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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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B of E Studies HFT: Begins and Ends with Ambivalence

A recent working paper from the Bank of England reports on efforts to understand the rise of high-frequency trading and its impact on equity markets. I think it fair to say that the study fails to get any firm grasp of its … Continue reading

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Algorithmic and high-frequency trading positive for markets, says UK report

According to Hedge Funds Review’s Miranda Alexander-Webber, a recent study by the UK’s Government Office for Science disproves commonly held negative perceptions about high-frequency trading and also looks at the impact algorithmic trading has on markets. High-frequency trading (HFT) and … Continue reading

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High Frequency Trading Discussed in FX Week: HFT Adds Value to the Forex Market, Says Bank of England

While the effects of high-frequency trading activity should continue to be monitored, the practice adds value to the FX market, a senior Bank of England official has argued High-frequency trading (HFT) in foreign exchange should continue to be carefully monitored … Continue reading

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Robin Hood Tax: Proposed European Financial Transaction Tax Aimed at High-Frequency Traders

As The Guardian’s Max Lawson’s asks, what connects hunger in Africa, people dying for want of medicines or health care and fast-paced global capitalism? A small tax on financial transactions. A new report about computer-driven high frequency trading (HFT), compiled … Continue reading

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Reuters Acknowledges High-Frequency Trading Craze

Count Thompson Reuters Corp. among the believers in the power of high-frequency trading. As The High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 New York discussed, there is indeed independent research that shows that high-frequency trading has a positive impact on global capital markets … Continue reading

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Bank of England’s Haldane Wants Speed Limits on High-Frequency Trading

As reported by Reuters, speed limits would cool the “arms race” of ultra-fast trading that has sparked price “abnormalities” and may destabilise markets, a top Bank of England official said on Friday. Andrew Haldane, executive director for financial stability, said in … Continue reading

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Haldane Says Regulators Should Examine Risks from High-Frequency Trading

As reported by SF Gate, Andrew Haldane, the Bank of England’s Executive Director for Financial Stability, said regulators should address stability risks posed by technological advances to speed up financial-market trading. “This rapidly changing topology of trading raises some big … Continue reading

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