Category Archives: Events

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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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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Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Knightmare on Wall Street‘s author, Edgar Perez, chastised U.S. regulators for their performance during NASDAQ’s “Flash Freeze”. Market participants appreciate visible leadership that goes beyond statements sent though press offices, he said. “Both individual and institutional investors would have felt … Continue reading

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While Infinium Starts Talks on Tie-up, Knight Founders Join Knightmare’s Book Launch Party

While Infinium Capital Management is in talks to acquire a strategic partner, as reported by Reuters, founders of Knight Capital will be in attendance today at the book launch party for Knightmare on Wall Street, Edgar Perez’s latest book about … 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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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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How to Survive in the Age of High-Frequency Trading

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The flash crash of 2010, which sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly plunging nearly 1,000 points, brought to public attention the growing influence that algorithmic trading can wield over the market. In the years following, mini flash crashes of … Continue reading

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A dark magic: The rise of the robot traders

“Humans cannot compete on speed, it’s as simple as that.” Ten years ago, John Coates was a trader in Wall Street. Today, he is a neuroscientist at Cambridge University, and spends his days monitoring traders’ hormones to see what makes … Continue reading

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Data providers caught in regulatory speed trap

The regulatory spotlight has once again fallen on relationships between market infrastructure providers and high-frequency trading firms – a growing and influential tranche of the former’s client base. Thomson Reuters was this week forced to suspend its practice of sending … Continue reading

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High Frequency Trading: Wall Street’s Doomsday Machine?

Another week, another Wall Street scandal, and another opportunity for pundits to bemoan the incompetence and venality of America’s financial professionals. Last Wednesday’s near collapse of Knight Capital Partners – in which a bug in one of its high-frequency trading … Continue reading

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