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Germany Eyes Clampdown on High-Frequency Trading

BERLIN (AP) — The German government plans to propose tighter regulation of computer-driven high-frequency trading on financial markets, a practise that has been blamed for undue spikes and drops in markets. Germany’s Finance Ministry said Tuesday a draft law will … 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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SEC No Match For High-Tech Traders

(By Stephen Foley and Arash Massoudi in New York) The Securities and Exchange Commission is hopelessly outgunned in resources and technical savvy by the computerised traders it regulates, a leading US senator has warned ahead of a hearing into recent stock … 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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Cisco Flexes Custom Silicon Muscle for High-Frequency Trading Crowd

Cisco’s Nexus 3000 line has been aimed at high-performance applications, but most of the attention in that market has gone to startup competitor Arista, which has had its 7100SX family on the market for almost a year and a half … Continue reading

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U.S. lawmaker calls for CFTC probe into high-speed oil trading

(Reuters) – A U.S. lawmaker on Wednesday asked futures regulators to probe the larger effects of high-speed trading in the oil markets after crude futures prices took a brief unexplained plunge earlier this week. Representative Edward Markey, a Democrat, asked the Commodity … Continue reading

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WRAPUP 2 – Rapid Plunge In Oil Futures Leaves Traders Guessing

* Oil drops $4 a barrel in a quick burst of selling * White House denies speculation about SPR release * CFTC “looking into” oil market rout By Joshua Schneyer and Alexandra Alper New York/Washington, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Four … Continue reading

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Could High Frequency Trading Lead To Our Own ‘Flash Crash’?

The dangers of massive high frequency trading are becoming increasingly clear in equity markets. Greg Medcraft, the chairman of corporate regulator ASIC, confirmed to a Federal parliamentary committee: “Regulators around the world are very concerned about the systemic risk on … Continue reading

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ECB’s Nowotny Calls For High-Frequency Trade Ban

(Reuters) – European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny called on Thursday for a regulatory ban on high-frequency trading, saying the technique of using computer algorithms to generate multiple high-speed trades had no practical value. A day after the European Commission … Continue reading

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