Category Archives: Equity Markets

Michael Lewis is wrong, says Knightmare on Wall Street’s Edgar Perez: Markets are not any more ‘RIGGED’ than before

According to Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, stock markets are not any more ‘rigged’ than at the beginning of financial trading. He sustains … Continue reading

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High Frequency Trading: Clear and Present Danger?

According to huffingtonpost: As we look back on 2013, it has certainly been a year of increasing scrutiny and criticism of capital markets trading participants. One particular area of focus is so-called “High Frequency Trading” (HFT), the practice of automated … Continue reading

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RBC: offers explanation for apparent decline in high-frequency trading

According to financialpost.com: RBC Capital Markets is offering a simple explanation for why data released last week by the The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada appears to suggest high-frequency trading is in decline: Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). In a … Continue reading

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High-frequency trading activity in Canada appears to have declined: IIROC

According to theprovince.com, High-frequency trading activity in Canada appears to have declined since regulators began studying the lightning-fast trading strategies a couple of years ago. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada released interim results Thursday of a large-scale study … Continue reading

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Markets Evolve, as Does Financial Fraud

According to Dealbook, It is usually the case that there are not new frauds, just new avenues for deception. As the financial world has evolved into a high-speed race to trade assets while investment strategies are kept secret, both regulators … Continue reading

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New York Attorney General Discusses Ongoing Investigation of High-frequency Traders

Randy Diamond from Pensions & Investments reveals that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday that his office is investigating several high-frequency trading organizations that gain advantages by receiving market information early. Mr. Schneiderman would not name the organizations … Continue reading

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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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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Plans New Website to Publish Speed Traders Data and Research

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission plans to unveil a public website next week that will allow it to publish data, research and analysis using the type of robust market data exploited by high-frequency trading firms. The site will share … Continue reading

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Knightmare on Wall Street’s Edgar Perez on ‘Knight Capital, Goldman Sachs and NASDAQ’s trading glitches, a Sad New Market Reality?’

Mr. Edgar Perez, Author,  The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, will provide the keynote speech “Knight Capital, Goldman Sachs and NASDAQ’s trading glitches, a Sad New Market Reality?” at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 Chicago, “Strategic and Tactical … Continue reading

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Drones Sending Lasers Across the Ocean? Welcome to the Race to Trade at the Speed of Light

In the wild, speed is the difference between killing or being killed, feeding or going hungry. Now more than ever, this is true in the shadowy concrete jungles of the world’s financial markets. Those currently trading who aren’t high-frequency traders, … Continue reading

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