Category Archives: World Exchanges

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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Brokerage offers platform for high frequency traders

Dubai: UAE’s fast diversifying financial services sector has led Abu Dhabi-based brokerage ADS Securities to invest in and develop a new trading platform that would allow it to tap into the high frequency traders segment. With the HFT (high frequency … Continue reading

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On Heels of Recent Outage, NASDAQ Suffers Another Knightmare on Wall Street

The Wall Street Journal’s Jacob Bunge reports that just ahead of a meeting Wednesday to discuss last month’s unprecedented three-hour trading outage, Nasdaq officials got another unexpected jolt: The main data feed for Nasdaq Stock Market-listed stocks went down again. … Continue reading

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Bob Greifeld, Nasdaq Chief, Defends Handling of Trading Halt

The New York Times report that the chief executive of the Nasdaq stock exchange, Robert Greifeld, on Friday shot back at criticism of how his exchange handled a three-hour halt in trading on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Greifeld said in an … Continue reading

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Despite Risks, Brazil Courts the Millisecond Investor

Dan Horch reports in NY Times that, at a time when the mere phrase “high-frequency trading” makes some investors queasy, Brazil’s stock exchange is putting out the digital welcome mat. In recent years, the BM&F Bovespa stock exchange in São … Continue reading

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HFT Research: Eurex Exchange Releases Proprietary Research Results

AutomatedTrader Magazine reports that Eurex Exchange is the first exchange in Europe to share part of its proprietary quantitative research on high- frequency trading (HFT) with the public. Key findings of this research include: (a) HFT participants played an important … 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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ASIC Ditch Tougher High Frequency Trading Rules

The corporate watchdog is under pressure to ditch proposals to crackdown on high frequency trading (HFT) activity on the stock market, with the Australian Securities Exchange saying the measures would not boost market confidence. In a submission to the corporate … Continue reading

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Why Regulation SCI Misses Unique Opportunity to Restore Investor Confidence

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently proposed Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Reg SCI), which would apply to certain self-regulatory organizations (including registered clearing agencies), alternative trading systems (ATSs), plan processors, and exempt clearing agencies subject to the … Continue reading

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Top 25+ Finance and Investing Leaders Joining World’s Most Influential HFT Conference in London

“Strategic and Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges” is the theme of High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.High-Frequency-Trading-Conference.com) forum that will provide attendees in London (March 21) with the most up-to-date review of where this ever-changing industry … Continue reading

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