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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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HFT Observation: Donations and Lobbying by High Speed Traders are Rising

Sarah Lynch from Reuters reports that high-frequency trading firms have increased their campaign contributions to federal lawmakers by 673 percent from the 2008 to the 2012 election cycle, according to a report that sheds light on their political connections in … Continue reading

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HFT Analysis: High Speed Trading a Stiff Challenge for SEC and CFTC Regulators

Christine Stebbins from Reuters reports that financial trading in world markets has grown so lightning-fast that effective regulation is growing tougher by the second, increasing the threat of crashes sparked by hoaxes, electronic glitches or yet-unknown causes. The latest alarm … 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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European High-Frequency Trading Firms Raking in the Dough

As reported by Tim Cave of eFinancialNews, average revenues across Europe’s largest high-frequency trading firms jumped by nearly a fifth last year, according to research by Financial News, as the controversial practice approaches a crucial phase that will determine how … Continue reading

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Stop the Markets!: Some Trading Firms Looking at Measures to Control Volatility

As reported by Jacob Bunge, of Dow Jones newswires, a group of the world’s biggest trading firms said that all exchanges should develop electronic systems that briefly pause trading when prices begin to rapidly swing, in an effort to ensure … Continue reading

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