Category Archives: CFTC

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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High-Speed Traders Profit at Expense of Ordinary Investors, a Study by Chief Economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Andrei Kirilenko, Says

A top government economist has concluded that the high-frequency traders that have come to dominate the nation’s financial markets are taking significant profits from traditional investors. The chief economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Andrei Kirilenko, reports in a coming … Continue reading

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Deciphering Chaos with Commissioner Bart Chilton at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago

A who’s who in the industry gathered on Tuesday, October 9, at High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago, How Knight Capital’s ‘Knightmare on Wall Street’ Could Transform the Regulatory Landscape and Impact Investors, Speed Traders and Brokers”, unique conference … Continue reading

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The Future of Speed Trading at World’s Most Influential High-Frequency Trading Conference

High-frequency trading is fundamentally based on how market participants (for this discussion I’m talking about stock markets) place their orders to buy and sell shares and how HFT players act on those orders. For every stock that’s traded there is always … Continue reading

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Speed Trading Who’s Who at High Frequency Trading Debate Tomorrow October 9 in Chicago

A who’s who in the industry is gathering tomorrow Tuesday at High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago, How Knight Capital’s ‘Knightmare on Wall Street’ Could Transform the Regulatory Landscape and Impact Investors, Speed Traders and Brokers”, conference that will … Continue reading

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‘Knightmare on Wall Street’ Author Speaking at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago

Edgar Perez, widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading, author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, and the forthcoming Knightmare … Continue reading

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Electronic Trading Accidents Can Help Improve Big Data Management

From the report of Derek Klobucher (Forbes), more than a quarter of market participants find its current structure “very weak,” according to a recent TABB Group poll, which indicates that all-too-frequent computerized trading goofs are eroding market confidence. Last month’s Knight Capital tech tragedy killed … Continue reading

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Commissioner Bart Chilton, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Returning to World’s Most Influential High Frequency Trading Conference

Commissioner Bart Chilton, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will return this fall to Golden Networking’s High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012, “How Traders, Brokers, Exchanges and Dark Pools Navigate the Most Challenging Regulatory Landscape”. This conference will provide attendees in New … Continue reading

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Foreign Regulators Take Lead On High-Frequency Trading

Regulators overseas have proposed the stiffest rules yet aimed at curbing manipulative high-frequency trading, while U.S. regulators are still in the talking stages. Last month, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission issued a proposal that would require trading algorithms to be tested and … Continue reading

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Leading Fund Managers Calling for Greater Regulation to Crack down on High Frequency Trading

Leading fund managers are calling for greater regulation of high frequency trading which they warn is resulting in market manipulation and insider trading at the expense of retail shareholders. Perpetual Investments said yesterday it would join Schroders Australia and Antares … Continue reading

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