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Unacceptable Options OPRA Trading Halt due to Software Upgrade at NYSE

The trading halt across U.S. options markets on Monday was due to a bug in new software being rolled out, a unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX.N), which operates the system, said on Tuesday, which was reported by Reuters. NYSE said … 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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Financial IT Spend to Hit $90 Billion

As reported by Advanced Trading’s Phil Albinuspending, spending on IT by the financial markets industry will hit almost $90 billion by 2015, driven by strong growth in Asia-Pacific (AP) and a bounce-back in the hedge funds sector, predicts Ovum. The … Continue reading

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Jim Simons’ 20 Favorite Holdings

Jim Simons’ Medallion Fund is the best hedge fund that we have come across. The fund’s returns are so spectacular that Jim Simons became one of the richest people on the planet. Medallion Fund employs high frequency trading and exploits inefficiencies … Continue reading

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