Tag Archives: ETF

Investors Unlikely to Beat Computers in New Era of Trading

Mark Hulbert from WSJ observes that it has always been difficult for investors to consistently beat index funds. It has been nearly impossible lately. And there’s a double whammy: The small number of advisers who outperform the market rarely can … Continue reading

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Is High-Frequency Trading Bringing an End to Days of ‘Stock Picking’

As reported by TheMotleyFool’s Becca Lipman, the correlation between the S&P 500’s performance with that of its individual stocks has never been higher — it currently stands at 0.73. This correlation, which is measured on a scale from -1 to … Continue reading

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Weapons of Mass Destruction Have Been Found (On Wall Street!)

In a piece for TheStreet.com, Doug Kass writes about the newest (financial) weapons of mass destruction: high-frequency traders. Kass says: Over the course of financial history, the U.S. stock market has served as a conduit and repository for investors and … 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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Jim Cramer: Repelling High-Frequency Fire

As reported by The Street’s Jim Cramer, you can’t stop the high-frequency traders, those who flit in and out stocks millions of times a day. You can’t end the madness of machines playing with machines, driving stocks down or up with … Continue reading

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CME Slams Limit Up/Limit Down Plan

As reported by Traders Magazine’s Peter Chapman, CME Group says a proposed limit up/limit down plan for stocks and exchange-traded products is bad market structure. The operator of four futures exchanges told the Securities and Exchange Commission in a letter last … Continue reading

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Brokers See Challenges Ahead To Meet Sponsored Access Mandates

As reported by Traders Magazine’s Peter Chapman, the industry got some needed breathing room. The Securities and Exchange Commission decided in late June to postpone compliance with a cornerstone of its sponsored-access rule for four months. That gives broker-dealers time to figure … Continue reading

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