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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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High-Frequency Trading Has Made Markets More Efficient — Larry Tabb

Scott Patterson of The Wall Street Journal writes that few developments in the financial markets in recent years have inspired as much debate—oftentimes rancorous—as the rise of high-frequency trading, the use of supercomputers by sophisticated trading outfits to jump rapidly … Continue reading

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Public Exchanges Duel With Newcomers Over Trade Transparency

It was reported yesterday in The New York Times by Nathaniel Popper that while most people trading stocks at home imagine their orders zipping from their brokers onto one of the nation’s stock exchanges, almost none of the trades go … Continue reading

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Dark Pools Face Fire From Down Under

Tim Cave writes in the Financial News that the rapid growth of dark pools – anonymous share trading systems run by banks and market infrastructure providers – has come under fire from an Australian think tank, which claims the venues … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Traders Growing In Influence

Sandro Contenta of the Toronto Star writes this morning that high-frequency traders aren’t getting much respect these days. They’re the hedge funds and financial institutions trading big quantities on the TSX and other exchanges, literally at the blink of an … Continue reading

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High-Speed Trades Make Up Fifth of Canada Market

Today in Reuters Jennifer Kwan writes that high-frequency trading, using lightning-fast algorithms to turn profits, represents a fifth of all activity on the Toronto Stock Exchange and other Canadian trading systems, according to data released by regulators. Such trades, based … Continue reading

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CME Group Fights Commodity Traders Over Rule Change

Andrew Harris of Bloomberg BusinessWeek writes that CME Group Inc. (CME) attorneys told a U.S. judge that a lawsuit by Chicago Board of Trade traders and brokers seeking to preserve open-outcry price settlement belongs in a federal court, not a … Continue reading

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US Regulators Examine ‘Wash Trades’

Carla Main of Bloomberg News reports that 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 knowledge of the matter. So-called wash … Continue reading

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