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Hft Update: Citi Fights High-Frequency Trading — with HFT

Liz Tay from Business Insider reports that Investment banks are driving down the volume of high-frequency trades on US stock exchanges with defensive, high-speed algorithms of their own, a Citigroup executive has claimed. Stephen Shore of the Australian Financial Review reports that … Continue reading

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Financial Markets Are At Risk Of a ‘Big Data’ Crash

Maureen O’Hara from FT reports that regulators and investors are struggling to meet the challenges posed by high-frequency trading. This ultra-fast, computerised segment of finance now accounts for most trades. HFT also contributed to the “flash crash”, the sudden, vertiginous … Continue reading

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HFT Analysis: High Speed Trading a Stiff Challenge for SEC and CFTC Regulators

Christine Stebbins from Reuters reports that financial trading in world markets has grown so lightning-fast that effective regulation is growing tougher by the second, increasing the threat of crashes sparked by hoaxes, electronic glitches or yet-unknown causes. The latest alarm … Continue reading

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Quantopian Brings Algorithmic Trading To The Masses

According to Forbes’ Tomio Geron, High frequency trading has been scrutinized in recent years because of its links to financial scares like the Flash Crash. But the actual algorithms used to power much of high frequency trading are not well understood, … Continue reading

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For Some, High Frequency Trading Breeds Unfairness

The stock market is rigged to help the rich and powerful who have access to high frequency trading algorithms– and regulators are doing little to help individual investors. The only way to avoid this hazard is not to trade a … Continue reading

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German government to agree law on high-speed trading

Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition will on Monday decide on changes to a draft law to clamp down on ultra-fast trading on stock exchanges, which it sees as stoking excessive market turbulence. High-frequency traders use computer algorithms … Continue reading

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Has High Frequency Trading Ruined The Stock Market For The Rest Of Us?

According to San Francisco Chronicle’s Tim Parker, If you are an investor, high-frequency trading (HFT) is a part of your life even if you don’t know it. You have likely purchased shares offered by a computer or sold shares purchased and then instantly sold … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Has Made Markets More Efficient — Larry Tabb

Scott Patterson of The Wall Street Journal writes that few developments in the financial markets in recent years have inspired as much debate—oftentimes rancorous—as the rise of high-frequency trading, the use of supercomputers by sophisticated trading outfits to jump rapidly … Continue reading

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Public Exchanges Duel With Newcomers Over Trade Transparency

It was reported yesterday in The New York Times by Nathaniel Popper that while most people trading stocks at home imagine their orders zipping from their brokers onto one of the nation’s stock exchanges, almost none of the trades go … Continue reading

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Dark Pools Face Fire From Down Under

Tim Cave writes in the Financial News that the rapid growth of dark pools – anonymous share trading systems run by banks and market infrastructure providers – has come under fire from an Australian think tank, which claims the venues … Continue reading

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