Tag Archives: FOREX

Thomson Reuters and GFI to Launch Chinese Money Broker

Farah Khalique of the Financial News writes that the international news and data provider Thomson Reuters and interdealer-broker GFI have teamed up with China’s State Development and Investment Corporation Trust to launch a voice and electronic brokerage for the country’s … Continue reading

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Icap Fights to Save its Currency Franchise

Today in the Financial News, Tom Osborn writes that it wasn’t just the economic gloom, or the unrelenting rain that prompted Icap chief executive Michael Spencer to call trading conditions in the past three months the most challenging of his … Continue reading

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Retail Forex Platform OANDA Hit By Security Breach

Eva Szalay of The Wall Street Journal reports that some accounts on retail currency trading platform OANDA were hacked into last week, with approximately 0.2% of clients affected, according to an email sent to clients and seen by Dow Jones … Continue reading

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Scott Patterson’s “Dark Pools” is a Must-Read for High Frequency Trading Knowledge

Few topics, if any, in the financial world are as polarizing as high frequency trading.  The Flash Crash of 2010 thrust this ultra-secret world of algorithmic trading into the spotlight and it has been a hotly debated topic ever since. … Continue reading

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Dark Pools Author, Scott Patterson, Provides His Insights on High-Frequency Trading in The Speed Traders by Edgar Perez

Scott Patterson, Author of Dark Pools and New York Times Best-Selling Book The Quants, and Reporter for The Wall Street Journal, featured in Edgar Perez’s The Speed Traders: An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming … Continue reading

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European Stocks Fall a Second Day; BSkyB, BT Group Slide

Bloomberg News – By Tom Stoukas – June 14, 2012 European stocks dropped for a second day as Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Spain and Cyprus, while Switzerland’s central bank said that Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) must increase its capital … Continue reading

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Wall Street Up, Trading Volatile Ahead Of Greek Vote

Reuters – By Ryan Vlastelica – June 14, 2012 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose in a volatile session on Thursday, with investors brushing off a weak read on the labor market as uncertainty ahead of elections in Greece continued to … Continue reading

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Citi To Expand Electronic Trading In Turkey

Financial Times – By Philip Stafford – June 13, 2012 Citigroup is to offer its full range of algorithms to customers in Turkey in a further sign that investors are turning their attention to the fast-growing country. The US broker … Continue reading

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U.S. Stocks Increase As Data Spur Speculation On Fed

Bloomberg News – By Inyoung Hwang – June 14, 2012 U.S. stocks rose as reports on inflation and jobless claims bolstered speculation the Federal Reserve will act to spur growth and investors awaited an election in Greece this weekend. The … Continue reading

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Getco Cuts Staff With Trading Volumes Thin

Financial Times – By Arash Massoudi – June 14, 2012 Getco, the electronic trading and market-making firm, has cut almost 10 per cent of its work force. The dismissals, which were disclosed on Wednesday and took place last week, signify … Continue reading

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