Category Archives: Dark Pools

Is High Frequency Trading a Dark Force Against Ordinary Human Traders and Investors?

High Frequency Trading (HFT) is the use of computer algorithms to rapidly trade stocks. Highly sophisticated proprietary strategies are programmed to move in and out of trades in timeframes as little as fractions of a second.  It is a business … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Investigating Problem That Forced Trading Halt, No Answers Yet

Forbes’ Steve Schaefer reports a technical issue led the Nasdaq stock market to halt all trading in shares listed on its exchange, and request fellow exchanges do the same. The New York Stock Exchange acknowledged it had done so at … Continue reading

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Trading Halted in Nasdaq Securities like Facebook, Microsoft and Apple… Did the NASDAQ Guys Read Knightmare on Wall Street?

According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. stock exchanges on Thursday just halted trading in all securities listed on NASDAQ because of a technical issue, exchange officials said. NASDAQ announced the halt at 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday, and other exchanges … 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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Michael Lewis Talks Goldman Sachs, Totalitarianism, And High Frequency Trading In A Q&A With Vanity Fair

In this month’s issue of Vanity Fair, Michael Lewis wrote a compelling piece on Serge Aleynikov, the former Goldman Sachs computer programmer convicted of stealing the bank’s secret algorithms. Now there’s a Q&A with Lewis about the article on VF’s site. If you haven’t read the … Continue reading

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“Dark pools”, Private “Off-the-record” Buying and Selling of Corporate Stocks, Run Deep in Financial Markets

Richard Scamehorn writes that a Dark Pool has no formally designated name because it doesn’t exist as an entity. It only exists in the back rooms of investment bankers — notably in the largest participants, Credit Suisse Group AG, Barclays … 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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Goldman Set to Relaunch Hong Kong Dark Pool

Michelle Price for Dow Jones writes that Goldman Sachs is set to relaunch its Hong Kong dark pool after the bank was forced to halt trading on the venue in 2009, Financial News has learnt. The development comes amid a … Continue reading

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SAC Charges Another Win for Machines Over Human Traders

In pursuing and winning an indictment of SAC Capital Advisors LP, federal prosecutors are intent on shuttering one of the largest and most successful stock-trading hedge-fund firms in Wall Street history. If they succeed, it will also mark the effective … 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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