Category Archives: Financial Instruments Directive

Why Putting a Speed Limit on the Stock Market?

According to The New York News, when Brad Katsuyama was running the U.S. trading desk for the Royal Bank of Canada, his clients would send in orders every day, but every day, when Katsuyama went to buy or sell, something … Continue reading

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How does society benefit from the High-Frequency Trading?

According to U.S. News, three and a half years have passed since the afternoon when the stock markets went into a trillion-dollar free fall and just as suddenly reversed course, recovering 80 percent of that loss. It all happened in … Continue reading

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How could the High-frequency Trades still be Profitable Facing EU Curbs Announced in Draft Deal?

According to Bloomberg, European Parliament lawmakers have reached a draft deal with national governments on high-frequency trading curbs as part of a push to toughen the bloc’s financial market rulebook, said the chief legislator working on the plans. “The negotiation team … Continue reading

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Alison Graham, presenter at a HFT conference in New York, explaining the strategies of investing in frontier market

Alison Graham, Chief Investment Officer of Voltan Capital Management and speaker at High-frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 New York City, led her fund beating the market in 2011 based on her cutting edge strategy and insight into frontier markets. “The MSCI Frontier Markets, today at … Continue reading

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Marc Malek, Presenter in the HFT leaders Forum 2013, talks about inside his hedge fund

Marc Malek, principal of Conquest Capital Group LLC, and speaker in at High-frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 New York City, reveal the insider details of the fund Conquest Managed Futures Select he managed. “Conquest MFS is an exotic beta product for investors looking to efficiently … Continue reading

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Italians to delay derivatives FTT

Italian lawmakers are to delay the introduction of a financial transaction tax on derivatives and “high-frequency” trades by at least two months, reflecting growing uncertainty over the levy which is being closely watched ahead of a proposed transaction tax across … Continue reading

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EU New Regulations on High Frequency Trading

In finalizing the Mifid II directive and Mifir regulation, EU law makers have heeded the calls of some market participants not to impose speed limits, or resting periods, designed to slow down automated trades and prevent large-scale errors. Provisions that … Continue reading

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High Speed Traders Exploit Loophole of CME Computer System

High-speed traders are using a hidden facet of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s CME -1.13% computer system to trade on the direction of the futures market before other investors get the same information. Using powerful computers, high-speed traders are trying to … Continue reading

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Democrats Tom Harkin and Peter DeFazio Pushing Taxes on Stock Transactions: Cure-All for High Frequency Trading?

According to FOX Business, fueled by momentum in Europe, some U.S. lawmakers are looking to introduce a tax on stock transactions in an effort to discourage computerized trading that tends to increase volatility in the markets. It’s a move Democrats … Continue reading

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What the Foresight Report Tells us About the Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets

A key message coming from the widely-read Foresight Report entitled The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets (2012), prepared by The Government Office for Science, London, indicates that high frequency trading (HFT) and algorithmic trading (AT) may have several … Continue reading

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