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Traders attack plans for UK tax on HFT

Senior traders and analysts have strongly criticised plans for a UK financial transactions tax on high frequency trading, which was proposed today by a group UK MPs conducting a study into the Kay review on UK equity markets. The UK’s … Continue reading

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Naked Access Attracts High-Frequency Traders, Gets Regulators’ Attention

Industry insiders and regulators debate whether pre-trade risk management is needed to monitor high-frequency buy-side traders that currently are enjoying unfettered access to markets. As Wall Street continues to rebuild from the ashes of the credit crisis and reassess its risk … Continue reading

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Market Microstructure and High-Frequency Market Manipulation

Many investors are rightfully concerned about market manipulation — after all, who wants to be taken for a ride? High-frequency market manipulation proved to be particularly disconcerting to many investors as it is evolutionary, difficult to detect without appropriate tools, … Continue reading

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High Frequency Traders Make The Markets Much More Liquid, Transparent, And Fair

Several years ago, when ‘high frequency’ trading first captured the imagination of the commentariat, I was on a radio show panel on which the health of the stock market was discussed. One participant, a fairly well known columnist for a … Continue reading

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Charles Schwab speaks out against high-frequency trading

Individual investors have always known that they operate at a disadvantage to bigger players. Investing is a game based on information, and the faster you can obtain and digest information, the better your final score will be. Information always flows … Continue reading

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High Frequency Insider Trading – And It’s Completely Legal!

There is yet one more inside game on Wall Street to which Mom and Pop investors are not invited. Retail investors, it turns out, are being damaged by trades based on classified, private information that insiders pay for and – … Continue reading

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HFTs are no longer just about the need for speed

While the polarised debate surrounding high-frequency trading continues apace, the world’s HFTs are getting on with their daily business and are quietly being forced to adapt and evolve. Some of this change is being driven by technology. Speed or latency … Continue reading

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HFTs are no longer just about the need for speed

While the polarised debate surrounding high-frequency trading continues apace, the world’s HFTs are getting on with their daily business and are quietly being forced to adapt and evolve. Some of this change is being driven by technology. Speed or latency … Continue reading

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High-frequency flops

Recent flash crashes on the Indian and overseas bourses tend to indicate that technology-enabled speed-trading on the bourses, at times, is no boon. There are instances of exchanges annulling trades and in some cases not doing so, after investigation. While … Continue reading

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Royal Bank of Canada Gains Customers by Shunning High-Frequency Trading

Many top Wall Street firms have thrived by using high-frequency and dark-pool trading. But Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has built its customer bank by shunning those practices, The New York Times reports. On dark-pool markets, banks execute customer orders … Continue reading

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