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Warren Buffett to HFT Critics: “It Doesn’t Make a Difference if You Own Stocks for a Long Period of Time”

Barron’s After announcing 2012 results on Friday, Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett made one of his regular stops on CNBC, speaking with Becky Quick about all manner of stock-market related issues. On high-frequency trading, and whether it hurts main street … 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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Edgar Perez, The Speed Traders, on The Perennial Profit Challenge: 2013 Roadmap for World Exchanges

Financial exchanges play a vital role in economic development as one of the primary tools for the allocation of capital in both developed economies and emerging ones. The indices created using the platforms provided by global exchanges are used by … Continue reading

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Knight Capital Expects Final Bids Soon from Rival Trading Firms Getco LLC and Virtu Financial LLC

Knight Capital expects to make a decision on its future ownership by early next week, according to people familiar with the matter. Rival trading firms Getco LLC and Virtu Financial LLC, which have submitted bids to buy the Jersey City, N.J., … Continue reading

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The Future of Speed Trading at World’s Most Influential High-Frequency Trading Conference

High-frequency trading is fundamentally based on how market participants (for this discussion I’m talking about stock markets) place their orders to buy and sell shares and how HFT players act on those orders. For every stock that’s traded there is always … Continue reading

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“Kill Switch” Proposal Gaining Strength as Trading Firms, Exchanges and Investors Meet with SEC Officials

The SEC Market Trading Technology Roundtable, which took place in Washington, has already generated a very rare joint letter by the major stock exchanges that proposes creating a “kill switch” in an effort to control runaway algorithms, among other issues. … 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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High-Frequency Trading: It’s Worse Than You Thought

High-frequency trading, which already has a sullied reputation, is even worse than the critics have charged, a new survey shows. The Federal Reserve of Chicago recently asked 30 firms associated with the industry — traders, exchanges, vendors and others — to evaluate … Continue reading

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Gaming the High Frequency Trading Programs (HFTs) for Fun

There has been much debate and controversy about the negative effects of high frequency trading programs (HFTs).  The arguments range from stealing market liquidity, price manipulation, and unnecessary volatility to being responsible for the flash crash.  While there are many negatives to … Continue reading

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For Superfast Stock Traders, a Way to Jump Ahead in Line

At issue is whether exchanges sometimes allow high-speed trading firms to trade ahead of less-sophisticated investors, potentially disadvantaging them and violating regulatory rules. The inclusion of Nasdaq and NYSE in this high-profile probe, and the role Mr. Bodek has played … Continue reading

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