Tag Archives: CFTC

How does society benefit from the High-Frequency Trading?

According to U.S. News, three and a half years have passed since the afternoon when the stock markets went into a trillion-dollar free fall and just as suddenly reversed course, recovering 80 percent of that loss. It all happened in … Continue reading

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BLOOMBERG: CFTC Seeks Comment on Potential High-Speed Trading Curbs

As reported by Bloomberg’s Silla Brush, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking comment on whether to require registration for automated trading firms, taking a first step in potential restrictions on high-speed and algorithmic derivatives trading. CFTC members … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White: Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Dear chairman Mary Jo White, As informed by NASDAQ after the August 22 incident, price quotes were not being disseminated by the Securities Information Processor (SIP) for three hours. There was a connectivity issue, which led to degradation in the … Continue reading

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Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Knightmare on Wall Street‘s author, Edgar Perez, chastised U.S. regulators for their performance during NASDAQ’s “Flash Freeze”. Market participants appreciate visible leadership that goes beyond statements sent though press offices, he said. “Both individual and institutional investors would have felt … 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 Trader “Spoofs” and “Layers” his Way to Penalties from U.S and British Regulators

On July 22, 2013, regulators from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined high frequency trader Michael Coscia (and his firm Panther Energy Trading) for engaging in spoofing transactions for the … Continue reading

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High-frequency trading firm Panther Energy fined in ‘spoofing’ case

A high-speed trading firm in New Jersey and its owner agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle federal charges that they used a disruptive market trading practice that was banned by Congress when it passed a major financial overhaul measure three … Continue reading

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CME Requests CFTC Approval to Change Rule Barring Wash Trades

  CME Group Inc. (CME), the owner of the world’s largest derivatives market, asked the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to approve a change to its rule barring traders from engaging in transactions with themselves. Following discussions with the CFTC’s market … Continue reading

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Financial Markets Are At Risk Of a ‘Big Data’ Crash

Maureen O’Hara from FT reports that regulators and investors are struggling to meet the challenges posed by high-frequency trading. This ultra-fast, computerised segment of finance now accounts for most trades. HFT also contributed to the “flash crash”, the sudden, vertiginous … Continue reading

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HFT Observation: Donations and Lobbying by High Speed Traders are Rising

Sarah Lynch from Reuters reports that high-frequency trading firms have increased their campaign contributions to federal lawmakers by 673 percent from the 2008 to the 2012 election cycle, according to a report that sheds light on their political connections in … Continue reading

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