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Markets Evolve, as Does Financial Fraud

According to Dealbook, It is usually the case that there are not new frauds, just new avenues for deception. As the financial world has evolved into a high-speed race to trade assets while investment strategies are kept secret, both regulators … Continue reading

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SAC Charges Another Win for Machines Over Human Traders

In pursuing and winning an indictment of SAC Capital Advisors LP, federal prosecutors are intent on shuttering one of the largest and most successful stock-trading hedge-fund firms in Wall Street history. If they succeed, it will also mark the effective … Continue reading

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Traders attack plans for UK tax on HFT

Senior traders and analysts have strongly criticised plans for a UK financial transactions tax on high frequency trading, which was proposed today by a group UK MPs conducting a study into the Kay review on UK equity markets. The UK’s … Continue reading

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High frequency trader fined more than $3m by regulators

Financial regulators in the UK and US have fined a high frequency trader and his firm more than $3m (£1.95m) for manipulating commodities markets. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined Michael Coscia $903,176, while two US regulators levied the … Continue reading

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U.S. regulators scrutinize risk controls for high-frequency trading

NEW YORK –  U.S. regulators are taking a deep look at automated trading firms to determine whether adequate risk controls are in place to prevent major technology glitches or at least minimize their impact. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Traders’ Safeguards Come Under Scrutiny

WASHINGTON—A raft of computer glitches that have plagued markets in recent years amid a burst of high-speed trading is sparking a widening crackdown by Wall Street overseers. Regulators are focusing on the complex computer systems deployed by high-frequency trading firms, … Continue reading

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Naked Access Attracts High-Frequency Traders, Gets Regulators’ Attention

Industry insiders and regulators debate whether pre-trade risk management is needed to monitor high-frequency buy-side traders that currently are enjoying unfettered access to markets. As Wall Street continues to rebuild from the ashes of the credit crisis and reassess its risk … Continue reading

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Market Microstructure and High-Frequency Market Manipulation

Many investors are rightfully concerned about market manipulation — after all, who wants to be taken for a ride? High-frequency market manipulation proved to be particularly disconcerting to many investors as it is evolutionary, difficult to detect without appropriate tools, … Continue reading

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High Frequency Traders Make The Markets Much More Liquid, Transparent, And Fair

Several years ago, when ‘high frequency’ trading first captured the imagination of the commentariat, I was on a radio show panel on which the health of the stock market was discussed. One participant, a fairly well known columnist for a … Continue reading

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Charles Schwab speaks out against high-frequency trading

Individual investors have always known that they operate at a disadvantage to bigger players. Investing is a game based on information, and the faster you can obtain and digest information, the better your final score will be. Information always flows … Continue reading

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