Tag Archives: The Wall Street Journal

Everbright Securities Falling by the Maximum Daily Limit when Shares Resume Trading

The Wall Street Journal reports that Everbright Securities fell by the maximum daily limit when its shares resumed trading Monday, triggering a broad-based selloff in brokerages after the authorities imposed unprecedentedly harsh penalties on the midsized broker for a recent … Continue reading

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The Wall Street Journal: Deutsche Börse’s News Service for Traders Draws Scrutiny of Investigators

Brody Mullins and Scott Patterson report for The Wall Street Journal that several times a month, the Labor Department invites news reporters to a sealed room for an early look at soon-to-be-released reports such as the unemployment rate. One organization … 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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Government Drops Insider Trading Probe Of Media Companies, Baffling Investors

According to the Huffington Post’s Eleazar David Melendez, The dismissal of an investigation into major media companies suspected of giving clients a sneak peek at crucial data drew great surprise on Wall Street, where traders make their living profiting from blips of information … Continue reading

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‘Knightmare on Wall Street’ Author Speaking at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago

Edgar Perez, widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading, author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, and the forthcoming Knightmare … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trader Blows Whistle on Exchanges; Goldman’s New CFO Has Big Shoes to Fill: Roundup

Former Goldman Sachs and UBS trader Haim Bodek went to the SEC after he learned that exchanges were offering some high-frequency traders a way to get their trades processed ahead of ordinary investors, according to The Wall Street Journal. Goldman Sachs’ Chief Financial Officer David Viniar will … Continue reading

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ASX chief Elmer Funke Kupper calls for curbs on high-speed trading

REGULATORS should strive to make it unprofitable for high-frequency traders to front-run markets, says Australian Securities Exchange chief executive Elmer Funke Kupper. His approach contrasts with the more freewheeling model in the US. “We want to continue to tighten the … Continue reading

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Europe Edges Ahead Amid Prop Trading Muddle

Dan Barnes writes in the Financial News today that Investment banks have been cutting back on proprietary trading in Europe ever since the financial crisis struck four years ago. Branded casino banking, the use of a bank’s own capital to … Continue reading

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Thomson Reuters Develops a Psychological Edge

Michelle Price of Financial News reports that Thomson Reuters, the information giant, will this week launch a new trading tool that uses automated psychological analysis to gauge human emotion and sentiment in news and social media. The development highlights the … Continue reading

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Traders Sue CME Group Over New Settlement Rules

Jessica Dye of Reuters reported on Friday that CME Group Inc (CME.O) was sued by brokers and traders in a last-minute effort to halt new procedures to settle end-of-day prices for agricultural futures in its Chicago Board of Trade, which … Continue reading

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