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High Frequency Traders Make The Markets Much More Liquid, Transparent, And Fair

Several years ago, when ‘high frequency’ trading first captured the imagination of the commentariat, I was on a radio show panel on which the health of the stock market was discussed. One participant, a fairly well known columnist for a … Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific Asset Managers Concerned About High-Frequency Trading

The impacts of high-frequency trading (HFT) on the equities market is a concern for more than half of traders at asset management firms in Australia and across Asia, according to a survey released by Liquidnet, the global institutional marketplace. Globally, … Continue reading

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Robin Hood Tax: Proposed European Financial Transaction Tax Aimed at High-Frequency Traders

As The Guardian’s Max Lawson’s asks, what connects hunger in Africa, people dying for want of medicines or health care and fast-paced global capitalism? A small tax on financial transactions. A new report about computer-driven high frequency trading (HFT), compiled … Continue reading

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New Revenues Will Help NYSE Navigate Choppy Trading Environment

As reported by Forbes’ Trefis Team, NYSE Euronext reported a 12% decline in revenues and a 16% decline in net income in Q2 compared to the same period last year. Lower trading volumes in derivatives as well as cash equities caused revenues to … Continue reading

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A Flash ‘Surge’ In the VIX? Not so Fast

As reported by ETF Trends’s Paul Weisbruch, the equity markets suffered further losses Monday after feeling under enormous selling pressure late last week, capitulating at one point during Friday’s session when the S&P 500 Index traded as low as 1168.09. … Continue reading

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Not Another Flash-Crash…Yet: Trader

As reported by MarketWatch, so far there is no sign of a “flash-crash” like the one that rattled the markets worldwide more than one year ago on May 6, 2010. At least that’s the view of Joe Saluzzi, co-head of equity trading for … Continue reading

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New High-Frequency Trading Lobbying Group for Europe

The Futures Industry Association has announced the creation of a new European lobbying group for high frequency traders. The FIA European Principal Traders Association will comprise 15 of the largest trading firms that use their own money to trade in markets … Continue reading

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