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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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Forex Trading Platforms Take Action Against “Flash” Traders

The Financial Times recently reported that EBS, the forex trading platformowned by the electronic interdealer broker ICAP (IAP), announced that it would limit activities such as “flash” orders, which are said to distort the market. “Flash” orders are automatic trades made … 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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Knowledge@Wharton on High-speed Trading: Is It Time to Apply the Brakes?

How fast is high-frequency stock trading? In the time it takes to read this sentence, tens of thousands of high-speed, computer-automated transactions can occur. Winning traders edge out rivals by intervals measured in nanoseconds. Fans of the practice say that high-frequency … 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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