Tag Archives: Risk management

Nasdaq Eyes Opportunity as Fixed Income Slips Toward Electronic Trading

Julie Segal writes for Institutional Investor that Nasdaq, once known as the stock home for young technology companies, is making a bid to become a major player in the electronic trading of fixed-income securities. The move is a logical one … Continue reading

Posted in CME Group, Fixed Income, High Frequency Trading, NASDAQ | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Articles, Dark Pools, High Frequency Trading, Regulatory Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in CFTC, CME Group, High Frequency Trading, Regulatory Updates, SEC, TABB Group poll | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Knight Capital Expects Final Bids Soon from Rival Trading Firms Getco LLC and Virtu Financial LLC

Knight Capital expects to make a decision on its future ownership by early next week, according to people familiar with the matter. Rival trading firms Getco LLC and Virtu Financial LLC, which have submitted bids to buy the Jersey City, N.J., … Continue reading

Posted in knight capital, Market Making, NASDAQ, NYSE, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Kill Switch” Proposal Gaining Strength as Trading Firms, Exchanges and Investors Meet with SEC Officials

The SEC Market Trading Technology Roundtable, which took place in Washington, has already generated a very rare joint letter by the major stock exchanges that proposes creating a “kill switch” in an effort to control runaway algorithms, among other issues. … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Finance, Flash Crash, Food for Thought, knight capital, NASDAQ, NYSE, SEC, World Exchanges | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Knightmare on Wall Street’ Author Speaking at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 Chicago

Edgar Perez, widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading, author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, and the forthcoming Knightmare … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, CFTC, NASDAQ, SEC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Independents Benefit From ‘Dark Pool’ Access

Simon Mundy wrote earlier this week in the Financial Times that a small number of independent stockbrokers have started offering access to “dark” trading platforms, profiting from a phenomenon that many peers say has contributed towards the industry’s dwindling revenue … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Business, Finance, U.S. Economy, World Economy, World Exchanges | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

John Paulson’s Returns Falter Again; Investors Fret

Today in Reuters, Svea Herbst-Bayliss reports that billionaire trader John Paulson has told his wealthy investors that he has learned from his mistakes of 2011, which produced enormous losses for his closely watched hedge fund. The founder and manager of … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Business, Finance, U.S. Economy, World Economy, World Exchanges | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hospital Shares Up On Health Ruling, Insurers Down

In an article appearing in Reuters, Lewis Krauskopf writes that shares of hospital chains jumped, while large health insurer stocks fell on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the centerpiece of U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. In … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Business, Finance, U.S. Economy, World Exchanges | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US STOCKS-Wall St Drops as Banks, Europe Weigh

Chuck Mikolajczak of Reuters reports that U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday on concerns about global banks, a surprise Supreme Court ruling upholding a landmark healthcare law, and pessimism about the ability of a European summit to ease the region’s debt … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Breaking News, Business, Finance, U.S. Economy, World Economy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment