Tag Archives: Valor Econômico

High-Speed Trading Is Progress, Not Piracy

As reported by Bernard S. Donefer Apr 10, 2012 7:00 PM GMT-0400, Bloomberg They steal from the rich and keep it! That sums up the criticism of E-pirates, aka high-frequency traders, the current bad boys of the financial markets. Many retail and … Continue reading

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How Some Midcap Funds Beat Other Midcap Funds (80% of the Market is a “Midcap Stock”?)

By Kai Petainen from Forbes In general, there is a tendency to demonize the dark pools, hedge funds, high frequency traders, and even political insider trading – but very little attention is paid to some of the techniques employed by the mutual … Continue reading

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Swiss exchange enters fray with free co-location

By Tim Cave from Financial News Switzerland’s main stock exchange will begin offering the controversial practice of ‘co-location’ free of charge later this month, as it forges ahead with plans to overhaul its systems, attract a wider range of participants … Continue reading

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Bill Gross’s Shiny New Toy: The Bond King’s Novel ETF Might Be Worth a Look.

As reported by Kirsten Grind from The Wall Street Journal, Bill Gross, the co-chief investment officer and founder of Pacific Investment Management Co., recently pulled off an unusual feat: He beat his own performance. Mr. Gross’s new actively managed exchange-traded … Continue reading

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An Accident Waiting To Happen

By Paul Amery from Index Universe Is the intraday tradability of ETFs a blessing or a curse? My colleague Paul Britt’s blog has generated an interesting debate on the pros and cons of high-frequency trading. Britt refers to the dangers … Continue reading

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No Sugar Coating Necessary: Trading Volume Still Stinks.

By Steven Russolillo from The Wall Street Journal This just in: Trading volume still stinks. Not withstanding the recent pullback, stocks are up big this year, yet low levels of volume continue to accompany the rally. March’s daily volume average … Continue reading

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Bourses play nice cop to head off speed-trade rules

By Luke Jeffs and Douwe Miedema from Reuters The world’s stock exchanges are trying to rein in some of the most controversial activities of high-speed trading firms, among their most valued clients, to help head off tough sanctions from regulators. The … Continue reading

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Court’s Goldman programmer ruling limits prosecutors

By Grant McCool and Jonathan Stempel from Chicago Cribune NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court set back government efforts to prosecute corporate espionage with an opinion that explained its recent decision to throw out the conviction of a … Continue reading

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Dark Pools Aren’t Run For Market Benefit

By Jeff Carter from Townhall Finance The SEC is investigating high frequency trading. They ought to be looking at their own regulation. Since they changed regulations back in the late 1990’s, volume has been leaving the traditional stock exchanges and … Continue reading

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Korean Investment & Securities Co. Ltd. Selects Orc to Offer Low-Latency Access to Korean Markets

By the Wall Street Journal, HONG KONG & SYDNEY & TOKYO, Apr 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Orc, a leading provider of technology and services for the global financial industry, today announced that Korean Investment & Securities Co. Ltd. (KIS) … Continue reading

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