Tag Archives: Regulatory Updates

High Frequency Trader “Spoofs” and “Layers” his Way to Penalties from U.S and British Regulators

On July 22, 2013, regulators from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined high frequency trader Michael Coscia (and his firm Panther Energy Trading) for engaging in spoofing transactions for the … Continue reading

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Commissioner Bart Chilton, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Returning to World’s Most Influential High Frequency Trading Conference

Commissioner Bart Chilton, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will return this fall to Golden Networking’s High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012, “How Traders, Brokers, Exchanges and Dark Pools Navigate the Most Challenging Regulatory Landscape”. This conference will provide attendees in New … Continue reading

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Regulators Are Slow to Act on Speed Traders

It’s been almost two years since the “Flash Crash” of May 2010, when the Dow Jones plummeted 600 points in five minutes, only to gain most of it back over the next 20. In their after-action report (pdf) a few months … Continue reading

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High-frequency trading distorts commodities prices

High-frequency traders have caused U.S. commodity futures prices to disconnect from market fundamentals of supply and demand since the 2008 financial crisis, according to one of the authors of a forthcoming U.N. report. Also known as black-box players, they plug … Continue reading

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