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High Frequency Trader “Spoofs” and “Layers” his Way to Penalties from U.S and British Regulators

On July 22, 2013, regulators from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined high frequency trader Michael Coscia (and his firm Panther Energy Trading) for engaging in spoofing transactions for the … Continue reading

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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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Germany Is Expected to Act to Increase Limits on High-Speed Trades

Germany intends to be one of the first countries to try to put the brakes on high-frequency trading, the computer-driven force that has been rattling stock markets across the globe. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is expected to approve draft legislation on … Continue reading

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EU Lawmakers Seek High-Frequency Trade Curbs in Markets Law

Lawmakers backed tougher European Union curbs on high-frequency trading and limits on commodity speculation as part of a push to toughen the bloc’s financial market rulebook. European Parliament legislators, voting in Brussels today, also called for the European Securities and … Continue reading

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Personal Finance: High-frequency trading keeps some people anxious

WASHINGTON — Some people have lost their taste for the stock market, with many concluding it’s more dangerous than they can tolerate for their kids’ college money or retirement savings. And they have reason to be anxious. At a Senate … Continue reading

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SEC No Match For High-Tech Traders

(By Stephen Foley and Arash Massoudi in New York) The Securities and Exchange Commission is hopelessly outgunned in resources and technical savvy by the computerised traders it regulates, a leading US senator has warned ahead of a hearing into recent stock … Continue reading

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One Big Order, Thousands of Small Ones, Seen Behind Oil Tumble

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A single large sell order in the benchmark European Brent oil market, followed by an abrupt U-turn among high-frequency traders, may have caused one of the most abrupt price routs ever, brokers and analysts said on … Continue reading

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Is Fed Making Life Tougher for High-Speed Traders?

…High-frequency traders use computer programs based on mathematical algorithms to trade at rapid speed, capitalizing often on tiny moves in stock prices. The industry itself has received widespread blame for market instability. A report in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal, for instance, … Continue reading

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Cisco Flexes Custom Silicon Muscle for High-Frequency Trading Crowd

Cisco’s Nexus 3000 line has been aimed at high-performance applications, but most of the attention in that market has gone to startup competitor Arista, which has had its 7100SX family on the market for almost a year and a half … Continue reading

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U.S. lawmaker calls for CFTC probe into high-speed oil trading

(Reuters) – A U.S. lawmaker on Wednesday asked futures regulators to probe the larger effects of high-speed trading in the oil markets after crude futures prices took a brief unexplained plunge earlier this week. Representative Edward Markey, a Democrat, asked the Commodity … Continue reading

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