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How could the High-frequency Trades still be Profitable Facing EU Curbs Announced in Draft Deal?

According to Bloomberg, European Parliament lawmakers have reached a draft deal with national governments on high-frequency trading curbs as part of a push to toughen the bloc’s financial market rulebook, said the chief legislator working on the plans. “The negotiation team … Continue reading

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Regulator seeks inquiry of super-fast trading

Traders using super high-speed computers executed as many as 500 trades per second at the daily openings and closings of commodity markets during the past year, a federal regulator said Monday in a call for expanded examination of the trading … Continue reading

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High-frequency trading systems – speed vs regulation

In their obsessive pursuit of high-value market advantage, stock traders are pushing IT to its limits – and the lawmakers don’t like it. New laws may aim to slow the systems down, but are regulators willing and able to acquire … Continue reading

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Australian Regulator Goes Light on Dark Pools – Recognizes HFT and Dark Liquidity as Part of Financial Landscape

The worldwide regulatory debate on high-frequency trading and the transparency associated with liquidity supply continues, this time in Australia as the Antipodean regulator ASIC has refined its proposed rules on dark liquidity and high-frequency trading (HFT), the details of which … Continue reading

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Fast Traders, in Spotlight, Battle Rules

For years they have operated in the shadows, often far from Wall Street, trading stocks at warp speed and reaping billions while criticism rose that they were damaging markets and hurting ordinary investors. Now high-frequency trading firms, normally secretive, are … Continue reading

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HFT Analysis: High Speed Trading a Stiff Challenge for SEC and CFTC Regulators

Christine Stebbins from Reuters reports that financial trading in world markets has grown so lightning-fast that effective regulation is growing tougher by the second, increasing the threat of crashes sparked by hoaxes, electronic glitches or yet-unknown causes. The latest alarm … Continue reading

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How Quality Management System AT 9000 Can Make Automated and High-Frequency Trading Safer?

Financial markets are critical for the growth and prosperity of all economies. Real-time automated trading systems are integral to these markets.  However, neither the technology nor market operations underlying automated trading is infallible. Therefore, it is the responsibility and self-interest … Continue reading

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Regulation Should Leave Market Microstructure Alone, Says Philippe Guillot, Financial Markets Chief

(February 14, 2013, New York)According to Waters Technology’s Steve Dew-Jones, Regulators are giving Mifid I—which increased competition—a vote of confidence, but are also highlighting the increased complexity and unintended consequences that followed the legislation. In this regard, Philippe Guillot, executive … Continue reading

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Traders prepare for HFT shift into emerging markets

Better infrastructure and deeper liquidity is attracting high-frequency traders to exploit EM currencies, say traders and technology providers The effects of high-frequency trading (HFT) on developed foreign exchange markets have been well-documented in recent years, but signs of HFT are … Continue reading

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German government to agree law on high-speed trading

Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition will on Monday decide on changes to a draft law to clamp down on ultra-fast trading on stock exchanges, which it sees as stoking excessive market turbulence. High-frequency traders use computer algorithms … Continue reading

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