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HFT Analysis: High Speed Trading a Stiff Challenge for SEC and CFTC Regulators

Christine Stebbins from Reuters reports that financial trading in world markets has grown so lightning-fast that effective regulation is growing tougher by the second, increasing the threat of crashes sparked by hoaxes, electronic glitches or yet-unknown causes. The latest alarm … Continue reading

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Democrats Tom Harkin and Peter DeFazio Pushing Taxes on Stock Transactions: Cure-All for High Frequency Trading?

According to FOX Business, fueled by momentum in Europe, some U.S. lawmakers are looking to introduce a tax on stock transactions in an effort to discourage computerized trading that tends to increase volatility in the markets. It’s a move Democrats … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Study Finds Impact on Trading Is Limited. Is that true?

As a U.K. government study said, Computerized trading, under scrutiny from securities regulators, isn’t spurring broad increases in market volatility even as it sometimes creates “instability” that may lead to crashes. High-speed automated trading on exchanges and other venues may lead … Continue reading

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Important To Know About High-Frequency Trading

As reported in The New York Times, computerized trading of stocks first became a significant part of the Wall Street scene in the 1980s, when it was blamed for exacerbating the market plunges in October 1987. Since then, the computers … Continue reading

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In Fortified Data center, NYSE runs ‘Gated’ Trading Cloud

According to ComputerWorld’s Patrick Thibodeau, Hurricane Irene mattered not to NYSE Euronext’s large data center, which is built on land high enough to avoid 100-year floods and just about everything else. The data center plays a major role in the U.S. … Continue reading

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PBS Nightly Business Report Weighs In on High-Frequency Trading

During a recent PBS Nightly Business Report, Susie Gharib and Harry Lin, executive in residence at Idea Lab, discussed whether high-frequency trading was to blame for the increased volatility in the market. Harry Lin noted, “they say that the stock … 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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