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Traders attack plans for UK tax on HFT

Senior traders and analysts have strongly criticised plans for a UK financial transactions tax on high frequency trading, which was proposed today by a group UK MPs conducting a study into the Kay review on UK equity markets. The UK’s … Continue reading

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Market Microstructure and High-Frequency Market Manipulation

Many investors are rightfully concerned about market manipulation — after all, who wants to be taken for a ride? High-frequency market manipulation proved to be particularly disconcerting to many investors as it is evolutionary, difficult to detect without appropriate tools, … Continue reading

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The Increasing Flow Of Dark Pools: UBS MTF Provides Anonymous Liquidity To Spanish Markets

Today marks the expansion of anonymous liquidity into Spain as UBS Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) establishes itself on the Spanish equity markets. Dark liquidity is experiencing an increase in popularity within high frequency trading circles at the moment, particularly among … Continue reading

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Threats to Financial Markets Lurk in Dark Pools

Regulators on two continents have noticed that too much trading in stocks takes place out of sight. Tomorrow, European finance ministers plan to endorse legislation that would force transactions in privately owned venues known as dark pools into an organized … Continue reading

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Australian Regulator Goes Light on Dark Pools – Recognizes HFT and Dark Liquidity as Part of Financial Landscape

The worldwide regulatory debate on high-frequency trading and the transparency associated with liquidity supply continues, this time in Australia as the Antipodean regulator ASIC has refined its proposed rules on dark liquidity and high-frequency trading (HFT), the details of which … Continue reading

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ASIC Claims Fears about High-Frequency Traders in Australia Appear to be Largely Exaggerated

The corporate regulator says fears about high-frequency traders in Australia appear to be largely exaggerated, but some trading practices are forms of market manipulation. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released its much anticipated report on the impact of … Continue reading

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ASIC Has Plans to Light Up the Dark

Leo Shanahan writes in The Australian that stockbrokers face increased reporting requirements over suspicious market behaviour under draft guidelines issued yesterday by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. The ASIC consultation paper revealed new rules governing “dark-pool” trading to address … Continue reading

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Germany Moves to Regulate High-Frequency Trading

Members of Germany’s parliament and representatives of the finance ministry have agreed on the key points for regulating high-frequency trading on German stock exchanges, participants in the discussions told Reuters on Thursday. The regulation is likely to stipulate that high-frequency … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Has Made Markets More Efficient — Larry Tabb

Scott Patterson of The Wall Street Journal writes that few developments in the financial markets in recent years have inspired as much debate—oftentimes rancorous—as the rise of high-frequency trading, the use of supercomputers by sophisticated trading outfits to jump rapidly … Continue reading

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Public Exchanges Duel With Newcomers Over Trade Transparency

It was reported yesterday in The New York Times by Nathaniel Popper that while most people trading stocks at home imagine their orders zipping from their brokers onto one of the nation’s stock exchanges, almost none of the trades go … Continue reading

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