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Deciphering Chaos with Commissioner Bart Chilton at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago

A who’s who in the industry gathered on Tuesday, October 9, at High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago, How Knight Capital’s ‘Knightmare on Wall Street’ Could Transform the Regulatory Landscape and Impact Investors, Speed Traders and Brokers”, unique conference … Continue reading

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Speed Trading Who’s Who at High Frequency Trading Debate Tomorrow October 9 in Chicago

A who’s who in the industry is gathering tomorrow Tuesday at High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago, How Knight Capital’s ‘Knightmare on Wall Street’ Could Transform the Regulatory Landscape and Impact Investors, Speed Traders and Brokers”, conference that will … Continue reading

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Russian Exchange Courts High-Frequency Flow With Care

As with many emerging market exchanges, the Moscow Exchange is exploring a range of avenues for increasing participation in its secondary markets – including courting high-frequency trading firms.  The Moscow Exchange has seen significant growth in HFT originated volumes across … Continue reading

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Germany Is Expected to Act to Increase Limits on High-Speed Trades

Germany intends to be one of the first countries to try to put the brakes on high-frequency trading, the computer-driven force that has been rattling stock markets across the globe. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is expected to approve draft legislation on … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading: It’s Worse Than You Thought

High-frequency trading, which already has a sullied reputation, is even worse than the critics have charged, a new survey shows. The Federal Reserve of Chicago recently asked 30 firms associated with the industry — traders, exchanges, vendors and others — to evaluate … Continue reading

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Colocation: The Root of All High-Frequency Trading Evil?

By Geoffrey Rogow Trading firms, from Wall Street banks to high-frequency hedge funds and market makers, spend millions each year to place their trading models right on exchange servers. It’s a big revenue generator for both traders and the exchanges, … Continue reading

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Gaming the High Frequency Trading Programs (HFTs) for Fun

There has been much debate and controversy about the negative effects of high frequency trading programs (HFTs).  The arguments range from stealing market liquidity, price manipulation, and unnecessary volatility to being responsible for the flash crash.  While there are many negatives to … Continue reading

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Chicago Fed Study Blasts the Lid Off of High Frequency Trading

We hear all sorts of reasons the little guy won’t buy stocks these days but the below graph, courtesy of a Chicago Fed study, might explain a lot of it. The above chart shows an astounding percentage of market trades going … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading: Made-up and Real

Opinions on high-frequency trading still run the gamut. On one end of the spectrum we find individuals such as Mark Cuban, a successful Dallas-based businessman, who recently proclaimed that he is afraid of high-frequency traders. Mr. Cuban’s fears are based … Continue reading

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One Big Order, Thousands of Small Ones, Seen Behind Oil Tumble

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A single large sell order in the benchmark European Brent oil market, followed by an abrupt U-turn among high-frequency traders, may have caused one of the most abrupt price routs ever, brokers and analysts said on … Continue reading

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