U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Plans New Website to Publish Speed Traders Data and Research

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission plans to unveil a public website next week that will allow it to publish data, research and analysis using the type of robust market data exploited by high-frequency trading firms.

SEC Chairman Mary Jo White

The site will share some of the agency’s research into topics such as strategies that cancel a high-percentage of orders, which can give the appearance of false liquidity, SEC Chairman Mary Jo White said yesterday at a speech in Washington. It also will allow users to explore trading-activity patterns in “easy-to-read charts and graphs,” she said, according to prepared remarks for the Security Traders Association’s market structure conference.

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