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Technology-focused Hedge Fund, AienTech, Closes after Making its Mark in FX as a Top Provider of Volume to Bank Platforms

New York-based, high-frequency trading (HFT) firm AienTech is closing down after almost three years in operation, its chief executive and founder Ugur Arslan has confirmed. Details surrounding the closure are not yet known. Launched in January 2011 with a staff … Continue reading

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Drones Sending Lasers Across the Ocean? Welcome to the Race to Trade at the Speed of Light

In the wild, speed is the difference between killing or being killed, feeding or going hungry. Now more than ever, this is true in the shadowy concrete jungles of the world’s financial markets. Those currently trading who aren’t high-frequency traders, … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White: Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Dear chairman Mary Jo White, As informed by NASDAQ after the August 22 incident, price quotes were not being disseminated by the Securities Information Processor (SIP) for three hours. There was a connectivity issue, which led to degradation in the … Continue reading

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Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Knightmare on Wall Street‘s author, Edgar Perez, chastised U.S. regulators for their performance during NASDAQ’s “Flash Freeze”. Market participants appreciate visible leadership that goes beyond statements sent though press offices, he said. “Both individual and institutional investors would have felt … Continue reading

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Bob Greifeld, Nasdaq Chief, Defends Handling of Trading Halt

The New York Times report that the chief executive of the Nasdaq stock exchange, Robert Greifeld, on Friday shot back at criticism of how his exchange handled a three-hour halt in trading on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Greifeld said in an … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Glitch Prompts Two-hour Shutdown and Fears Over Stability

The Guardian reports that a glitch in the Nasdaq stock market resulted in an unprecedented shutdown of trading of over 2,000 major US stocks and options for more than two hours, creating confusion around the shares of the biggest companies … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Investigating Problem That Forced Trading Halt, No Answers Yet

Forbes’ Steve Schaefer reports a technical issue led the Nasdaq stock market to halt all trading in shares listed on its exchange, and request fellow exchanges do the same. The New York Stock Exchange acknowledged it had done so at … Continue reading

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Trading Halted in Nasdaq Securities like Facebook, Microsoft and Apple… Did the NASDAQ Guys Read Knightmare on Wall Street?

According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. stock exchanges on Thursday just halted trading in all securities listed on NASDAQ because of a technical issue, exchange officials said. NASDAQ announced the halt at 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday, and other exchanges … Continue reading

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Knightmare on Wall Street Book Review: How Knight Capital Fumbled its Best Opportunity to Shine

Ever since the Knight Capital trading disaster broke in August 1, 2012, investors and traders have been morbidly fascinated by the incident. How had so sophisticated a company managed to burn though $440 million in a bit more than half … Continue reading

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Edgar Perez, Presenter at HFT Conference in New York, Advocating High-frequency Regulation

Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders and speaker at High-frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 New York City, claims that wrongdoing in the financial markets has existed long before the advent of high-frequency trading, and it will always be a … Continue reading

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