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Drones Sending Lasers Across the Ocean? Welcome to the Race to Trade at the Speed of Light

In the wild, speed is the difference between killing or being killed, feeding or going hungry. Now more than ever, this is true in the shadowy concrete jungles of the world’s financial markets. Those currently trading who aren’t high-frequency traders, … Continue reading

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Thomson Reuters Develops a Psychological Edge

Michelle Price of Financial News reports that Thomson Reuters, the information giant, will this week launch a new trading tool that uses automated psychological analysis to gauge human emotion and sentiment in news and social media. The development highlights the … Continue reading

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Traders Sue CME Group Over New Settlement Rules

Jessica Dye of Reuters reported on Friday that CME Group Inc (CME.O) was sued by brokers and traders in a last-minute effort to halt new procedures to settle end-of-day prices for agricultural futures in its Chicago Board of Trade, which … Continue reading

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US Regulators Examine ‘Wash Trades’

Carla Main of Bloomberg News reports that high-frequency trading firms are drawing scrutiny from U.S. regulators seeking evidence that they may be distorting market prices by conducting transactions with themselves, said two people with knowledge of the matter. So-called wash … Continue reading

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Top Traders Lured to Growing Commodities Merchants

Reuters – June 22, 2012 LONDON – The landscape is changing for commodities merchants as global economic strength swings east, encouraging them to diversify into new products and increase scale while they also can skim the best traders off struggling … Continue reading

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Wash Trading by High-Frequency Firms Said to Face U.S. Scrutiny

Bloomberg News – By Joshua Gallu and Silla Brush – June 22, 2012 High-frequency trading firms are drawing scrutiny from U.S. regulators seeking evidence that they may be distorting market prices by conducting transactions with themselves, said two people with … Continue reading

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BlueMountain Said to Help Unwind JPMorgan’s Whale Trades

Bloomberg News – By Mary Childs, Stephanie Ruhle and Shannon D. Harrington – June 21, 2012 A hedge fund run by a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) executive who helped create the credit- derivatives market is aiding the lender … Continue reading

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Chinese Traders and Investors Gear up for Second High Frequency Trading Seminar in Shanghai

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Speaker at The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Shanghai: How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, August 1 (June 21, 2012 New York) Mr. … Continue reading

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BlackRock Discloses Doll’s Models Not All His Own

Reuters – By Jessica Toonkel – June 21, 2012 (Reuters) – In January, BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) made a significant, but easy-to-miss change in the fund literature for three of its mutual funds. In previous prospectuses, the New York-based firm said … Continue reading

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CFTC Panel Urges Broad Definition of High-Frequency Trading

Bloomberg News – By Silla Brush – June 21, 2012 U.S. financial regulators should adopt a broad definition of high-frequency trading to prevent “regulatory arbitrage,” according to an advisory committee to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. “It is important to … Continue reading

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