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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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Financial Markets Are At Risk Of a ‘Big Data’ Crash

Maureen O’Hara from FT reports that regulators and investors are struggling to meet the challenges posed by high-frequency trading. This ultra-fast, computerised segment of finance now accounts for most trades. HFT also contributed to the “flash crash”, the sudden, vertiginous … Continue reading

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Knowledge@Wharton on High-speed Trading: Is It Time to Apply the Brakes?

How fast is high-frequency stock trading? In the time it takes to read this sentence, tens of thousands of high-speed, computer-automated transactions can occur. Winning traders edge out rivals by intervals measured in nanoseconds. Fans of the practice say that high-frequency … Continue reading

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“Little Child” CFTC Aims To Define High-Frequency Trading

As reported by Justin Grant, The Commodity Futures Trading Commission behaved like a “little child” in abandoning oversight of the futures market in order to focus on developing new rules governing how swaps are traded, commissioner Scott O’Malia said earlier … Continue reading

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