Tag Archives: Canada

RBC: offers explanation for apparent decline in high-frequency trading

According to financialpost.com: RBC Capital Markets is offering a simple explanation for why data released last week by the The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada appears to suggest high-frequency trading is in decline: Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). In a … Continue reading

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High-frequency trading activity in Canada appears to have declined: IIROC

According to theprovince.com, High-frequency trading activity in Canada appears to have declined since regulators began studying the lightning-fast trading strategies a couple of years ago. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada released interim results Thursday of a large-scale study … Continue reading

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Royal Bank of Canada Gains Customers by Shunning High-Frequency Trading

Many top Wall Street firms have thrived by using high-frequency and dark-pool trading. But Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has built its customer bank by shunning those practices, The New York Times reports. On dark-pool markets, banks execute customer orders … Continue reading

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LEADING MARKET PARTICIPANTS JOIN TO FORM NEW CANADIAN STOCK EXCHANGE

Aequitas seeks broad support to build innovative and cost-efficient exchange that levels the playing field for all market participants A marketplace that protects investors against predatory and opportunistic trading strategies, and where all Canadian-listed securities can be traded. A senior … Continue reading

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Bay Street firms pitch TSX rival exchange

Canada’s biggest bank is joining with other major financial players to create a new stock exchange that the creators say will keep costs low and discourage computerized high-frequency trading, which some say is sapping confidence in market fairness. Royal Bank, … Continue reading

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Market Structure, Broker Conflicts Do More Harm Than HFT

When Pragma, Securities an expert firm specializing in trading, published itsreport showing how high frequency trading (HFT) hurts investors I had expected to see some significant impact, or at least widespread discussion. Instead it appears to have sunk with little more … Continue reading

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Alarms sounded over high frequency trading

According to Australian Mining’s  Cole Latimer, fears over the affects of high frequency trading on miners have now surfaced in Australia. OZ Minerals chief Terry Burgess had raised concerns that the practice may be behind the company’s falling share price, according to the … Continue reading

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