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High-Speed Traders Profit at Expense of Ordinary Investors, a Study by Chief Economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Andrei Kirilenko, Says

A top government economist has concluded that the high-frequency traders that have come to dominate the nation’s financial markets are taking significant profits from traditional investors. The chief economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Andrei Kirilenko, reports in a coming … Continue reading

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CFTC Working Group Tries to Define High Frequency Trading

The Technology Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission met on June 20 to discuss, among other matters, the proper definition for high frequency trading. They were there to hear from four working groups. The first of these – … Continue reading

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CFTC proposes derivative products for clearing under new rules

Dow Jones Newswires reports The Commodity Futures Trading Commission yesterday proposed derivative products that could be the first ones subject to the agency’s new regulatory system for derivatives. The CFTC proposed that certain credit default swaps and interest-rate swaps should … Continue reading

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Australia’s ASX to Launch Two New ‘Dark Pool’ Trading Services

Dow Jones Newswires – By Caroline Henshaw – June 19, 2012 Australia’s dominant exchange operator ASX Ltd. (ASX.AU) said Tuesday it plans to launch two new “dark pool” trading services next month as it seeks to capture business from the … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Definition Needed, CFTC’s O’Malia Says

Bloomberg News – By Silla Brush – June 19, 2012 High-frequency trading should be defined before the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission sets rules for what amounts to about half of the volume of futures markets, said Scott O’Malia, a … Continue reading

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Scott Patterson’s “Dark Pools” is a Must-Read for High Frequency Trading Knowledge

Few topics, if any, in the financial world are as polarizing as high frequency trading.  The Flash Crash of 2010 thrust this ultra-secret world of algorithmic trading into the spotlight and it has been a hotly debated topic ever since. … Continue reading

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Dark Pools Author, Scott Patterson, Provides His Insights on High-Frequency Trading in The Speed Traders by Edgar Perez

Scott Patterson, Author of Dark Pools and New York Times Best-Selling Book The Quants, and Reporter for The Wall Street Journal, featured in Edgar Perez’s The Speed Traders: An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming … Continue reading

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European Stocks Fall a Second Day; BSkyB, BT Group Slide

Bloomberg News – By Tom Stoukas – June 14, 2012 European stocks dropped for a second day as Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Spain and Cyprus, while Switzerland’s central bank said that Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) must increase its capital … Continue reading

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Wall Street Up, Trading Volatile Ahead Of Greek Vote

Reuters – By Ryan Vlastelica – June 14, 2012 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose in a volatile session on Thursday, with investors brushing off a weak read on the labor market as uncertainty ahead of elections in Greece continued to … Continue reading

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Citi To Expand Electronic Trading In Turkey

Financial Times – By Philip Stafford – June 13, 2012 Citigroup is to offer its full range of algorithms to customers in Turkey in a further sign that investors are turning their attention to the fast-growing country. The US broker … Continue reading

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