Monthly Archives: August 2013

Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Knightmare on Wall Street‘s author, Edgar Perez, chastised U.S. regulators for their performance during NASDAQ’s “Flash Freeze”. Market participants appreciate visible leadership that goes beyond statements sent though press offices, he said. “Both individual and institutional investors would have felt … Continue reading

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Bob Greifeld, Nasdaq Chief, Defends Handling of Trading Halt

The New York Times report that the chief executive of the Nasdaq stock exchange, Robert Greifeld, on Friday shot back at criticism of how his exchange handled a three-hour halt in trading on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Greifeld said in an … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Glitch Prompts Two-hour Shutdown and Fears Over Stability

The Guardian reports that a glitch in the Nasdaq stock market resulted in an unprecedented shutdown of trading of over 2,000 major US stocks and options for more than two hours, creating confusion around the shares of the biggest companies … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Investigating Problem That Forced Trading Halt, No Answers Yet

Forbes’ Steve Schaefer reports a technical issue led the Nasdaq stock market to halt all trading in shares listed on its exchange, and request fellow exchanges do the same. The New York Stock Exchange acknowledged it had done so at … Continue reading

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Trading Halted in Nasdaq Securities like Facebook, Microsoft and Apple… Did the NASDAQ Guys Read Knightmare on Wall Street?

According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. stock exchanges on Thursday just halted trading in all securities listed on NASDAQ because of a technical issue, exchange officials said. NASDAQ announced the halt at 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday, and other exchanges … Continue reading

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While Infinium Starts Talks on Tie-up, Knight Founders Join Knightmare’s Book Launch Party

While Infinium Capital Management is in talks to acquire a strategic partner, as reported by Reuters, founders of Knight Capital will be in attendance today at the book launch party for Knightmare on Wall Street, Edgar Perez’s latest book about … Continue reading

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China’s Everbright Securities Says Trading System had Problem, Shares Suspended

Major brokerage Everbright Securities Co Ltd said in a filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange that its trading system encountered problems Friday morning, following a dramatic 5 percent spike in domestic stock indexes that many suspected was the byproduct of … 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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Open Source Code At Heart of Wall Street Programmer’s Bust

Programmers and Wall Street haters alike may join together to support a convicted computer programmer from Goldman Sachs after reading the full-throated defense he receives at Vanity Fair by noted financial journalist Michael Lewis. Lewis, the former Salomon Brothers banker known for breaking down … Continue reading

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Michael Lewis Talks Goldman Sachs, Totalitarianism, And High Frequency Trading In A Q&A With Vanity Fair

In this month’s issue of Vanity Fair, Michael Lewis wrote a compelling piece on Serge Aleynikov, the former Goldman Sachs computer programmer convicted of stealing the bank’s secret algorithms. Now there’s a Q&A with Lewis about the article on VF’s site. If you haven’t read the … Continue reading

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