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‘Knightmare on Wall Street’ Author Speaking at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago

Edgar Perez, widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading, author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, and the forthcoming Knightmare … 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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Dark Pools Face Fire From Down Under

Tim Cave writes in the Financial News that the rapid growth of dark pools – anonymous share trading systems run by banks and market infrastructure providers – has come under fire from an Australian think tank, which claims the venues … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Traders Growing In Influence

Sandro Contenta of the Toronto Star writes this morning that high-frequency traders aren’t getting much respect these days. They’re the hedge funds and financial institutions trading big quantities on the TSX and other exchanges, literally at the blink of an … Continue reading

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High-Speed Trades Make Up Fifth of Canada Market

Today in Reuters Jennifer Kwan writes that high-frequency trading, using lightning-fast algorithms to turn profits, represents a fifth of all activity on the Toronto Stock Exchange and other Canadian trading systems, according to data released by regulators. Such trades, based … Continue reading

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CME Group Fights Commodity Traders Over Rule Change

Andrew Harris of Bloomberg BusinessWeek writes that CME Group Inc. (CME) attorneys told a U.S. judge that a lawsuit by Chicago Board of Trade traders and brokers seeking to preserve open-outcry price settlement belongs in a federal court, not a … Continue reading

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EBS To Change Way It Quotes Currencies on Trading System

This morning, Eva Szalay wrote that Electronic inter-dealer currencies-trading platform EBS plans to scrap the fifth decimal place on its currency quotes and introduce so-called half-pip pricing ahead of major changes to the system, people familiar with the matter told … Continue reading

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LME CEO: China Links Gave Hong Kong Exchanges the Edge

Andrea Hotter of the Wall Street Journal writes that price wasn’t the reason why the London Metal Exchange picked Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing as its preferred buyer, the LME’s chief executive said on Tuesday. Martin Abbott said the LME … Continue reading

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Wall Street Edges Up After Sell-Off; Europe in Focus

Chuck Mikolajczak of Reuters reports that stocks advanced modestly on Tuesday, with investors exercising caution as a Spanish bill auction met with falling demand ahead of a summit by EU leaders later in the week. Flagging optimism about the summit … Continue reading

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