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Meet the New Market Makers, Same as the Old Market Makers (‘Dark Pools’ Review)

As Mercenary Trader reported, Dark Pool is a fun, intelligent, beach weekend read. Apart from the obvious Wall Street / HFT focus, the book struck me as a cross between War Games, The Matrix, and Terminator: Rise of the Machines. … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Has Made Markets More Efficient — Larry Tabb

Scott Patterson of The Wall Street Journal writes that few developments in the financial markets in recent years have inspired as much debate—oftentimes rancorous—as the rise of high-frequency trading, the use of supercomputers by sophisticated trading outfits to jump rapidly … Continue reading

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Public Exchanges Duel With Newcomers Over Trade Transparency

It was reported yesterday in The New York Times by Nathaniel Popper that while most people trading stocks at home imagine their orders zipping from their brokers onto one of the nation’s stock exchanges, almost none of the trades go … Continue reading

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