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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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Democrats Tom Harkin and Peter DeFazio Pushing Taxes on Stock Transactions: Cure-All for High Frequency Trading?

According to FOX Business, fueled by momentum in Europe, some U.S. lawmakers are looking to introduce a tax on stock transactions in an effort to discourage computerized trading that tends to increase volatility in the markets. It’s a move Democrats … 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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Traders warn Germany on HFT licensing

According to Financial Times’ James Wilson and Gerrit Wiesmann, Germany’s exchange operators and Europe’s high-frequency traders have warned of the risk of an “own goal” for the country’s financial sector if lawmakers press ahead with plans to force ultra-fast computer-driven … 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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Germany Is Expected to Act to Increase Limits on High-Speed Trades

Germany intends to be one of the first countries to try to put the brakes on high-frequency trading, the computer-driven force that has been rattling stock markets across the globe. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is expected to approve draft legislation on … Continue reading

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Germany Moves to Regulate High-Frequency Trading

Members of Germany’s parliament and representatives of the finance ministry have agreed on the key points for regulating high-frequency trading on German stock exchanges, participants in the discussions told Reuters on Thursday. The regulation is likely to stipulate that high-frequency … Continue reading

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US Stocks Jump After China Moves To Stimulate Growth

The Wall Street Journal – By Chris Dieterich – June 7, 2012 NEW YORK–Stocks rose as dovish comments from U.S. central bankers and a surprise interest-rate cut in China boosted hopes for more stimulative action. The Dow Jones Industrial Average … Continue reading

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Bernanke Offers Few Hints of Fed Stimulus

Reuters – By Pedro da Costa and Mark Felsenthal – June 7, 2012 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Thursday the central bank was ready to shield the economy if financial troubles mount, but offered few hints … Continue reading

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Wall St and Republicans Team Up to Curb CFTC

Reuters – By John Kemp – June 7, 2012 (Reuters) – Politics is brutal. Just how brutal became apparent Wednesday when Wall Street teamed up with Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives to emasculate the Commodity Futures Trading … Continue reading

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