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WRAPUP 2 – Rapid Plunge In Oil Futures Leaves Traders Guessing

* Oil drops $4 a barrel in a quick burst of selling * White House denies speculation about SPR release * CFTC “looking into” oil market rout By Joshua Schneyer and Alexandra Alper New York/Washington, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Four … Continue reading

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Could High Frequency Trading Lead To Our Own ‘Flash Crash’?

The dangers of massive high frequency trading are becoming increasingly clear in equity markets. Greg Medcraft, the chairman of corporate regulator ASIC, confirmed to a Federal parliamentary committee: “Regulators around the world are very concerned about the systemic risk on … Continue reading

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Super Funds Call for High Frequency Trade Ban

Australian regulators should consider banning high-frequency trading in the equities market, according to Industry Super Network, which represents the $1.3 trillion pension funds industry. High-frequency trading, in which computer algorithms are used to buy and sell stocks in fractions of … Continue reading

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Video: Stock Market High Frequency Trading Education BIDU Short Sale

From Stock Market Funding, Stock Market High Frequency Trading Education BIDU Short Sale (VIDEO). Shares of Baidu dropped $7.51 or (5.74%) on 9,597,661 shares 134% above the average volume 3 month average of 4,091,780. In this “live stock market video” we’ll … Continue reading

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ASX chief Elmer Funke Kupper calls for curbs on high-speed trading

REGULATORS should strive to make it unprofitable for high-frequency traders to front-run markets, says Australian Securities Exchange chief executive Elmer Funke Kupper. His approach contrasts with the more freewheeling model in the US. “We want to continue to tighten the … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Pioneer: Today’s Drive For Speed ‘Has Absolutely No Social Value’

The man who built what was possibly the first stock-trading robot now worries they have too much sway over the market. In other news, Victor Frankenstein is starting to rethink that whole reanimating-the-dead thing. Starting in the 1970s, Thomas Peterffy, … Continue reading

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Searching for a Speed Limit in High-Frequency Trading

CHATHAM, NEW JERSEY: Ticker tape- it’s an enduring image of Wall Street. The paper is gone but the digital tape runs on, across computer and television screens. Those stock quotations scurrying by are, for many, the pulse of American capitalism. … Continue reading

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How to Secure Your Future With Robust Risk Assessment

Richard Gardner, CEO of Modulus Financial Engineering, offers his advice on how to avoid, prevent and mitigate the risks associated with high-volume automated software— and the employees who wrote the code. CIO — Last month, Knight Capital Group lost $440 million in half … Continue reading

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Trading Technologies to Offer Connectivity to Eris Exchange

Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a global provider of high-performance trading software for derivatives professionals, and Eris Exchange, a U.S.-based futures exchange, have announced that TT will offer a new gateway to connect its trading software to the Eris SwapBook™ … Continue reading

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Odd Lots Considered for Official Count of U.S. Trading Volume

(Nina Mehta) “While this policy may have been sensible in the past, fragmentation, high-frequency trading, and the widespread use of algorithms have changed markets in fundamental ways,” the co- authors wrote. “Our results suggest that odd-lot trades have changed as … Continue reading

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