Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Future of Speed Trading at World’s Most Influential High-Frequency Trading Conference

High-frequency trading is fundamentally based on how market participants (for this discussion I’m talking about stock markets) place their orders to buy and sell shares and how HFT players act on those orders. For every stock that’s traded there is always … Continue reading

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In High-frequency Trading, Millisecond are Worth Fortune

Regulators all over the world are undertaking intensive studies to see how markets are being influenced by high-frequency trading. “High-frequency traders can see things a millisecond ahead of the rest of us, but a millisecond is worth a fortune,” says … Continue reading

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Speed Trading Who’s Who at High Frequency Trading Debate Tomorrow October 9 in Chicago

A who’s who in the industry is gathering tomorrow Tuesday at High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago, How Knight Capital’s ‘Knightmare on Wall Street’ Could Transform the Regulatory Landscape and Impact Investors, Speed Traders and Brokers”, conference that will … Continue reading

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“Kill Switch” Proposal Gaining Strength as Trading Firms, Exchanges and Investors Meet with SEC Officials

The SEC Market Trading Technology Roundtable, which took place in Washington, has already generated a very rare joint letter by the major stock exchanges that proposes creating a “kill switch” in an effort to control runaway algorithms, among other issues. … Continue reading

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Russian Exchange Courts High-Frequency Flow With Care

As with many emerging market exchanges, the Moscow Exchange is exploring a range of avenues for increasing participation in its secondary markets – including courting high-frequency trading firms.  The Moscow Exchange has seen significant growth in HFT originated volumes across … Continue reading

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‘Knightmare on Wall Street’ Author Speaking at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago

Edgar Perez, widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading, author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, and the forthcoming Knightmare … Continue reading

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Germany Is Expected to Act to Increase Limits on High-Speed Trades

Germany intends to be one of the first countries to try to put the brakes on high-frequency trading, the computer-driven force that has been rattling stock markets across the globe. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is expected to approve draft legislation on … Continue reading

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EU Lawmakers Seek High-Frequency Trade Curbs in Markets Law

Lawmakers backed tougher European Union curbs on high-frequency trading and limits on commodity speculation as part of a push to toughen the bloc’s financial market rulebook. European Parliament legislators, voting in Brussels today, also called for the European Securities and … Continue reading

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Taming the High-Speed Traders

High-frequency trading, which dominates the market in the United States, and has been associated with some high-profile problems in this country, is getting more oversight abroad, in places like Germany, Australia and Canada. As Nathaniel Popper of The New York Times puts it, … Continue reading

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Personal Finance: High-frequency trading keeps some people anxious

WASHINGTON — Some people have lost their taste for the stock market, with many concluding it’s more dangerous than they can tolerate for their kids’ college money or retirement savings. And they have reason to be anxious. At a Senate … Continue reading

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