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Sell-Off Was Another ‘Flash Crash’: Barton Biggs

As reported by CNBC’s Katie Little, Barton Biggs, a managing director with Traxis Partners, dismissed Thursday’s sell-off as “another Wall Street flash crash panic” and said that, despite the recent spate of weak data, he still believes the U.S. economy could … Continue reading

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NYSE Euronext Opens Up Co-location Services

According to FT’s Philip Stafford, NYSE Euronext has opened up its key European data centre near London to allow third-party co-location service providers to conduct trades without passing through the exchanges operator’s network. The move, affecting its Basildon data centre, comes as … Continue reading

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Getco Europe Profits Continue to Slide

As reported by FT’s Philip Stafford, profits in the European division of Getco, the US-based high-frequency trading firm, fell for a second successive year in a sign of the challenges facing the group in difficult trading conditions. Getco Europe reported … Continue reading

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Mexico Derivatives Market Sees High-Frequency Currency Trading Soon

As reported by Wall Street Journal, Mexico’s derivatives market could see its first high-frequency trading of its dollar futures contract in coming months as the local market enters the second phase of its tie-up with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange with north-south … Continue reading

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Data Management Fuels Front/Middle Office Convergence

As reported by WatersTechnology, unprecedented change is pushing the front and middle offices closer together. Sybase’s Sinan Baskan examines the new rules of the road. Risk management systems have been commonly positioned as part of the middle-office operation because they … Continue reading

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NYSE Euronext Expands Asia Technology Business

As reported by Business Standard, NYSE Euronext, an equity exchange, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Metabit, a Tokyo-based provider of high performance and exchange traded market access products throughout Japan and Asia. Normally, trading on the order book … Continue reading

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EU Seen Imposing Standards to Avert Trading Glitches

As reported by Reuters, regulators will impose minimum technical standards on trading platforms after crashes have become more commonplace due to reliability being sacrificed for speed, a consultancy said on Wednesday. Frederic Ponzo, managing partner at GreySpark, which advises investment … Continue reading

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High-speed Changes to FX Trading

As reported by City A.M’s Craig Drake, “High-frequency trading (HFT) is a natural result of the technological developments we have seen over the last few decades,” says Pierre Lequeux, head of currency management at Aviva Investors. “In the 80s most … Continue reading

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How to Protect Your Investments From Mini-Flash Crashes

As reported by USA Today’s Matt Krantz: Q: I keep hearing about mini-flash crashes occurring. How can investors protect themselves from getting hurt? A: Fast electronic trading has been a boon for investors looking for quick and low-cost trading. But there’s an ugly downside … Continue reading

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SEC Weighs Approving System to Monitor High-Frequency Trading Activity

As reported by Bloomberg’s Jesse Hamilton, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it will decide July 26 whether to establish a system to watch the trading behavior of big market participants including high-frequency trading firms and hedge funds. The system, proposed … Continue reading

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