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The Wall Street Journal: Deutsche Börse’s News Service for Traders Draws Scrutiny of Investigators

Brody Mullins and Scott Patterson report for The Wall Street Journal that several times a month, the Labor Department invites news reporters to a sealed room for an early look at soon-to-be-released reports such as the unemployment rate. One organization … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Eyes Opportunity as Fixed Income Slips Toward Electronic Trading

Julie Segal writes for Institutional Investor that Nasdaq, once known as the stock home for young technology companies, is making a bid to become a major player in the electronic trading of fixed-income securities. The move is a logical one … Continue reading

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Stocks Try to Regain Footing

U.S. stocks gyrated in skittish trading, as the market tried to regain its footing after a week of renewed angst over the Federal Reserve’s eventual wind-down of stimulus efforts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 21 points, or 0.1%, to … Continue reading

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Commissioner Bart Chilton, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Returning to World’s Most Influential High Frequency Trading Conference

Commissioner Bart Chilton, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will return this fall to Golden Networking’s High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012, “How Traders, Brokers, Exchanges and Dark Pools Navigate the Most Challenging Regulatory Landscape”. This conference will provide attendees in New … Continue reading

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Top Traders Lured to Growing Commodities Merchants

Reuters – June 22, 2012 LONDON – The landscape is changing for commodities merchants as global economic strength swings east, encouraging them to diversify into new products and increase scale while they also can skim the best traders off struggling … Continue reading

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Wash Trading by High-Frequency Firms Said to Face U.S. Scrutiny

Bloomberg News – By Joshua Gallu and Silla Brush – June 22, 2012 High-frequency trading firms are drawing scrutiny from U.S. regulators seeking evidence that they may be distorting market prices by conducting transactions with themselves, said two people with … Continue reading

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BlueMountain Said to Help Unwind JPMorgan’s Whale Trades

Bloomberg News – By Mary Childs, Stephanie Ruhle and Shannon D. Harrington – June 21, 2012 A hedge fund run by a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) executive who helped create the credit- derivatives market is aiding the lender … Continue reading

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Chinese Traders and Investors Gear up for Second High Frequency Trading Seminar in Shanghai

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Speaker at The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Shanghai: How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, August 1 (June 21, 2012 New York) Mr. … Continue reading

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BlackRock Discloses Doll’s Models Not All His Own

Reuters – By Jessica Toonkel – June 21, 2012 (Reuters) – In January, BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) made a significant, but easy-to-miss change in the fund literature for three of its mutual funds. In previous prospectuses, the New York-based firm said … Continue reading

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CFTC Panel Urges Broad Definition of High-Frequency Trading

Bloomberg News – By Silla Brush – June 21, 2012 U.S. financial regulators should adopt a broad definition of high-frequency trading to prevent “regulatory arbitrage,” according to an advisory committee to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. “It is important to … Continue reading

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