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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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MarketWatch: Exchanges Have ‘Homework’ after SEC Meeting on Tech Glitches

According to The Tell’s Sital Patel, the Securities and Exchange Commission is asking stock exchanges to come up with a series of concrete measures to ensure that market systems are of the highest standards and ensure better communications when breakdowns … 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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SEC’s Hired Gun on High-Frequency Trading Gets Permanent Role

According to Bloomberg’s Dave Michaels, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has promoted its computer-trading specialist, boosting his office’s effort to scrutinize rapid-fire trading’s impact on equity markets. Gregg E. Berman, who holds a doctorate in physics from Princeton University, … 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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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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NYSE Goes Dark

As Melanie Rodier from WSJ has reported, The New York Stock Exchange now has its very own dark pool, after the SEC on Thursday approved an NYSE pilot initiative to offer retail investors a separate exchange that will offer them more favorable … Continue reading

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NYSE Euronext to Launch Retail Liquidity Program

Based on NYSE Euronext press release yesterday, NYSE Euronext (NYX) has received approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to establish a first-of-its-kind Retail Liquidity Program, a market innovation that produces cost savings for individual investors through price … 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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High-Frequency Trading Has Made Markets More Efficient — Larry Tabb

Scott Patterson of The Wall Street Journal writes that few developments in the financial markets in recent years have inspired as much debate—oftentimes rancorous—as the rise of high-frequency trading, the use of supercomputers by sophisticated trading outfits to jump rapidly … Continue reading

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