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Proposed European Transaction Tax Could Spell Doom for High-Frequency Traders

The High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 will be discussing the independent research that shows that high-frequency trading has a positive impact on global capital markets by increasing liquidity and reducing price volatility, findings that could allay some of the popular … Continue reading

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In Volatile Markets, Jaded Traders Ask “What, Another Crisis?”

As reported by Reuters, when Charles Berry started his career as a bonds trader in 1993, he used to draw “point and figure” charts on pieces of paper. He checked his old charts recently to remind himself how calm markets were … Continue reading

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Jim Cramer: Repelling High-Frequency Fire

As reported by The Street’s Jim Cramer, you can’t stop the high-frequency traders, those who flit in and out stocks millions of times a day. You can’t end the madness of machines playing with machines, driving stocks down or up with … Continue reading

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U.S. Yields Evoke Eisenhower Era as Growth Stalls

Treasury bond yields are plunging to levels seen in the 1950s on concern the two-year recovery in the world’s largest economy is stalling. Yields on benchmark 10-year U.S. notes are about 4.3 percentage points below the average over the past 49 … Continue reading

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