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CME Executive Says Speed Traders and High-Frequency Trading Help Stability

As Market Watch’s Jacob Bunge reported, a senior executive of CME Group Inc. cautioned regulators against constricting the business of high-frequency trading firms, warning that their absence could make financial markets less stable. Rather than crimping their activity in any … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Speed Traders An Enlightening Book: Perez Illuminates the World of Speed

“Alternating between an annotated timeline of the development of high-frequency trading and interviews with top high-frequency traders, Perez illuminates the world of speed.” That is how Seeking Alpha’s Brenda Jubin starts her review of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look … Continue reading

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Wall Street, Banks Press to Shape Dodd-Frank Rules

The Wall Street Journal’s Victoria McGrane reported that Wall Street and the financial industry spent more to lobby Washington in the first quarter of this year than a year ago when Congress was writing sweeping financial-overhaul legislation, according to a … Continue reading

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What’s Behind High-Frequency Trading

Seminal article written by Scott Patterson and Geoffrey Rogow at The Wall Street Journal brought high-frequency trading, long an obscure corner of the market, into the spotlight in 2009. Wildly successful in 2008, high-frequency traders were the talk of Wall … 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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Northwestern University Researcher Proves that High-Frequency Trading Tends to Improve Market Quality

Jonathan Brogaard, a Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University’s  Kellogg School of Management, who has studied high-frequency trading in great detail, has concluded that high-frequency trading only makes the markets more efficient. Golden Networking‘s High-Frequency Trading Experts Workshop 2010 (http://www.HFTExpertsWorkshop.com), “Practical … 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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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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How Great is the Need for Speed for High-Frequency Trading

The growing availability of tick-by-tick market data from a variety of liquid markets has prompted one influential economist to preach the virtues of incorporating high-frequency data into risk systems to improve their performance. But risk managers at banks are unconvinced; … Continue reading

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