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How could the High-frequency Trades still be Profitable Facing EU Curbs Announced in Draft Deal?

According to Bloomberg, European Parliament lawmakers have reached a draft deal with national governments on high-frequency trading curbs as part of a push to toughen the bloc’s financial market rulebook, said the chief legislator working on the plans. “The negotiation team … Continue reading

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Optiver looks beyond EU for growth

High-frequency trading firm Optiver made over half of its revenues from outside the EU for the first time in its history last year, as European regulators take a hardline stance towards high-speed trading. The Dutch group, one of the world’s largest HFT … Continue reading

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Italians to delay derivatives FTT

Italian lawmakers are to delay the introduction of a financial transaction tax on derivatives and “high-frequency” trades by at least two months, reflecting growing uncertainty over the levy which is being closely watched ahead of a proposed transaction tax across … Continue reading

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EU Agrees on Tighter Oversight of ‘Dark Pools’

European Union states reached a tentative deal Monday to tighten regulation of derivatives markets that sets finance ministers on a collision course with the European Parliament, opening the prospect of months of haggling over a compromise deal. The rules, known … 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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HFT Technologies LLC Opens New Consulting Company to Help IT Departments Prepare for Dodd-Frank

HFT Technologies LLC announced the launch of a new company, HFT Pros, to provide on-site consultingand staff supplementation services to financial firms throughout Chicago, New York City and other major financial centers. Demand for IT consultants with trading systems experience is expected … Continue reading

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German government to agree law on high-speed trading

Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition will on Monday decide on changes to a draft law to clamp down on ultra-fast trading on stock exchanges, which it sees as stoking excessive market turbulence. High-frequency traders use computer algorithms … Continue reading

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Chi-X Co-Founder, Hirander Misra, to Urge Stricter Exchange Controls at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 London

Mr. Hirander Misra, Chairman of Forum Trading Solutions, will call for stricter exchange controls in the wake of “flash crash” events at Golden Networking‘s upcoming High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 London. Mr. Hirander is the Chairman of trading technology provider Forum … Continue reading

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EU Lawmakers Seek High-Frequency Trade Curbs in Markets Law

Lawmakers backed tougher European Union curbs on high-frequency trading and limits on commodity speculation as part of a push to toughen the bloc’s financial market rulebook. European Parliament legislators, voting in Brussels today, also called for the European Securities and … Continue reading

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EBS To Change Way It Quotes Currencies on Trading System

This morning, Eva Szalay wrote that Electronic inter-dealer currencies-trading platform EBS plans to scrap the fifth decimal place on its currency quotes and introduce so-called half-pip pricing ahead of major changes to the system, people familiar with the matter told … Continue reading

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