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Michael Lewis is wrong, says Knightmare on Wall Street’s Edgar Perez: Markets are not any more ‘RIGGED’ than before

According to Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, stock markets are not any more ‘rigged’ than at the beginning of financial trading. He sustains … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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ASX chief Elmer Funke Kupper calls for curbs on high-speed trading

REGULATORS should strive to make it unprofitable for high-frequency traders to front-run markets, says Australian Securities Exchange chief executive Elmer Funke Kupper. His approach contrasts with the more freewheeling model in the US. “We want to continue to tighten the … Continue reading

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Searching for a Speed Limit in High-Frequency Trading

CHATHAM, NEW JERSEY: Ticker tape- it’s an enduring image of Wall Street. The paper is gone but the digital tape runs on, across computer and television screens. Those stock quotations scurrying by are, for many, the pulse of American capitalism. … Continue reading

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