Monthly Archives: August 2012

High-Frequency Trading Background – from NY Times

….After quietly growing to account for about 60 percent of the seven billion shares that change hands daily on United States stock markets, the firms are trying to stave off the regulators who are proposing to curb their activities. To … Continue reading

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HFT curbs could damage growth – study says

By Philip Stafford – FT.com European proposals aimed at curbing automated trading could have a negative economic impact on the region, according to a study commissioned by the British government. The findings are part of a high-profile project begun last … Continue reading

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From Daily Finance: High-Frequency Trading -Just a Lot of Noise

Back to the basics For starters, let’s remember why there’s a stock market in the first place. When companies are getting started, they might need extra cash to carry out their stated mission. By selling the company to public investors, … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Pioneer: Today’s Drive For Speed ‘Has Absolutely No Social Value’

….Back then Peterffy’s efforts tended to frighten and confuse the market locals, but pretty soon everybody was using computers for trading. Fast-forward to today, when trading robots have become so ubiquitous that high-speed trading makes up more than half of all stock-market … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Traders Flat-Out Buying Data Ahead of You

When the Institute for Supply Management releases its index of manufacturing activity next week, the headlines from the report will flash to traders at what their eyes tell them is 10:00 am. But unless they are subscribers to a new … Continue reading

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Murky Dangers in Dark Pools and High-Frequency Trading

Imagine you’re doing the grocery shopping. A glance at your Woolies iPhone app suggests you’re out of Weet-Bix, priced at $5.49 a box. So you wander over to the cereal aisle to grab one. By the time you get there, … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading: is there really a place for it?

Not long since my previous post, but a story published yesterday caught my eye upon which I feel compelled to provide comment. Most of my time over the past year has been spent speaking to regulators, investment banks, central banks … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Expert to Bring Unique Speed Trading Workshop to Shanghai

The Speed Traders unveiled dates today for Edgar Perez’s full-day seminars, The Speed Traders Workshop 2012: How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX in Shanghai, September 5th, presentations that … Continue reading

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Social benefits of high frequency trading

The evolution of financial markets through technological development has been going on for centuries, with criticism about such developments going back to the invention of the telegraph in the mid-19th century. And so it goes with the comparatively recent arrival … Continue reading

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Commissioner Bart Chilton, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Returning to World’s Most Influential High Frequency Trading Conference

Commissioner Bart Chilton, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will return this fall to Golden Networking’s High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012, “How Traders, Brokers, Exchanges and Dark Pools Navigate the Most Challenging Regulatory Landscape”. This conference will provide attendees in New … Continue reading

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