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An Interview with Mike Bellafiore as a Preview of the High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011

Less than a week before the High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011, Ultra High-Frequency Trading talks to Mike Bellafiore, co-founder of SMB Capital. He shares his thoughts on the future of high-frequency trading and the Forum. Mr. Bellafiore will be one … Continue reading

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Why Market Microstructure Matters in High-Frequency Trading

Market microstructure deals with the trading of financial assets and the evolution of asset prices by taking into account of transaction costs, incomplete information, and heterogeneous expectations. The study of market microstructure requires transaction level data (intraday) that allows examination … Continue reading

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The Best Places in the World for Ultra High-Frequency Trading

The best places for ultra high-frequency trading might be an empty lot in Uzbekistan or a barge anchored miles off Chile’s southern coast. A new analysis, to be discussed at High-Frequency Trading Experts Workshop 2010 (http://www.HFTExpertsWorkshop.com), organized by Golden Networking … Continue reading

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Kauffman Declares ETFs Riskier to Markets Than High-Frequency Trading

Exchange-traded funds, not high- frequency trading, pose the greatest danger to stock-market stability and may trigger more disruptions like the May 6 selloff, according to the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City. High-Frequency Trading Experts Workshop 2010 (http://www.HFTExpertsWorkshop.com), “Practical Implementation of … Continue reading

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Bans “Naked Access” to Traders

In an attempt to prevent an electronic trading error from happening in the future, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finally voted in favor of banning “naked access” to traders. Why this is relevant to high-frequency traders will be explained … Continue reading

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What It Takes to Get into High-Frequency Trading, Not Much, says Lakeview’s Peter van Kleef

Not much is required to get into high-frequency trading these days, according to Peter van Kleef, Chief Executive Officer of Lakeview Arbitrage, in an interview published by FX Trader Magazine. Mr. van Kleef will be leading High-Frequency Trading Experts Workshop … Continue reading

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EU Commission Love-Hate Relationship with High-Frequency Trading

High-frequency trading of stocks requires more regulation given the risks it poses, Michel Barnier, the commissioner for internal markets and services at the European Commission, said on Tuesday, adding he will work with U.S. regulators to craft new rules. How … Continue reading

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Why U.S. asks to Seal Courtroom to Guard Goldman Sachs’ Secrets?

Prosecutors asked a federal judge to seal the courtroom for part of the upcoming criminal trial of a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc computer programmer, an effort to protect the secrecy of the bank’s high-frequency trading platform. Why is this … Continue reading

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Is High-Frequency Trading Really Fast, Loose, and Out of Control as Newsweek Says?

Newsweek says “High-frequency traders, who on the whole have maintained a low profile, say that because their frenzied trading provides liquidity, they help markets run smoother, improving the environment for all investors. But combine the speed at which they operate, … Continue reading

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Why Warren Buffett Thinks Flash Crash Didn’t Raise Any Fundamental Questions About the Markets

Legendary investor Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, didn’t seem particularly concerned about the Flash Crash on May 6th. Why this is relevant for high-frequency traders will be debated at High-Frequency Trading Experts Workshop 2010 (http://www.HFTExpertsWorkshop.com), “Practical Implementation of High-Frequency … Continue reading

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