Category Archives: Insider Trading

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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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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BIOS IT launches ultra-fast server solution for high frequency trading at Low Latency Summit New York

According to SourceWire, BIOS IT, a partner of Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), is proud to announce the availability of the next generation of Hyper-Speed Solutions, designed to deliver ultra-fast high performance for high frequency trading and other mission … Continue reading

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Are High Frequency Traders Too Slow?

According to Bloomberg, high frequency trading is a wonderful subject for study because nobody agrees on what would make it Good or Bad. So academics and practitioners can write papers about how it is Good, or how it is Bad, … 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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Everbright Securities Falling by the Maximum Daily Limit when Shares Resume Trading

The Wall Street Journal reports that Everbright Securities fell by the maximum daily limit when its shares resumed trading Monday, triggering a broad-based selloff in brokerages after the authorities imposed unprecedentedly harsh penalties on the midsized broker for a recent … Continue reading

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China’s Everbright Securities Says Trading System had Problem, Shares Suspended

Major brokerage Everbright Securities Co Ltd said in a filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange that its trading system encountered problems Friday morning, following a dramatic 5 percent spike in domestic stock indexes that many suspected was the byproduct of … Continue reading

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The Wall Street Journal: Deutsche Börse’s News Service for Traders Draws Scrutiny of Investigators

Brody Mullins and Scott Patterson report for The Wall Street Journal that several times a month, the Labor Department invites news reporters to a sealed room for an early look at soon-to-be-released reports such as the unemployment rate. One organization … Continue reading

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Stocks Try to Regain Footing

U.S. stocks gyrated in skittish trading, as the market tried to regain its footing after a week of renewed angst over the Federal Reserve’s eventual wind-down of stimulus efforts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 21 points, or 0.1%, to … Continue reading

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High Frequency Trading Firm Getco Reported Earnings For The First Time, And It Was A Massacre

According to Business Insider’s Linette Lopez, Getco, the high frequency trading firm that bought Knight Capital last year, reported earnings for the first time yesterday, and it was total carnage. The company’s profits were down 82% from this time last year because the … Continue reading

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