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Knightmare on Wall Street’s Edgar Perez on ‘Knight Capital, Goldman Sachs and NASDAQ’s trading glitches, a Sad New Market Reality?’

Mr. Edgar Perez, Author,  The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, will provide the keynote speech “Knight Capital, Goldman Sachs and NASDAQ’s trading glitches, a Sad New Market Reality?” at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 Chicago, “Strategic and Tactical … Continue reading

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Drones Sending Lasers Across the Ocean? Welcome to the Race to Trade at the Speed of Light

In the wild, speed is the difference between killing or being killed, feeding or going hungry. Now more than ever, this is true in the shadowy concrete jungles of the world’s financial markets. Those currently trading who aren’t high-frequency traders, … Continue reading

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The Wall Street Journal: Deutsche Börse’s News Service for Traders Draws Scrutiny of Investigators

Brody Mullins and Scott Patterson report for The Wall Street Journal that several times a month, the Labor Department invites news reporters to a sealed room for an early look at soon-to-be-released reports such as the unemployment rate. One organization … Continue reading

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Hft Update: Citi Fights High-Frequency Trading — with HFT

Liz Tay from Business Insider reports that Investment banks are driving down the volume of high-frequency trades on US stock exchanges with defensive, high-speed algorithms of their own, a Citigroup executive has claimed. Stephen Shore of the Australian Financial Review reports that … 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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ASIC Claims Fears about High-Frequency Traders in Australia Appear to be Largely Exaggerated

The corporate regulator says fears about high-frequency traders in Australia appear to be largely exaggerated, but some trading practices are forms of market manipulation. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released its much anticipated report on the impact of … 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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Traders prepare for HFT shift into emerging markets

Better infrastructure and deeper liquidity is attracting high-frequency traders to exploit EM currencies, say traders and technology providers The effects of high-frequency trading (HFT) on developed foreign exchange markets have been well-documented in recent years, but signs of HFT are … Continue reading

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HFT Technologies LLC Opens New Consulting Company to Help IT Departments Prepare for Dodd-Frank

HFT Technologies LLC announced the launch of a new company, HFT Pros, to provide on-site consultingand staff supplementation services to financial firms throughout Chicago, New York City and other major financial centers. Demand for IT consultants with trading systems experience is expected … Continue reading

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B of E Studies HFT: Begins and Ends with Ambivalence

A recent working paper from the Bank of England reports on efforts to understand the rise of high-frequency trading and its impact on equity markets. I think it fair to say that the study fails to get any firm grasp of its … Continue reading

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