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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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How high-frequency trading took the soul out of my career

In the view of Chicago Tribune Company: It was not subtle. It was not pretty. And yes, it felt mechanical. When the robots came a callin’, it felt like mathematics came and stomped the very soul out of the market. The … Continue reading

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Knightmare on Wall Street’s Edgar Perez on ‘Knight Capital, Goldman Sachs and NASDAQ’s trading glitches, a Sad New Market Reality?’

Mr. Edgar Perez, Author,  The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, will provide the keynote speech “Knight Capital, Goldman Sachs and NASDAQ’s trading glitches, a Sad New Market Reality?” at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 Chicago, “Strategic and Tactical … Continue reading

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Unacceptable Options OPRA Trading Halt due to Software Upgrade at NYSE

The trading halt across U.S. options markets on Monday was due to a bug in new software being rolled out, a unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX.N), which operates the system, said on Tuesday, which was reported by Reuters. NYSE said … Continue reading

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REUTERS: SEC Talks on Nasdaq Failure to Focus on Backing up System

According to Reuters’ Herbert Lash and John McCrank, federal regulators and stock exchange executives are likely to focus on the stock quotes processor behind Nasdaq’s trading halt last month, but a quick resolution of system outages or market weak spots … 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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Beware the Alpha Sharks! High Frequency Trading and Its Impact on Markets

  Maureen O’Hara, professor of finance at Cornell University, and member of the Systemic Risk Councilhas a warning to traditional investment managers, i.e., low frequency traders (LFT): High frequency trading(HFT) is now the norm, and it is not going away. Continuing to … 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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CFTC’s Chilton Seeking Review of CME Wash-Trade Restrictions

U.S. regulators should review CME Group Inc. (CME)’s plan for blocking wash trades to ensure that it sufficiently restricts the illegal transactions, said Bart Chilton, a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. CME’s plan for preventing the trades, in … Continue reading

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Regulator seeks inquiry of super-fast trading

Traders using super high-speed computers executed as many as 500 trades per second at the daily openings and closings of commodity markets during the past year, a federal regulator said Monday in a call for expanded examination of the trading … Continue reading

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