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On Heels of Recent Outage, NASDAQ Suffers Another Knightmare on Wall Street

The Wall Street Journal’s Jacob Bunge reports that just ahead of a meeting Wednesday to discuss last month’s unprecedented three-hour trading outage, Nasdaq officials got another unexpected jolt: The main data feed for Nasdaq Stock Market-listed stocks went down again. … Continue reading

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Edgar Perez, Presenter at HFT Conference in New York, Advocating High-frequency Regulation

Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders and speaker at High-frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 New York City, claims that wrongdoing in the financial markets has existed long before the advent of high-frequency trading, and it will always be a … Continue reading

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Threats to Financial Markets Lurk in Dark Pools

Regulators on two continents have noticed that too much trading in stocks takes place out of sight. Tomorrow, European finance ministers plan to endorse legislation that would force transactions in privately owned venues known as dark pools into an organized … Continue reading

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HFT Observation: Donations and Lobbying by High Speed Traders are Rising

Sarah Lynch from Reuters reports that high-frequency trading firms have increased their campaign contributions to federal lawmakers by 673 percent from the 2008 to the 2012 election cycle, according to a report that sheds light on their political connections in … Continue reading

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Azul Systems Brings the Best Java for Big Data and Real-Time Analytics to HFT Leaders Forum 2013, Most Influential High-Frequency Trading Conference

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, announced its sponsorship of the most influential high-frequency trading conference in the world, Golden Networking’s High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 London, March 21. Anyone interested or involved in high-frequency trading … Continue reading

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What the Foresight Report Tells us About the Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets

A key message coming from the widely-read Foresight Report entitled The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets (2012), prepared by The Government Office for Science, London, indicates that high frequency trading (HFT) and algorithmic trading (AT) may have several … 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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High-Frequency Trading Study Finds Impact on Trading Is Limited

As reported by Bloomberg’s Nina Mehta and Nandini, computerized trading, under scrutiny from securities regulators, isn’t spurring broad increases in market volatility even as it sometimes creates “instability” that may lead to crashes, a U.K. government study said. High-speed automated … Continue reading

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NYSE Urges Straight Talk on High-Speed Trading

As reported by Reuters’ Jonathan Spicer, NYSE Euronext’s chief operating officer waded into the debate over rapid-fire, electronic trading with a call on Monday for regulators to say definitively whether there are problems — and put a stop to the controversy. … Continue reading

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