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Democrats Tom Harkin and Peter DeFazio Pushing Taxes on Stock Transactions: Cure-All for High Frequency Trading?

According to FOX Business, fueled by momentum in Europe, some U.S. lawmakers are looking to introduce a tax on stock transactions in an effort to discourage computerized trading that tends to increase volatility in the markets. It’s a move Democrats … 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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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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Top Traders Lured to Growing Commodities Merchants

Reuters – June 22, 2012 LONDON – The landscape is changing for commodities merchants as global economic strength swings east, encouraging them to diversify into new products and increase scale while they also can skim the best traders off struggling … Continue reading

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Wash Trading by High-Frequency Firms Said to Face U.S. Scrutiny

Bloomberg News – By Joshua Gallu and Silla Brush – June 22, 2012 High-frequency trading firms are drawing scrutiny from U.S. regulators seeking evidence that they may be distorting market prices by conducting transactions with themselves, said two people with … Continue reading

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BlueMountain Said to Help Unwind JPMorgan’s Whale Trades

Bloomberg News – By Mary Childs, Stephanie Ruhle and Shannon D. Harrington – June 21, 2012 A hedge fund run by a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) executive who helped create the credit- derivatives market is aiding the lender … Continue reading

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Chinese Traders and Investors Gear up for Second High Frequency Trading Seminar in Shanghai

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Speaker at The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Shanghai: How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, August 1 (June 21, 2012 New York) Mr. … Continue reading

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BlackRock Discloses Doll’s Models Not All His Own

Reuters – By Jessica Toonkel – June 21, 2012 (Reuters) – In January, BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) made a significant, but easy-to-miss change in the fund literature for three of its mutual funds. In previous prospectuses, the New York-based firm said … Continue reading

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CFTC Panel Urges Broad Definition of High-Frequency Trading

Bloomberg News – By Silla Brush – June 21, 2012 U.S. financial regulators should adopt a broad definition of high-frequency trading to prevent “regulatory arbitrage,” according to an advisory committee to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. “It is important to … Continue reading

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SAC’s Cohen Said to Be Deposed in SEC Trading Probe

Bloomberg News – By Joshua Gallu and Saijel Kishan – June 21, 2012 Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire founder of hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors LP, is facing renewed scrutiny from U.S. regulators over whether he illegally bought and sold … Continue reading

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