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Traders prepare for HFT shift into emerging markets

Better infrastructure and deeper liquidity is attracting high-frequency traders to exploit EM currencies, say traders and technology providers The effects of high-frequency trading (HFT) on developed foreign exchange markets have been well-documented in recent years, but signs of HFT are … Continue reading

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GSA Complains About High-Frequency Currency Penalty

Hedge fund GSA Capital Partners is none too pleased with acurrency-trading platform it uses. The London-based firm has stopped posting passive orders on Thomson Reuters’ Reuters Matching platform, protesting what it said was a slap on the wrist for another … Continue reading

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For Some, High Frequency Trading Breeds Unfairness

The stock market is rigged to help the rich and powerful who have access to high frequency trading algorithms– and regulators are doing little to help individual investors. The only way to avoid this hazard is not to trade a … Continue reading

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Sugar Land day trader accused of targeting his own community in investment scheme

According to Erin Mulvaney, A Sugar Land day trader was charged Tuesday with defrauding his Houston-area clients in a high-frequency investment scheme, officials said. The Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that Firas Hamdan provided falsified brokerage records that drastically overstated assets and hid his … Continue reading

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Is High-Frequency Trading Detrimental to Markets?

HFT is implemented via computer algorithms that take market data (trades and orders) as input, process it based on statistical arbitrage algorithms, and issue trading orders as output. Statistical arbitrage is a process of discerning and exploiting statistical patterns in … Continue reading

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WRAPUP 2 – Rapid Plunge In Oil Futures Leaves Traders Guessing

* Oil drops $4 a barrel in a quick burst of selling * White House denies speculation about SPR release * CFTC “looking into” oil market rout By Joshua Schneyer and Alexandra Alper New York/Washington, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Four … Continue reading

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HFT curbs could damage growth – study says

By Philip Stafford – FT.com European proposals aimed at curbing automated trading could have a negative economic impact on the region, according to a study commissioned by the British government. The findings are part of a high-profile project begun last … Continue reading

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How High Frequency Trading Robots Are Creating a Bumpy Ride for Main Street

An “Air Pocket” stock is, by definition, any security that experiences a sudden drop in share price, much as an airplane experiences turbulence causing it to drop unexpectedly. Generally, these air pockets in stocks come as a result of negative … Continue reading

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ETF traders can’t win a loser’s game

As reported by April 11, 2012, Steve Beck, the Wall Street Journal PALO ALTO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — In their 1978 song, “What a Fool Believes,” the Doobie Brothers spin a tale of a man who is self-deceived, trusting a lie of … Continue reading

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Trading Firm IPO Fizzles in Seconds

As reported by Tom Lauricella, Scott Patterson And David Benoit, March 25, 2012, 12:48 p.m. ET, The Wall Street Journal Apple Shares Also Affected as Glitch Mars Debut of BATS Global Markets The initial public offering of a computerized stock exchange turned … Continue reading

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