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The unnatural communicator

Financial Times reported that, a few days before Don Wilson’s interview with the Financial Times, the head of DRW Trading, one of the biggest proprietary trading firms in Chicago, appeared on a panel to talk about high-frequency trading. Read more Advertisements

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A Financial Transaction Tax Could Weed Out All The Pointless Trading

According to Business Insiders, their argument  against a tax boils down to the claim that a fee of 0.25% on each trade (which is the amount a bill going through the Senate would levy) would depress stock prices 10%, which … Continue reading

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Bloomberg View: Greece’s Least Bad Option; Trading, and Regulating, at Light Speed

According to Business Week, there’s a school of thought that Greece is destined for so much financial pain that it would be better off outside the euro system. The secessionists’ reasoning goes like this: Suppose Greece somehow resolves its short-term … Continue reading

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New levy by the federal government risks pushing traders into the shadows

WA Today reported that, a decision by the federal government to slug the stockbroking industry with a $22.8 million cost recovery levy for the industry’s supervision, effective from January 1, could push the risks of share trading into more opaque and … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Follies

Forbes reported that, a dark vulture hovers over markets, ready to swoop down and cause major damage to your portfolio. I’m speaking of high-frequency trading, or HFT, as it’s called. Dozens of firms, made up of scientists, information technology ­developers and … Continue reading

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High frequency trading doubles in Nordic markets

According to Wall Street Journal, high-frequency traders are continuing to build their presence on European stock markets with new data from Nasdaq OMX NDAQ +0.21% revealing that the firms doubled their trading activity on the operator’s Nordic markets during 2011. Read more

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Blue Trading Systems to Embed Informatica for Ultra Low-Latency Messaging

HighFrequencyTraders reported that, Informatica Corporation, the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software, today announced an OEM agreement with options trading software provider, Blue Trading Systems (BTS). Under the agreement, BTS will make Informatica Ultra Messaging software the low-latency … Continue reading

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ConvergEx Group Rolls Out Algorithmic Access to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea

According to HighFrequencyTraders, convergEx Group, a leading technology company, today announced that it has added algorithmic access to new markets in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea. Read more

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Will high-frequency bet pay off for SGX?

According to The Asset, the Singapore Exchange (SGX), which was one of the first exchanges in Asia to go public (it listed in 2000), has been under pressure to broaden its revenue stream as it struggles to overcome a weakening … Continue reading

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Protect HFT cheetahs from regulatory poachers

Financial Times reported that, in June, Bart Chilton, a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, compared high-frequency trading to cheetahs. His metaphor is compelling: cheetahs are the fastest four-legged animal. The “market cheetahs”, he explained, are trying to hunt down micro dollars … Continue reading

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