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Why Putting a Speed Limit on the Stock Market?

According to The New York News, when Brad Katsuyama was running the U.S. trading desk for the Royal Bank of Canada, his clients would send in orders every day, but every day, when Katsuyama went to buy or sell, something … Continue reading

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How does society benefit from the High-Frequency Trading?

According to U.S. News, three and a half years have passed since the afternoon when the stock markets went into a trillion-dollar free fall and just as suddenly reversed course, recovering 80 percent of that loss. It all happened in … Continue reading

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How could the High-frequency Trades still be Profitable Facing EU Curbs Announced in Draft Deal?

According to Bloomberg, European Parliament lawmakers have reached a draft deal with national governments on high-frequency trading curbs as part of a push to toughen the bloc’s financial market rulebook, said the chief legislator working on the plans. “The negotiation team … Continue reading

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New York Attorney General Discusses Ongoing Investigation of High-frequency Traders

Randy Diamond from Pensions & Investments reveals that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday that his office is investigating several high-frequency trading organizations that gain advantages by receiving market information early. Mr. Schneiderman would not name the organizations … Continue reading

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Is High Frequency Trading a Dark Force Against Ordinary Human Traders and Investors?

High Frequency Trading (HFT) is the use of computer algorithms to rapidly trade stocks. Highly sophisticated proprietary strategies are programmed to move in and out of trades in timeframes as little as fractions of a second.  It is a business … Continue reading

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Technology-focused Hedge Fund, AienTech, Closes after Making its Mark in FX as a Top Provider of Volume to Bank Platforms

New York-based, high-frequency trading (HFT) firm AienTech is closing down after almost three years in operation, its chief executive and founder Ugur Arslan has confirmed. Details surrounding the closure are not yet known. Launched in January 2011 with a staff … Continue reading

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Drones Sending Lasers Across the Ocean? Welcome to the Race to Trade at the Speed of Light

In the wild, speed is the difference between killing or being killed, feeding or going hungry. Now more than ever, this is true in the shadowy concrete jungles of the world’s financial markets. Those currently trading who aren’t high-frequency traders, … Continue reading

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Unacceptable Options OPRA Trading Halt due to Software Upgrade at NYSE

The trading halt across U.S. options markets on Monday was due to a bug in new software being rolled out, a unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX.N), which operates the system, said on Tuesday, which was reported by Reuters. NYSE said … Continue reading

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REUTERS: SEC Talks on Nasdaq Failure to Focus on Backing up System

According to Reuters’ Herbert Lash and John McCrank, federal regulators and stock exchange executives are likely to focus on the stock quotes processor behind Nasdaq’s trading halt last month, but a quick resolution of system outages or market weak spots … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White: Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Dear chairman Mary Jo White, As informed by NASDAQ after the August 22 incident, price quotes were not being disseminated by the Securities Information Processor (SIP) for three hours. There was a connectivity issue, which led to degradation in the … Continue reading

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