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Is High Frequency Trading a Dark Force Against Ordinary Human Traders and Investors?

High Frequency Trading (HFT) is the use of computer algorithms to rapidly trade stocks. Highly sophisticated proprietary strategies are programmed to move in and out of trades in timeframes as little as fractions of a second.  It is a business … Continue reading

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Knightmare on Wall Street’s Edgar Perez on ‘Knight Capital, Goldman Sachs and NASDAQ’s trading glitches, a Sad New Market Reality?’

Mr. Edgar Perez, Author,  The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, will provide the keynote speech “Knight Capital, Goldman Sachs and NASDAQ’s trading glitches, a Sad New Market Reality?” at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 Chicago, “Strategic and Tactical … Continue reading

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MarketWatch: Exchanges Have ‘Homework’ after SEC Meeting on Tech Glitches

According to The Tell’s Sital Patel, the Securities and Exchange Commission is asking stock exchanges to come up with a series of concrete measures to ensure that market systems are of the highest standards and ensure better communications when breakdowns … Continue reading

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SEC hopes for Midas touch from HFT surveillance system

Less than a year after announcing that it intended to create a new market surveillance system – and six months after going live with it – the US Securities and Exchange Commission says that its cloud-based approach is paying dividends … 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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Regulation Should Leave Market Microstructure Alone, Says Philippe Guillot, Financial Markets Chief

(February 14, 2013, New York)According to Waters Technology’s Steve Dew-Jones, Regulators are giving Mifid I—which increased competition—a vote of confidence, but are also highlighting the increased complexity and unintended consequences that followed the legislation. In this regard, Philippe Guillot, executive … 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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High-frequency Trading Rules Will Hurt German Liquidity, Exchanges Say

According to Bloomberg’s Jonathan Morgan, restrictions on the minimum time orders must be held in German equity markets would do little to increase safety, the nation’s exchanges said as lawmakers debated proposed legislation. “The political, easily understandable argument that the … Continue reading

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Edgar Perez, The Speed Traders, on The Perennial Profit Challenge: 2013 Roadmap for World Exchanges

Financial exchanges play a vital role in economic development as one of the primary tools for the allocation of capital in both developed economies and emerging ones. The indices created using the platforms provided by global exchanges are used by … Continue reading

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High-frequency trading seems scary, but what does the evidence show?

ON FEBRUARY 3RD 2010, at 1.26.28 pm, an automated trading system operated by a high-frequency trader (HFT) called Infinium Capital Management malfunctioned. Over the next three seconds it entered 6,767 individual orders to buy light sweet crude oil futures on … Continue reading

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