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FORBES: Speed-Traders-R-Us? Algorithmic Trading Trickles Down To Individual Investors

According to Forbes’ Jeremy Bogaisky, Christopher Ivey is working on what he thinks is the next step in the evolution of trading. six flights up in a dim, grungy office building in Manhattan’s Union Square neighborhood. His efforts also serve … Continue reading

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Business White Paper by AppDynamics Analyzes Application Performance in Financial Services: The Impact of Transaction-based Application Performance Management

Managing applications in the world of Financial Services (FS) is different from any other industry. Regulations play a pivotal role in the development and support of banks’ business-critical applications, and these regulations often make application management more difficult. However, because … Continue reading

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Open Source Code At Heart of Wall Street Programmer’s Bust

Programmers and Wall Street haters alike may join together to support a convicted computer programmer from Goldman Sachs after reading the full-throated defense he receives at Vanity Fair by noted financial journalist Michael Lewis. Lewis, the former Salomon Brothers banker known for breaking down … Continue reading

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High Frequency Trader “Spoofs” and “Layers” his Way to Penalties from U.S and British Regulators

On July 22, 2013, regulators from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined high frequency trader Michael Coscia (and his firm Panther Energy Trading) for engaging in spoofing transactions for the … Continue reading

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Beware the Alpha Sharks! High Frequency Trading and Its Impact on Markets

  Maureen O’Hara, professor of finance at Cornell University, and member of the Systemic Risk Councilhas a warning to traditional investment managers, i.e., low frequency traders (LFT): High frequency trading(HFT) is now the norm, and it is not going away. Continuing to … Continue reading

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Alexander Fleiss, Presenter at HFT Conference in New York, Advocating Chile’s rising

Alexander Fleiss, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Rebellion Research, and speaker at High-frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 New York City, says that Chile has shown tremendous progress since the financial crash of 2008. Overall GDP has grown by nearly 50% over the last five … Continue reading

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Garnett Wilson, Presenter in the HFT leaders Forum 2013, explaining Stock Trading using Linear Genetic Programming

Garnett Wilson, CEO of Afinin Labs Inc., and speaker at High-frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 New York City, talks about Stock Trading using Linear Genetic Programming with Multiple Time Frames in Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2011.”A number of researchers have attempted to take successful GP trading systems … Continue reading

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Naked Access Attracts High-Frequency Traders, Gets Regulators’ Attention

Industry insiders and regulators debate whether pre-trade risk management is needed to monitor high-frequency buy-side traders that currently are enjoying unfettered access to markets. As Wall Street continues to rebuild from the ashes of the credit crisis and reassess its risk … Continue reading

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Market Microstructure and High-Frequency Market Manipulation

Many investors are rightfully concerned about market manipulation — after all, who wants to be taken for a ride? High-frequency market manipulation proved to be particularly disconcerting to many investors as it is evolutionary, difficult to detect without appropriate tools, … Continue reading

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High Frequency Traders Make The Markets Much More Liquid, Transparent, And Fair

Several years ago, when ‘high frequency’ trading first captured the imagination of the commentariat, I was on a radio show panel on which the health of the stock market was discussed. One participant, a fairly well known columnist for a … Continue reading

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