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Russian Exchange Courts High-Frequency Flow With Care

As with many emerging market exchanges, the Moscow Exchange is exploring a range of avenues for increasing participation in its secondary markets – including courting high-frequency trading firms.  The Moscow Exchange has seen significant growth in HFT originated volumes across … Continue reading

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Colocation: The Root of All High-Frequency Trading Evil?

By Geoffrey Rogow Trading firms, from Wall Street banks to high-frequency hedge funds and market makers, spend millions each year to place their trading models right on exchange servers. It’s a big revenue generator for both traders and the exchanges, … Continue reading

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NYSE Records A Significant Drop In Trading Volumes In August

Trading volumes on NYSE Euronext’s (NYSE:NYX) global derivatives and cash equities exchanges fell significantly during August. [1] Average daily volume (ADV) for global derivatives fell 38.4% year-on-year as a decrease in market volatility over the last year discouraged investors. Cash products trading did not … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Traders Once Again Flat Out Buying Data Ahead of You

Fitch Ratings on Wednesday became the latest provider of market-moving news to streamline a path to high-frequency traders. In a contract announced Wednesday, German exchange operatorDeutsche Boerse AG DB1.XE +2.13% (DB1.XE) will now distribute a computer-readable “low-latency” version of Fitch’s ratings decisions. Clients … Continue reading

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Investors Expect Libor to be Replaced Within Five Years

Regulators have sharpened their focus on algorithmic and high-frequency trading since May 6, 2010, when a computer program employed by one firm sparked a 20-minute plunge in stock prices, temporarily erasing $862 billion of market value. The issue emerged again … Continue reading

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According to Foresight Working Paper, Rules to Tackle “Algo” Speed Traders Could Backfire

As reported by Tommy Wilkes from Reuters, the European Union’s draft law MiFID II, a reform of Brussels’ earlier Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), will introduce tougher regulation of financial markets including for high- frequency trading. Speed traders use powerful … Continue reading

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HFT curbs could damage growth – study says

By Philip Stafford – FT.com European proposals aimed at curbing automated trading could have a negative economic impact on the region, according to a study commissioned by the British government. The findings are part of a high-profile project begun last … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Expert to Bring Unique Speed Trading Workshop to Shanghai

The Speed Traders unveiled dates today for Edgar Perez’s full-day seminars, The Speed Traders Workshop 2012: How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX in Shanghai, September 5th, presentations that … Continue reading

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Social benefits of high frequency trading

The evolution of financial markets through technological development has been going on for centuries, with criticism about such developments going back to the invention of the telegraph in the mid-19th century. And so it goes with the comparatively recent arrival … Continue reading

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OSC head leans to the negative about high-frequency trading

Howard Wetston, the head of the Ontario Securities Commission, believes that markets are fundamentally for long-term investors. That’s not a good sign if you are a high-frequency trader wondering what policy makers are going to do to your strategy of … Continue reading

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