Tag Archives: HFT

High Frequency Trading: Clear and Present Danger?

According to huffingtonpost: As we look back on 2013, it has certainly been a year of increasing scrutiny and criticism of capital markets trading participants. One particular area of focus is so-called “High Frequency Trading” (HFT), the practice of automated … Continue reading

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Why Putting a Speed Limit on the Stock Market?

According to The New York News, when Brad Katsuyama was running the U.S. trading desk for the Royal Bank of Canada, his clients would send in orders every day, but every day, when Katsuyama went to buy or sell, something … 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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Is High Frequency Trading a Dark Force Against Ordinary Human Traders and Investors?

High Frequency Trading (HFT) is the use of computer algorithms to rapidly trade stocks. Highly sophisticated proprietary strategies are programmed to move in and out of trades in timeframes as little as fractions of a second.  It is a business … Continue reading

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FORBES: Speed-Traders-R-Us? Algorithmic Trading Trickles Down To Individual Investors

According to Forbes’ Jeremy Bogaisky, Christopher Ivey is working on what he thinks is the next step in the evolution of trading. six flights up in a dim, grungy office building in Manhattan’s Union Square neighborhood. His efforts also serve … Continue reading

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Beware the Alpha Sharks! High Frequency Trading and Its Impact on Markets

  Maureen O’Hara, professor of finance at Cornell University, and member of the Systemic Risk Councilhas a warning to traditional investment managers, i.e., low frequency traders (LFT): High frequency trading(HFT) is now the norm, and it is not going away. Continuing to … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Is Making a Joke of the Markets

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made!” –Groucho Marx I suspect the SEC, FINRA, and CFTC are big fans of Groucho Marx, or at least his observations on fair dealing. How else could they … Continue reading

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Experts are divided on whether Twitter-controlled stocks will end us all

The real danger of the singularity isn’t that computers will conspire to overtake their masters, but that we’ll let them do it—and then be lost when they fail. This is already apparent in the number of major market crashes that have occurred … Continue reading

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Structural barrier to HFT participation in Asia OTC markets

Barriers include a lack of finalised rules and technology for scalable operations It is too early for high-frequency trading (HFT) firms to participate in the trading of cleared over-the-counter derivatives in Asia because of barriers such as cost and liquidity, … Continue reading

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Quantopian Wants To Turn Stock Trading Algorithmic

Financial theory argues that over the long-run, individuals can’t beat the market. But a Boston start-up, Quantopian – its service lets people build, test, and execute trading algorithms — has developed software for those who want to try. In a … Continue reading

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