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Chicago HFT hires BofA Merrill traders

Tim Cave from Financial News reports that Antoine Micallef, Steven Busuttil, Christopher Smith and Sebastian Quecke joined Jump Trading’s London office this month, according to two sources familiar with the situation. They were all part of Bank of America Merrill … 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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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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Major Exchanges Win Back Market Share

Today in Financial News, Tim Cave reports that some of Europe’s major stock markets including the London Stock Exchange and NYSE Euronext enjoyed an uptick in their share of equities trading during the first half of the year, as they … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy when you Learn what Alex Frino, Professor at University of Sydney Business School, thinks about High Frequency Trading and Volatility

Alex Frino, a professor at University of Sydney Business School and CEO of Capital Markets Co-operative Research Centre, says that high frequency trading reduces volatility in stock markets rather than exacerbates it. With his experience working with many global exchange … Continue reading

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FSA Cracks Down on Market Manipulators

As reported by Reuters’ Huw Jones, The Financial Services Authority has frozen the assets of firms it says manipulated share prices on the London Stock Exchange and other trading platforms, the latest sign of the regulator’s more aggressive approach to … Continue reading

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New Research Shows High Frequency Trading Cuts Volatility

As reported by CNBC’s Antonya Allen, contrary to popular belief, high frequency trading reduces volatility in stock markets rather than exacerbates it, according to new research by Professor Alex Frino at the University of Sydney Business School and CEO of … Continue reading

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Getco Offers Rare Insight Into Europe Strategy

As reported by Tim Cave of the Financial News, U.S.-based Getco, the secretive high-frequency trading firm, has delivered rare insight into its European strategy by revealing it has given its backing to the London Stock Exchange-owned (LSE.LN) trading venue Turquoise … Continue reading

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Ultra High-Frequency Trading Needs Curbs -Global Regulators

As reported by Reuters’ Huw Jones, leaders of the world’s top 20 economies (G20) asked the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to study how high frequency trading (HFT) and other computer assisted trading developments posed risks to the broader … Continue reading

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Bank of England’s Haldane Wants Speed Limits on High-Frequency Trading

As reported by Reuters, speed limits would cool the “arms race” of ultra-fast trading that has sparked price “abnormalities” and may destabilise markets, a top Bank of England official said on Friday. Andrew Haldane, executive director for financial stability, said in … Continue reading

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