Tag Archives: HFT

High-frequency flops

Recent flash crashes on the Indian and overseas bourses tend to indicate that technology-enabled speed-trading on the bourses, at times, is no boon. There are instances of exchanges annulling trades and in some cases not doing so, after investigation. While … Continue reading

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Exalt Targets High-Frequency trading

CAMPBELL, Calif. — Exalt Communications, Inc., the leading innovator of next-generation packet microwave backhaul systems, today announced Adaptive Latency Control, a breakthrough approach to slashing latency and minimizing network noise in financial trading networks supporting high frequency trading (HFT). This … Continue reading

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Market Structure, Broker Conflicts Do More Harm Than HFT

When Pragma, Securities an expert firm specializing in trading, published itsreport showing how high frequency trading (HFT) hurts investors I had expected to see some significant impact, or at least widespread discussion. Instead it appears to have sunk with little more … Continue reading

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Kaufman: HFT investigated by regulators, trading abuses evolve

Kaufman–I have raised the alarm in previous columns about high frequency trading and the threat it poses to fair, transparent markets. This week, I have some good news. Both here and around the world, regulators are beginning to develop ways … Continue reading

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The Morning Risk Report: Targeting Bad Actors

As any regulator or corporate officer will tell you, there’s nothing like a “perp walk” of an alleged white-collar criminal from abode to waiting police vehicle for sending a message about the personal cost of nefarious individual conduct. Regulators in … Continue reading

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OTC clearing presents HFT opportunity in Asia

Over-the-counter clearing to present greater access and profitability to high-frequency trading firms as electronic trading of OTC products gets under way in Asia The move to centrally clear over-the-counter derivatives could provide a boost to flagging high-frequency trading (HFT), according … Continue reading

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High-frequency trading systems – speed vs regulation

In their obsessive pursuit of high-value market advantage, stock traders are pushing IT to its limits – and the lawmakers don’t like it. New laws may aim to slow the systems down, but are regulators willing and able to acquire … Continue reading

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Australian Regulator Goes Light on Dark Pools – Recognizes HFT and Dark Liquidity as Part of Financial Landscape

The worldwide regulatory debate on high-frequency trading and the transparency associated with liquidity supply continues, this time in Australia as the Antipodean regulator ASIC has refined its proposed rules on dark liquidity and high-frequency trading (HFT), the details of which … Continue reading

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Oracle Java virtual machine putting the brakes on high frequency trading, says Azul CEO

As the technology arms race continues in high frequency trading (HFT), Oracle’s HotSpot Java virtual machine (JVM) is presenting a barrier to the development of ultra low-latency applications, according to Azul Systems’ CEO. High frequency trades are conducted using computer … Continue reading

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Hft Update: Citi Fights High-Frequency Trading — with HFT

Liz Tay from Business Insider reports that Investment banks are driving down the volume of high-frequency trades on US stock exchanges with defensive, high-speed algorithms of their own, a Citigroup executive has claimed. Stephen Shore of the Australian Financial Review reports that … Continue reading

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