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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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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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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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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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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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What High Frequency Trading Really Means for Retail Investors

The computer systems at Knight Capital (NYS: KCG) had apparently taken on a mind of their own, erratically trading massive volumes of 140 different stocks. For nearly 45 minutes, Knight’s systems blasted away, leading to $440 million in losses — or roughly $10 … Continue reading

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Jefferies Converts Knight Preferred, Boosting Shares Outstanding

Jefferies Group Inc. (KCG), the New York- based brokerage that helped arrange a $400 million bailout for Knight Capital Group Inc., has converted almost all of the preferred shares it acquired in the transaction to common stock. The conversion almost … Continue reading

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High Frequency Trading and the Future of Finance

From Youtube: When people think of the stock market, they think of Wall Street. But the world of finance is changing, and high-powered computers and high frequency trading methods are quickly taking on a larger role. Is this safe, and … Continue reading

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Restoring Profits and Confidence with Big Data

Citi announced upgrades for its equity options algorithms in the U.S. last week, letting traders choose how forcefully to seek liquidity. Aggressive settings incline the algorithm to cross the spread during a trade, while milder settings tend toward mid-market orders and … Continue reading

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