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Tokyo Stock Exchange Taking Over Osaka, Creating Elite Exchange

As reported by Reuters, the Tokyo Stock Exchange will takeover its smaller rival in Osaka in 2013 to create the world’s third-biggest bourse with listed stocks worth $3.6 trillion, aiming to build scale to cope with a weak home market … Continue reading

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French Senate Cracks Down on High Frequency Trading

According to a report by Ulrika Lomas of Tax-News.com, the French Senate, with its left-wing majority, has approved plans to establish a tax on automated transactions in France, to curb the rapid rise in high frequency trading. Proposed by general … Continue reading

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High Frequency Traders not ‘Taking Advantage’ of other Investors, says GLC’s Theakston

For Stuart Theakston, Head of Quantitative Research and Automated Trading, GLC Ltd, of the biggest misconceptions are that high-frequency traders are some-how ‘taking advantage’ of other investors; this is entirely bogus, he says. “They are actually getting paid, in a … Continue reading

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What’s Behind the Curtain at High Frequency Trading Firms?

In an article for AdvancedTrading.com, Larry Tabb discusses the mystique of quants. Tabb questions whether the secrecy behind these firms is healthy for the markets and investors, or only beneficial to the quants themselves. Also, while all this secrecy has … Continue reading

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Latest Financial Tax Proposal Could Net Billions for EU, Cripple High Frequency Traders

According to a  press release by Futures Trading Academy, the latest pitch to all 27 Union members in Europe is aiming to generate over 50 billion pounds annually for the troubled European financial system.  The financial transaction tax (FTT) is … Continue reading

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NYSE Euronext Completes Acquisition of Metabit

In a press release printed by Market Watch from The Wall Street Journal, NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced Thursday the completion of its acquisition of Metabit, a leading Tokyo-based provider of high performance market access products with a trading community of … Continue reading

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Is High-Frequency Trading the Latest Signal of Economic Distress?

As Ted Kaufman writes for The Huffington Post, the record-setting volatility in U.S. stock markets over the past two weeks is a clear distress signal. Our historically free, fair and credible markets are in danger of losing the support of … Continue reading

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High Frequency Trading Creates Roller Coaster Ride

The stock market took a roller coaster ride last week, moving alternatively up and down by greater than 4% by the end of every day of trading. As reported by Travis Flenniken of the Times Free Press, many cite the … Continue reading

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Proposed European Transaction Tax Could Spell Doom for High-Frequency Traders

The High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 will be discussing the independent research that shows that high-frequency trading has a positive impact on global capital markets by increasing liquidity and reducing price volatility, findings that could allay some of the popular … Continue reading

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Thumbs Up for Limit Up/Limit Down

According to Trader Magazine’s Peter Chapman, the trading community likes the proposed limit up/limit down rule, but it still has quibbles. The response from traders has largely been positive. “The trading community did not like the individual circuit breakers,” said … Continue reading

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