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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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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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Stop the high-frequency trader arms race

According to Financial Times’ Larry Harris, High-frequency traders (HFTs) are engaged in an arms race. To beat their competitors, each is spending increasingly large sums on expensive technologies to speed their trading. If actions are not taken to stop this … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Study Finds Impact on Trading Is Limited. Is that true?

As a U.K. government study said, 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. High-speed automated trading on exchanges and other venues may lead … Continue reading

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