Tag Archives: Dodd-Frank

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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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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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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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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U.S. Regulators Investigating if High-frequency Traders are Distorting Stock and Futures Markets: ‘Wash Trades’

According to The Wall Street Journal’s Scott Patterson, Jenny Strasburg and Jamila Trindle, U.S. regulators are investigating whether high-frequency traders are routinely distorting stock and futures markets by illegally acting as buyer and seller in the same transactions, according to … Continue reading

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NYSE Criticizes Nasdaq’s Facebook Comp Plan

Bloomberg BusinessWeek                              By Nina Mehta – June 7, 2012 Nasdaq OMX Group Inc.’s (NDAQ) plan to earmark $40 million for brokers whose orders were mishandled in Facebook Inc. (FB)’s initial public offering will hurt competition, according to NYSE Euronext. (NYX) … Continue reading

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Regulation Will Wreak Havoc On Shadowy NDFs

Reuters – By Vidya Ranganathan and Rachel Armstrong – June 7, 2012 (Reuters) – It has been the dark side of currency markets: a secretive multi-billion dollar world of simulated contracts that skirts around government controls and rules. Now regulators … Continue reading

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Proposed European Transaction Tax Could Spell Doom for High-Frequency Traders

The High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 will be discussing the independent research that shows that high-frequency trading has a positive impact on global capital markets by increasing liquidity and reducing price volatility, findings that could allay some of the popular … Continue reading

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Defining the Future of Prop Trading

As reported by Advanced Trading’s  Ivy Schmerken, as regulators delay writing the final rules for the sweeping Dodd-Frank financial reforms, the Volcker Rule’s ban on proprietary trading continues to cause confusion among the investments banks that must comply with the rule. … Continue reading

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Securities and Exchange Commission Removes Credit Ratings From Regulations

As reported by New York Times’s Ben Protess, on Tuesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously approved a plan to erase references to credit ratings from certain rulebooks. The agency also adopted a substitute to the ratings, the first of several such … Continue reading

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