Tag Archives: Europe

Why does Singapore Exchange Seek High-Frequency Traders?

According to Bloomberg, Singapore Exchange Ltd. (SGX), Southeast Asia’s biggest bourse operator, wants to lure more high-speed traders on to its stock market as it grapples with lower volume. Computerized trading firms, which execute transactions in fractions of a second, account for … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Eyes Opportunity as Fixed Income Slips Toward Electronic Trading

Julie Segal writes for Institutional Investor that Nasdaq, once known as the stock home for young technology companies, is making a bid to become a major player in the electronic trading of fixed-income securities. The move is a logical one … 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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Traders prepare for HFT shift into emerging markets

Better infrastructure and deeper liquidity is attracting high-frequency traders to exploit EM currencies, say traders and technology providers The effects of high-frequency trading (HFT) on developed foreign exchange markets have been well-documented in recent years, but signs of HFT are … Continue reading

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HFT Coming Under Fire From All Angles in Europe

It appears that the high-frequency trading debate in Europe has temporarily moved from Brussels to certain countries in Europe, as nation-specific rules are beginning to pop up that could seriously disrupt the practice. A harmonized approach to regulation across capital … Continue reading

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Traders warn Germany on HFT licensing

According to Financial Times’ James Wilson and Gerrit Wiesmann, Germany’s exchange operators and Europe’s high-frequency traders have warned of the risk of an “own goal” for the country’s financial sector if lawmakers press ahead with plans to force ultra-fast computer-driven … Continue reading

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Foresight HFT Lead Expert, Cambridge Lecturer Oliver Linton, to Keynote High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 London

Professor Oliver Linton, Chair of Political Economy at Cambridge University and Foresight Project Member of the Lead Expert Group on Algorithmic and High-Frequency Trading, will speak at Golden Networking‘s upcoming High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 London, “Strategic and Tactical Insights … Continue reading

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Germany moves to regulate high-frequency trading

(Reuters) – Germany’s ruling coalition has agreed key points for regulating ultra-fast trading on stock exchanges such as giving regulator Bafin the right to oversee so-called high-frequency traders, coalition sources told Reuters on Thursday. The regulation will likely make it … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Heads for Best Week in 2012 Ahead of Spain Talks

Bloomberg News – By Rita Nazareth – June 8, 2012 U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its best week in 2012, as investors awaited weekend discussions of European finance officials for news of a potential … Continue reading

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Stocks Trading Higher On Wholesale Report

Associated Press – By Joshua Freed U.S. stocks reversed course and were trading higher after the release of government report showing that wholesale businesses restocked at a healthy pace in April, suggesting that second-quarter growth could be better than the … Continue reading

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