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CBOE Seems Confident in Extending VIX Trading Hours

From Chicago Tribune: Expanded trading hours for CBOE Volatility Index futures are on track to begin later this year, according to CBOE Holdings Inc. incoming chief executive. “We are committed to completing that very important project later this year,” Ed … Continue reading

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HFT Research: Eurex Exchange Releases Proprietary Research Results

AutomatedTrader Magazine reports that Eurex Exchange is the first exchange in Europe to share part of its proprietary quantitative research on high- frequency trading (HFT) with the public. Key findings of this research include: (a) HFT participants played an important … Continue reading

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Why Regulation SCI Misses Unique Opportunity to Restore Investor Confidence

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently proposed Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Reg SCI), which would apply to certain self-regulatory organizations (including registered clearing agencies), alternative trading systems (ATSs), plan processors, and exempt clearing agencies subject to the … 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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‘Knightmare on Wall Street’ Author Speaking at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago

Edgar Perez, widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading, author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, and the forthcoming Knightmare … Continue reading

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HSBC Approved As Market Maker For Yuan-Yen Direct Trading

Dow Jones – May 30, 2012 SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)–HSBC Bank (China) Co. has received the Chinese central bank’s approval to be a market maker for direct trading between the Chinese yuan and the Japanese yen in China’s interbank market, the … Continue reading

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China Eyes Launch of Crude Futures Within the Year: SHFE

Reuters – May 28, 2012 (Reuters) – China aims to launch crude oil futures within the year and allow them to be traded by foreign investors as the country speeds the opening of its commodities futures market to overseas players, … Continue reading

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Proposed European Transaction Tax Could Spell Doom for High-Frequency Traders

The High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 will be discussing the independent research that shows that high-frequency trading has a positive impact on global capital markets by increasing liquidity and reducing price volatility, findings that could allay some of the popular … Continue reading

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According to Nanex: HFT is Killing the EMini

As reported by Nanex, on Friday, Aug 5, 2011, we processed 1 trillion bytes of data for all U.S. equities, options, futures, and indexes. This is insane. A year ago, when we processed half of that, we thought it was … Continue reading

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CME Slams Limit Up/Limit Down Plan

As reported by Traders Magazine’s Peter Chapman, CME Group says a proposed limit up/limit down plan for stocks and exchange-traded products is bad market structure. The operator of four futures exchanges told the Securities and Exchange Commission in a letter last … Continue reading

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