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When Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Stumble, High-Frequency Trading Steals Spotlight

Today Goldman Sachs reported profit of $1.05 billion, a weak showing that reflected the firm’s costly move to reduce risk and cut back trading activities. As reported by The New York Times, the second-quarter profit of $1.85 a share fell … Continue reading

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American and European Regulators See Risks in High-Frequency Trading, but Lack Answers

As reported by Global Investor’s Boyd Erman, global securities regulators don’t know what to think about high-frequency traders as a debate rages about whether they are harmful to markets, but watchdogs are clearly concerned that HFTs may be tilting markets. … Continue reading

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CFTC’s Bart Chilton, to Speak at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum, Says ‘Cheetah’ Traders Must Register for Business

As reported by Bloomberg’s Silla Brush, U.S. regulators should require that high-frequency and algorithmic traders register with authorities before they enter financial markets, said Bart Chilton, member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The traders, which Chilton calls “cheetahs”, should be … Continue reading

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Ultra High-Frequency Trading Needs Curbs -Global Regulators

As reported by Reuters’ Huw Jones, leaders of the world’s top 20 economies (G20) asked the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to study how high frequency trading (HFT) and other computer assisted trading developments posed risks to the broader … Continue reading

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Haldane Says Regulators Should Examine Risks from High-Frequency Trading

As reported by SF Gate, Andrew Haldane, the Bank of England’s Executive Director for Financial Stability, said regulators should address stability risks posed by technological advances to speed up financial-market trading. “This rapidly changing topology of trading raises some big … Continue reading

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Forex: High Speed Trading is Good for You

As reported by the WSJ’s Eva Szalay: So what’s the difference between a nerd and a geek? Apparently quite a bit for some people. But whatever you want to call them–be it nerds, geeks, pointy-heads, boffins or plain old rocket … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading ‘Nerds’ Shake Up Forex Market

As reported by WSJ’s Eva Szalay, super high-speed trading firms are changing the way the foreign-exchange market operates, posing new challenges for traditional market-making banks and denting some egos in the process. These firms of “nerds,” which can place up … Continue reading

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The Impact of America Ceding Capitalism’s Bastion, New York Stock Exchange, to German Deutsche Boerse on High-Frequency Trading

As reported by Bloomberg’s  Bob Ivry, Whitney Kisling and Max Abelson, the 219-year-old symbol of American capitalism, now called NYSE Euronext, is about to complete a $9.42 billion merger with Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1) that will give the Frankfurt-based firm 60 percent … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Under Scrutiny From Iosco

As reported by Finextra, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (Iosco) has flagged improvements in market surveillance as a critical element in a new consultation aimed at developing recommendations to mitigate the risks posed to the financial system by the … Continue reading

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CME Group Study Says High-Frequency Traders Mute Price Swings

As reported by NASDAQ’s Jacob Bunge, a senior executive of CME Group Inc. (CME) said Tuesday that a lengthy study of the futures exchange company’s markets showed no evidence that high-frequency traders drive up volatility or increase costs for investors. An evaluation … Continue reading

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