLC’s Theakston

For Stuart Theakston, Head of Quantitative Research and Automated Trading, GLC Ltd, of the biggest misconceptions are that high-frequency traders are some-how ‘taking advantage’ of other investors; this is entirely bogus, he says. “They are actually getting paid, in a … Continue reading

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Louis Mak, Founder of I-Access Group, to Keynote High-Frequency Trading Conference in Singapore

Louis Mak, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, I-Access Group, will keynote at Golden Networking’s High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Singapore, “How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World” (http://www.HFTLeadersForum.com). Building off of the momentum of past conferences … Continue reading

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What’s Behind the Curtain at High Frequency Trading Firms?

In an article for AdvancedTrading.com, Larry Tabb discusses the mystique of quants. Tabb questions whether the secrecy behind these firms is healthy for the markets and investors, or only beneficial to the quants themselves. Also, while all this secrecy has … Continue reading

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