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New Market Data Model Promises to Boost Trading Performance

Advanced Trading reported that, since the birth of electronic trading, financial firms have valued the competitive advantage provided by technologies that quickly access trading venues and deliver key market data feeds. As the industry has evolved, technological advances have radically … Continue reading

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When a virtual conclusion is not quite enough

Financial Times reported that, Sir, Leo Melamed (“Protect HFT cheetahs from regulatory poachers”, January 4) writes that high-frequency traders – known as market cheetahs – provide a vital service and chides critics for wanting to cage them. Mr Melamed claims that … Continue reading

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Algorithmic trading in energy markets

According to Energy Risk, Algorithmic traders are now a significant presence in energy markets. Alexander Osipovich explores how they’re changing the game for human traders. They made their debut on the stock market, and gained notoriety after the ‘Flash Crash’ of … Continue reading

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Mellanox Claims World’s Lowest Latency Solution for High-Frequency Trading

According to HPC Wire, Mellanox’s messaging acceleration software (VMA 6.0) delivers record-breaking performance for socket-based applications, including those used in financial services, transactional databases and in-memory caching. Read more

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Doubts raised over trading research

Financial News reported that, Sellside and buyside trading executives said the influential working paper entitled The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets, published by the Government Office for Science in September, “lacked breadth and depth” and “displayed a lack of … Continue reading

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HFT’s Hong Kong subsidiary to launch its first RMB mutual fund

According to The Asset, HFT Investment Management Co., Ltd.’s fully-owned Hong Kong subsidiary, HFT HK, was granted approval by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to launch its first renminbi mutual fund, the HFT (HK) China RMB fixed income fund. … Continue reading

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Getco appoints key fixed-income trader as it expands its asset classes

According to Chicago Tribune, Getco, the influential high-frequency trading firm, has hired a fixed-income specialist from Barclays Capital for its European team as part of a continued push by the firm into new asset classes.  Read more

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New research warns HFT adds to volatility

According to Financial News,an influential European think-tank has released new research claiming that high-frequency trading adds to short-run volatility in financial markets, as the debate around the controversial activity intensifies amid greater regulatory scrutiny. Read more

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High-frequency oil trader fined for runaway trades

Reuters reported that, CME Group Inc (CME.O) fined a trader $50,000 for running a rapid-fire trading strategy that malfunctioned last year, sending thousands of erroneous orders to the New York Mercantile Exchange and sparking a $1 surge in oil prices. … Continue reading

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A logical home for HFT supervision

According to Financial Times, high-frequency trading is a relatively new phenomenon that is not well understood among policymakers and regulators and, as a result, no harmonised regulatory standards addressing HFT exist in Europe. In Brussels, particularly in the European parliament, … Continue reading

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