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High-frequency trading activity in Canada appears to have declined: IIROC

According to theprovince.com, High-frequency trading activity in Canada appears to have declined since regulators began studying the lightning-fast trading strategies a couple of years ago. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada released interim results Thursday of a large-scale study … Continue reading

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Wall Street speaks up for High Frequency Trading

Wall Street’s largest trade group has spoken recently about high frequency trading and its ramification on investors and broader market structure. High frequency trading represents a modern growing part of investing in the market. To be able to trade this … Continue reading

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France urges tougher rules on high frequency trade

France financial market regulator urged the European Union to toughen its plan overhaul of rules and highlight the need for more oversight of high frequency trading and new trading platforms. Proposals presented in October by the EU says that it … Continue reading

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Consultation Key to Effective Regulation of High-Frequency Trading

As reported by Waters Technology’ James Rundle, although the industry has yet to feel the full force of upcoming regulations, vendors and standards bodies say that for high-frequency trading (HFT) rulemaking, there must be extensive dialogue between participants and regulators. … Continue reading

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In Volatile Markets, Jaded Traders Ask “What, Another Crisis?”

As reported by Reuters, when Charles Berry started his career as a bonds trader in 1993, he used to draw “point and figure” charts on pieces of paper. He checked his old charts recently to remind himself how calm markets were … Continue reading

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A Flash ‘Surge’ In the VIX? Not so Fast

As reported by ETF Trends’s Paul Weisbruch, the equity markets suffered further losses Monday after feeling under enormous selling pressure late last week, capitulating at one point during Friday’s session when the S&P 500 Index traded as low as 1168.09. … Continue reading

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Quantitative Trading Strategies Rule, VIX Up 9%

Spastic market action partly reflects the disproportionate role of high-frequency-trading funds, says Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners Management.  In his latest lob against quantitative trading strategies, AKA the Quants, Kass says “The very nature of price momentum trading strategies is serving to dramatically exaggerate … Continue reading

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