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Russian Exchange Courts High-Frequency Flow With Care

As with many emerging market exchanges, the Moscow Exchange is exploring a range of avenues for increasing participation in its secondary markets – including courting high-frequency trading firms.  The Moscow Exchange has seen significant growth in HFT originated volumes across … Continue reading

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Germany Is Expected to Act to Increase Limits on High-Speed Trades

Germany intends to be one of the first countries to try to put the brakes on high-frequency trading, the computer-driven force that has been rattling stock markets across the globe. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is expected to approve draft legislation on … Continue reading

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EU Lawmakers Seek High-Frequency Trade Curbs in Markets Law

Lawmakers backed tougher European Union curbs on high-frequency trading and limits on commodity speculation as part of a push to toughen the bloc’s financial market rulebook. European Parliament legislators, voting in Brussels today, also called for the European Securities and … Continue reading

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Taming the High-Speed Traders

High-frequency trading, which dominates the market in the United States, and has been associated with some high-profile problems in this country, is getting more oversight abroad, in places like Germany, Australia and Canada. As Nathaniel Popper of The New York Times puts it, … Continue reading

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Personal Finance: High-frequency trading keeps some people anxious

WASHINGTON — Some people have lost their taste for the stock market, with many concluding it’s more dangerous than they can tolerate for their kids’ college money or retirement savings. And they have reason to be anxious. At a Senate … Continue reading

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Are Average Investors Getting Bilked by Wall Street Supercomputers?

As long as there has been a Wall Street, there have been those seeking to skim a little (or a lot) off the top of the vast wealth changing hands in the markets each day. Though capital markets in America … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading: It’s Worse Than You Thought

High-frequency trading, which already has a sullied reputation, is even worse than the critics have charged, a new survey shows. The Federal Reserve of Chicago recently asked 30 firms associated with the industry — traders, exchanges, vendors and others — to evaluate … Continue reading

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Colocation: The Root of All High-Frequency Trading Evil?

By Geoffrey Rogow Trading firms, from Wall Street banks to high-frequency hedge funds and market makers, spend millions each year to place their trading models right on exchange servers. It’s a big revenue generator for both traders and the exchanges, … Continue reading

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Germany Eyes Clampdown on High-Frequency Trading

BERLIN (AP) — The German government plans to propose tighter regulation of computer-driven high-frequency trading on financial markets, a practise that has been blamed for undue spikes and drops in markets. Germany’s Finance Ministry said Tuesday a draft law will … Continue reading

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Gaming the High Frequency Trading Programs (HFTs) for Fun

There has been much debate and controversy about the negative effects of high frequency trading programs (HFTs).  The arguments range from stealing market liquidity, price manipulation, and unnecessary volatility to being responsible for the flash crash.  While there are many negatives to … Continue reading

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