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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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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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BLOOMBERG: CFTC Seeks Comment on Potential High-Speed Trading Curbs

As reported by Bloomberg’s Silla Brush, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking comment on whether to require registration for automated trading firms, taking a first step in potential restrictions on high-speed and algorithmic derivatives trading. CFTC members … 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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High-frequency flops

Recent flash crashes on the Indian and overseas bourses tend to indicate that technology-enabled speed-trading on the bourses, at times, is no boon. There are instances of exchanges annulling trades and in some cases not doing so, after investigation. While … Continue reading

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Strategist Gayed to Moneynews: High-Frequency Trading May Cause Another Meltdown

Last week’s news that Reuters sells early access to monthly consumer-confidence  data to customers who use the statistics in high-frequency trading points to the  danger of that trading, said Michael Gayed, chief investment strategist for  Pension Partners. “For these high-frequency … Continue reading

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Fast Traders, in Spotlight, Battle Rules

For years they have operated in the shadows, often far from Wall Street, trading stocks at warp speed and reaping billions while criticism rose that they were damaging markets and hurting ordinary investors. Now high-frequency trading firms, normally secretive, are … Continue reading

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Making a Case for Automated FIX Certification?

Candyce Edelen from AdvancedTrading: On October 5, 2012, a broker trading on India’s National Stock Exchange placed 59 erroneous orders, triggering a flash crash that wiped nearly 60 billion dollars from the value of some of that country’s largest public … Continue reading

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Financial Markets Are At Risk Of a ‘Big Data’ Crash

Maureen O’Hara from FT reports that regulators and investors are struggling to meet the challenges posed by high-frequency trading. This ultra-fast, computerised segment of finance now accounts for most trades. HFT also contributed to the “flash crash”, the sudden, vertiginous … Continue reading

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Despite Risks, Brazil Courts the Millisecond Investor

Dan Horch reports in NY Times that, at a time when the mere phrase “high-frequency trading” makes some investors queasy, Brazil’s stock exchange is putting out the digital welcome mat. In recent years, the BM&F Bovespa stock exchange in São … Continue reading

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