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How does society benefit from the High-Frequency Trading?

According to U.S. News, three and a half years have passed since the afternoon when the stock markets went into a trillion-dollar free fall and just as suddenly reversed course, recovering 80 percent of that loss. It all happened in … Continue reading

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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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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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ASIC Ditch Tougher High Frequency Trading Rules

The corporate watchdog is under pressure to ditch proposals to crackdown on high frequency trading (HFT) activity on the stock market, with the Australian Securities Exchange saying the measures would not boost market confidence. In a submission to the corporate … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett to HFT Critics: “It Doesn’t Make a Difference if You Own Stocks for a Long Period of Time”

Barron’s After announcing 2012 results on Friday, Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett made one of his regular stops on CNBC, speaking with Becky Quick about all manner of stock-market related issues. On high-frequency trading, and whether it hurts main street … Continue reading

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Al Gore, Sociologists, Address High-Frequency Trades

According to Wall Street Pit’s Eric Falkeinstein, Al Gore’s latest tome The Future warns us that: There are already several reckless practices that should be immediately stopped: the sale of deadly weapons to groups throughout the world; the use of … Continue reading

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China Merchants Securities extends algorithmic trading to customers using Progress® Apama® platform

Chinese investment bank offers customizable, low latency trading strategies to retail clients Offering to expand to institutional buy-side clients Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a global software company that simplifies and enables the development and deployment of business applications, announced today … 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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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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Personal Finance: High-frequency trading keeps some people anxious

WASHINGTON — Some people have lost their taste for the stock market, with many concluding it’s more dangerous than they can tolerate for their kids’ college money or retirement savings. And they have reason to be anxious. At a Senate … Continue reading

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