Tag Archives: Commodities and Futures

Optiver looks beyond EU for growth

High-frequency trading firm Optiver made over half of its revenues from outside the EU for the first time in its history last year, as European regulators take a hardline stance towards high-speed trading. The Dutch group, one of the world’s largest HFT … Continue reading

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Regulator Criticizes Exchange Efforts on ‘Wash Trades’

A Commodity Futures Trading Commission official said Monday a new program by CME Group CME -0.65% aimed at preventing illegal trades on the futures exchange needs more scrutiny. The CFTC has been investigating whether high-frequency traders are routinely using so-called “wash trades” — where … Continue reading

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Regulator seeks inquiry of super-fast trading

Traders using super high-speed computers executed as many as 500 trades per second at the daily openings and closings of commodity markets during the past year, a federal regulator said Monday in a call for expanded examination of the trading … Continue reading

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Kaufman: HFT investigated by regulators, trading abuses evolve

Kaufman–I have raised the alarm in previous columns about high frequency trading and the threat it poses to fair, transparent markets. This week, I have some good news. Both here and around the world, regulators are beginning to develop ways … Continue reading

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Speedy Traders in Talks on Tie-Up

Two of the largest independent U.S. high-frequency-trading firms are in early merger discussions, as a downturn in trading opportunities has spurred cutbacks and tie-up talks among rivals. RGM Advisors LLC and Allston Trading LLC have discussed a deal that would … Continue reading

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