Category Archives: Food for Thought

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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“Kill Switch” Proposal Gaining Strength as Trading Firms, Exchanges and Investors Meet with SEC Officials

The SEC Market Trading Technology Roundtable, which took place in Washington, has already generated a very rare joint letter by the major stock exchanges that proposes creating a “kill switch” in an effort to control runaway algorithms, among other issues. … Continue reading

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Algo Growth Among Factors Altering Commodity Business Practices, SunGard Says

The AutomatedTrader reported that a London based technology services group SunGard said it had identified 10 trends that are changing the nature of commodities trading as a host of fundamental shifts and other factors such as increased algorithmic trading push … Continue reading

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Views From the Top: Discussing Changes to the World of Trading

Earlier this week, the Financial News reported that the world of trading is under attack on several fronts, as a slew of new rules from Dodd-Frank in the US and the international Basel III capital rules, to the European market … Continue reading

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Introducing the First High Frequency Trading Seminar in Mexico, The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Mexico City

The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Mexico City, Mexico: How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, with author Mr. Edgar Perez, July 27 (June 19, 2012, New York)  The future of high-frequency … Continue reading

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Government Ignoring High Frequency Arms Race; ‘Scandal’ In the Making

The Wall Street Journal – By Geoffrey Rogow and Jacob Bunge – June 19, 2012 Private and government organizations that release market-moving data must decide whether they want to embrace the algorithmic trading industry or spend heavily to keep it … Continue reading

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The Speed Traders: A Worthwhile Read

The Speed Traders, by Edgar Perez, is an enlightening work on high frequency trading.  Although there are many high frequency trading books available on the market today, The Speed Traders is distinctive in that it does not stray from its … Continue reading

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Scott Patterson’s “Dark Pools” is a Must-Read for High Frequency Trading Knowledge

Few topics, if any, in the financial world are as polarizing as high frequency trading.  The Flash Crash of 2010 thrust this ultra-secret world of algorithmic trading into the spotlight and it has been a hotly debated topic ever since. … Continue reading

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Investors to Discuss HFT Position in China at High Frequency Trading Happy Hour

Initially Reported by Los Angeles Times, High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour, (http://www.HFTHappyHour.com), Evenings of Networking and Cocktails around the Globe (June 7, 2012, New York) More than two years ago, Los Angeles Times uncovered the lid on High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour … Continue reading

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China Won’t Be Shanghaied by HFT

March 21, 2012 – By Jill Wong (The Trade News) -The Shanghai Stock Exchange’s clampdown on high frequency trading is intended to deter speculation, and not to keep out professional trading firms with a genuine interest in capturing the Chinese … Continue reading

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