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How could the High-frequency Trades still be Profitable Facing EU Curbs Announced in Draft Deal?

According to Bloomberg, European Parliament lawmakers have reached a draft deal with national governments on high-frequency trading curbs as part of a push to toughen the bloc’s financial market rulebook, said the chief legislator working on the plans. “The negotiation team … Continue reading

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Knowledge@Wharton on High-speed Trading: Is It Time to Apply the Brakes?

How fast is high-frequency stock trading? In the time it takes to read this sentence, tens of thousands of high-speed, computer-automated transactions can occur. Winning traders edge out rivals by intervals measured in nanoseconds. Fans of the practice say that high-frequency … Continue reading

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CFTC Urges EU on Circuit Breakers to Curb the Risk of Flash Crashes

As reported by GFS News’ Nicola York, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has urged the EU to follow the US by putting circuit breakers in place in securities markets to curb the risk of flash crashes. CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton, … Continue reading

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Industry Players Eye EU Circuit Breakers to Curb Risk of Flash Crashes

As reported by GFS News’ Andrew Hickley, leading market players have thrown their weight behind proposals to introduce circuit breakers for high frequency trading exchanges in Europe. In a panel session at the International Derivatives Expo this week, Sjoerd Rietberg, … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Needs Tighter Control for Speed Traders, AMF’s Jouyet Says

Regulators may need to develop “circuit-breakers” that halt speed traders running high-frequency trading strategies like those that exacerbated a stock market plunge a year ago, said the head of France’s financial markets regulator. The measure, “rather like a pilot switching … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Needs Tighter Control, France’s Financial Markets Regulator Jouyet Says

According to Bloomberg’s Ben Martin, the head of France’s financial markets regulator said that regulators may need to develop “circuit-breakers” that halt high-frequency trading practices like those that exacerbated a stock market plunge a year ago. The measure, “rather like … Continue reading

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To Avert Extreme Volatility, S.E.C. Weighs Trading Limits

The New York Times’ Edward Wyatt reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday that it would consider limits on the amount by which a stock’s price can move in any five-minute period, a feature that would replace … Continue reading

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How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World

Golden Networking just announced it will host High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011, “How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World” (http://www.HFTLeadersForum.com), May 23, 24 & 25 in New York City. According to the organizers, High-Frequency Trading Leaders … Continue reading

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