Tag Archives: S&P

According to Nanex: HFT is Killing the EMini

As reported by Nanex, on Friday, Aug 5, 2011, we processed 1 trillion bytes of data for all U.S. equities, options, futures, and indexes. This is insane. A year ago, when we processed half of that, we thought it was … 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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U.S. Yields Evoke Eisenhower Era as Growth Stalls

Treasury bond yields are plunging to levels seen in the 1950s on concern the two-year recovery in the world’s largest economy is stalling. Yields on benchmark 10-year U.S. notes are about 4.3 percentage points below the average over the past 49 … Continue reading

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High Frequency Trading Led to Market Freefall: Art Cashin

As reported by CNBC’s Kaitlyn Bigica, Art Cashin, director of floor operations for USB Financial Services, called the market’s steep drop “a classical technical breakdown” and said high frequency trading was contributing to the decline. “When the S&P broke through … Continue reading

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For Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, S&P Debt Downgrade Wake-Up Call to Get Serious about U.S. Economy

Mr. Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World (http://www.thespeedtraders.com), wrote on Modern Finance Report (http://www.modernfinancereport.com) that he would not be inclined to kill the messenger … Continue reading

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