Monthly Archives: January 2012

BRICs (Brazil,Russia,India,China) Catch High-Frequency Trading Habit

As reported by Robert Plummer from BBC news, ultra-fast trading has transformed global markets in recent years, but regulators have been accused of an ultra-slow response to changing times. Thanks to complex computer software and algorithmic formulae, it is now … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Study Finds Impact on Trading Is Limited. Is that true?

As a U.K. government study said, Computerized trading, under scrutiny from securities regulators, isn’t spurring broad increases in market volatility even as it sometimes creates “instability” that may lead to crashes. High-speed automated trading on exchanges and other venues may lead … Continue reading

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High Frequency Trading: Gambling Millions in Milliseconds

As reported by huffpust business. com , this is high tech automated gambling via computers spinning algorithms that count in milliseconds, soon to be nano-trading of atomic money particles via quantum physics, no doubt. It is gambling, it is automated … Continue reading

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High Frquency Trading Doubles in Operator’s Nordic Markets

As reported by marketwatch.com’s Tim Cave, High-frequency traders are continuing to build their presence on European stock markets with new data from Nasdaq OMX revealing that the firms doubled their trading activity on the operator’s Nordic markets during 2011. The … Continue reading

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Shorter Trading Day :Strong medicine to sick market?

As Larry Tabb, CEO of a capital markets strategic advisory firm, said a buy-side head trader once told him that the best market he could hope for would be one that would be open for just an hour a day. Sixty minutes. It would … Continue reading

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Is Market Surveillance Helpful to Keep Traders on Track?

There’s no doubt that today’s high speed capital markets and cross product, cross market trade volumes mean regulation struggles to keep up with changes in the market.  MiFID II is an example of a financial regulatory directive that is seen by many … Continue reading

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Deutsche Boerse Launches Brazil high-frequency trading market

SAO PAULO (Dow Jones)–German-based Deutsche Boerse Market Data and Analytics, a unit of Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1.XE), on Tuesday launched its AlphaFlash algorithmic trading service in Brazil, the company’s first venture in South America. The service allows clients to order … Continue reading

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Average Holding Period for Stocks Rising

As reported by IrishTimes.com’s Proinsias O’Mahony, the average holding period for a stock is rising, according to US economics professor Michael Hudson – to 22 seconds, up from 20 in 2009. Foreign currency “investments” typically last just 30 seconds. How come? … Continue reading

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New Market Data Model Playing Important Role in Bigger, Faster Speed Trading

Since the birth of electronic trading, financial firms have valued the competitive advantage provided by technologies that quickly access trading venues and deliver key market data feeds. As the industry has evolved, technological advances have radically hastened the speed of … Continue reading

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Edgar Perez to Visit Brazil for The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Sao Paulo, February 8th

Visiting Brazil to conduct The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Sao Paulo: How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, February 8th, BM&FBovespa, is Edgar Perez, Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of … Continue reading

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