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Former Knight Capital CEO Thomas Joyce’s Email and Credit Card Information Hacked by Anonymous

The personal electronic address and credit card information of Thomas Joyce, former Chief Executive Officer of Knight Capital, was in a database of Stratfor’s clients that was hacked by Anonymous on December 25, 2011, it was revealed in the book … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White: Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Dear chairman Mary Jo White, As informed by NASDAQ after the August 22 incident, price quotes were not being disseminated by the Securities Information Processor (SIP) for three hours. There was a connectivity issue, which led to degradation in the … Continue reading

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Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Knightmare on Wall Street‘s author, Edgar Perez, chastised U.S. regulators for their performance during NASDAQ’s “Flash Freeze”. Market participants appreciate visible leadership that goes beyond statements sent though press offices, he said. “Both individual and institutional investors would have felt … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Glitch Prompts Two-hour Shutdown and Fears Over Stability

The Guardian reports that a glitch in the Nasdaq stock market resulted in an unprecedented shutdown of trading of over 2,000 major US stocks and options for more than two hours, creating confusion around the shares of the biggest companies … Continue reading

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Trading Halted in Nasdaq Securities like Facebook, Microsoft and Apple… Did the NASDAQ Guys Read Knightmare on Wall Street?

According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. stock exchanges on Thursday just halted trading in all securities listed on NASDAQ because of a technical issue, exchange officials said. NASDAQ announced the halt at 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday, and other exchanges … Continue reading

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Knightmare on Wall Street Book Review: How Knight Capital Fumbled its Best Opportunity to Shine

Ever since the Knight Capital trading disaster broke in August 1, 2012, investors and traders have been morbidly fascinated by the incident. How had so sophisticated a company managed to burn though $440 million in a bit more than half … Continue reading

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Knight Turns to IBM to Review Software

Knight Capital Group Inc. KCG -0.74% hired International Business Machines Corp.IBM +0.56% to review the software problems that led to last month’s $440 million loss last month, and soon plans to name a new chief risk officer, the brokerage firm’s chief executive officer said Tuesday. IBM began its … Continue reading

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High Frequency Traders In A Hurry To Get In And Out Of Knight Shares

The Knight Capital convertible preferred documentsare a mess. The basic structure is quite nice: Knight’s new investors are getting a preferred stock that, eliding the details below, pays a 2% dividend, converts into common at $1.50 a share, automatically converts once … Continue reading

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Regulators Can’t Keep Pace with Market Technology

Stripped down to its essence, the root cause of last week’s trading glitch that nearly wiped out Knight Capital Group (NYSE: KCG)  isn’t real complicated. In a nutshell, the problem is that market regulators simply can’t keep up with advances … Continue reading

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Astonishing Chart of the Day, HFT Edition, Courtesy of Nanex

This astonishing GIF comes from Nanex, and shows the amount of high-frequency trading in the stock market from January 2007 to January 2012. (Which means that the Knightmare craziness of last week is not included.) The various colors, as identified in the legend on the … Continue reading

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