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BLOOMBERG: CFTC Seeks Comment on Potential High-Speed Trading Curbs

As reported by Bloomberg’s Silla Brush, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking comment on whether to require registration for automated trading firms, taking a first step in potential restrictions on high-speed and algorithmic derivatives trading. CFTC members … Continue reading

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HFT Analysis: High Speed Trading a Stiff Challenge for SEC and CFTC Regulators

Christine Stebbins from Reuters reports that financial trading in world markets has grown so lightning-fast that effective regulation is growing tougher by the second, increasing the threat of crashes sparked by hoaxes, electronic glitches or yet-unknown causes. The latest alarm … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Pioneer: Today’s Drive For Speed ‘Has Absolutely No Social Value’

….Back then Peterffy’s efforts tended to frighten and confuse the market locals, but pretty soon everybody was using computers for trading. Fast-forward to today, when trading robots have become so ubiquitous that high-speed trading makes up more than half of all stock-market … Continue reading

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The Best High Frequency Trading Book Now Available in Mandarin, Courtesy of Chinese Financial Publishing House

The SpeedTraders, Edgar Perez’s ground breaking work on high frequency trading is now available in Mandarin, Courtesy of Chinese Financial Publishing House.  Unlike other works about HFT, Perez’s book provides readers with fresh, candid insight from the industry’s top HFT … Continue reading

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High-frequency trading seems scary, but what does the evidence show?

ON FEBRUARY 3RD 2010, at 1.26.28 pm, an automated trading system operated by a high-frequency trader (HFT) called Infinium Capital Management malfunctioned. Over the next three seconds it entered 6,767 individual orders to buy light sweet crude oil futures on … Continue reading

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GPS ‘Spoofers’ could be Used for High-frequency Financial Trading Fraud

As reported, GPS “spoofers” — devices that create false GPS signals to fool receivers into thinking that they are at a different location or different time — could be used to defraud financial institutions, according to Todd Humphreys from the … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading No Threat to Stability, Sweden’s FSA Says

As reported by bloomberg, high-frequency trading, under scrutiny from securities regulators globally, has had a minimal negative impact on the Swedish market and poses little threat to stability, the nation’s financial services watchdog said. “The investigation shows that the negative … Continue reading

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Spire Europe Bolsters Compliance Team

Spire Europe, one of the region’s fastest growing high-frequency trading firms, has hired a former compliance officer from Bats Chi-X Europe, as the specialist trading houses move to bolster their regulatory expertise ahead of greater oversight of their activities. Spire … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs, Insider Trading, Facebook, BNY in Court News

As reported by Elizabeth Amon and Ellen Rosen of bloomberg, A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. computer programmer was freed after his conviction for stealing the bank’s high-speed trading code was reversed by a U.S. appeals court. Wearing a gray … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading No Threat To Stability – Swedish FSA

As reported by Gustav Sandstrom  Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES, High-frequency trading on financial markets is unlikely to pose any significant threat to financial stability, but upcoming international regulation may be needed to handle the potential risks, Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority said … Continue reading

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