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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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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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Jefferies Converts Knight Preferred, Boosting Shares Outstanding

Jefferies Group Inc. (KCG), the New York- based brokerage that helped arrange a $400 million bailout for Knight Capital Group Inc., has converted almost all of the preferred shares it acquired in the transaction to common stock. The conversion almost … Continue reading

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High-frequency trading seems scary, but what does the evidence show?

ON FEBRUARY 3RD 2010, at 1.26.28 pm, an automated trading system operated by a high-frequency trader (HFT) called Infinium Capital Management malfunctioned. Over the next three seconds it entered 6,767 individual orders to buy light sweet crude oil futures on … Continue reading

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GPS ‘Spoofers’ could be Used for High-frequency Financial Trading Fraud

As reported, GPS “spoofers” — devices that create false GPS signals to fool receivers into thinking that they are at a different location or different time — could be used to defraud financial institutions, according to Todd Humphreys from the … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading No Threat to Stability, Sweden’s FSA Says

As reported by bloomberg, high-frequency trading, under scrutiny from securities regulators globally, has had a minimal negative impact on the Swedish market and poses little threat to stability, the nation’s financial services watchdog said. “The investigation shows that the negative … Continue reading

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Spire Europe Bolsters Compliance Team

Spire Europe, one of the region’s fastest growing high-frequency trading firms, has hired a former compliance officer from Bats Chi-X Europe, as the specialist trading houses move to bolster their regulatory expertise ahead of greater oversight of their activities. Spire … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs, Insider Trading, Facebook, BNY in Court News

As reported by Elizabeth Amon and Ellen Rosen of bloomberg, A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. computer programmer was freed after his conviction for stealing the bank’s high-speed trading code was reversed by a U.S. appeals court. Wearing a gray … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading No Threat To Stability – Swedish FSA

As reported by Gustav Sandstrom  Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES, High-frequency trading on financial markets is unlikely to pose any significant threat to financial stability, but upcoming international regulation may be needed to handle the potential risks, Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority said … Continue reading

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