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Hillary Clinton and High-Frequency Trading

John I. Sanders | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
John I. Sanders

Let's assume, for just a moment, Mrs. Clinton is interested in regulating high-frequency traders, but has simply missed the mark. If we hope to properly regulate these traders, there are two preliminary questions we should answer.

Hillary Clinton's Wall Street Reform Plan Is A Rebuke To The Obama Administration

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton on Thursday detailed her plans to crack down on risky Wall Street behavior, delivering a sharp rebuke to the Obama admi...

Hillary Clinton Wants To Crack Down On High-Speed Wall Street Computer Trades

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton on Thursday will propose a new tax on risky high-frequency trading, according to campaign sources familiar with her pla...

To Catch an Algo Thief

John Bates | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
John Bates

Cyberterrorism is on the upswing and algorithmic terrorism is the next iteration. So much of our economy is underpinned by electronic trading that protecting the markets is paramount.

Microstructure Risk Is a Key Measure in the New Landscape of Risk

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

To diversify the risks of one's total portfolio, consideration of alpha and beta alone is enough.

Flashback to Black Monday

John Bates | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
John Bates

Regulators and other agencies need systems that are not only as fast as HFT trading platforms but are also smarter, sniffing out and alerting the authorities as and when something anomalous is happening rather than after the fact.

Big Bank Under Scrutiny For Hiring Practices

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc disclosed on Friday that it was being investigated over its hiring practices outside the United States. The Wa...

Monitoring FX Markets for Antisocial Behavior

John Bates | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
John Bates

If there are lessons to be learned from the recent foreign exchange markets scandal, then the need to monitor the behavior of traders must be on the top of the list.

Lewis Through the Looking Glass

David Crisanti | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
David Crisanti

There is an old phrase 'the most dangerous idea is when you have only one' which means you can get wedded to something that simply won't work if you don't have a plan b. In this case its more clear with each talk show appearance that Lewis became committed to the idea that the market is 'more rigged than ever.'

Flash Boys Puts a Flashlight on Dark, Predatory HFT Trading

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The industry counters by denying these facts and boldly claiming that they provide liquidity and lower costs, but it has been demonstrated that HFT is more often a liquidity taker than a liquidity provider and, if anything, raises the costs of trading.

Lewis On Flash Crash Worst-Case Scenario: 'I'm Not Sure Anybody Knows'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business

Michael Lewis, the well known author of “The Big Short” and “Liars’ Poker,” talked with HuffPost Live Wednesday about the dangers of high-fr...

Zach Carter

The Worst Response Yet To The New Michael Lewis Book | Zach Carter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Author Michael Lewis and other critics of high-frequency trading are wrong, because computers. That's the upshot of some new talking ...

Mark Gongloff

This Video Of One Half-Second Of High Frequency Trading Is Insane, Terrifying | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.09.2013 | Business

You have no idea just how bonkers high-frequency trading is making the stock market until you actually see it in action. A terrifying new video by ...

The Risks of High-Frequency Trading

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

The trading risks of HFT may decimate the HFT operation and at the same time greatly affect other market participants. Particularly, in selected markets, unchecked HFT may quickly incur considerable losses, well in excess of any tolerable limits.

Eleazar David Melendez

Critics Assail SEC's Latest Attempt To Protect Us From Trading Mayhem | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

More than two years since the "flash crash" sent investors fleeing the stock market and nearly a year since the Facebook IPO imploded, the Securities ...

The Lack of Foresight Report: Why Can't We Do Better?

Dave Lauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dave Lauer

The frustration of those of us arguing for pragmatic reforms and unbiased research should be evident. I am thankful that here in the United States, the SEC has at least begun to realize the need for more independence in its research and panels, and I hope that trend continues.

Knight Falls Down in Its Heraldic Duties

John Bates | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
John Bates

They want to think that machines are biddable and programs run smoothly. But with traders and market makers creating and deploying new systems and algorithms constantly, the danger of something going wrong is inevitable.

Confronting High-Frequency Trading: David vs. Goliath's Evil Twin

Dave Lauer | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business
Dave Lauer

We have no shortage of great ideas for how to help dampen or eliminate the ill effects of high-frequency trading. We simply lack the will and the ability to push meaningful reform through our corporate-controlled, hyper-partisan government.

The Rat Race to Regulate High Frequency Trading

John Bates | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
John Bates

While it is true that HFTs have a vested interest in keeping market abuse to a minimum, it is not yet clear that their liquidity has been healthy enough to withstand the pressure of incoming regulations.

Ominous Rumblings on Stock Exchanges

Ted Kaufman | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Ted Kaufman

We must insist on more transparency and a return to markets that are fair to all investors. The tremors keep happening. We can't afford to wait until after the next catastrophic eruption.

HFT and the Fidgeting Fingers of the Invisible Hand

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Is the SEC looking into traditional malfeasance -- the usual seamy kickbacks or bribes -- or the more esoteric: faster portals into exchange servers for certain select customers? This range of "advantages" may be built into the very concept of HFT. Will the SEC put HFT itself on trial?

Apple's Flash Crash

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Call it a very bad day for flash traders. On the very day that BATS, short for Better Alternative Trading System, one of the larger high-frequency ...

High Frequency Trading: The Party Might Get a Little Less Wild

John Bates | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
John Bates

The detection of abusive patterns must happen in real-time, before any suspicious behavior has a chance to move the market. Sensing and responding to market patterns before aberrations or errors have a chance to move prices is the right thing to do -- in all asset classes.

Business at the Speed of Light: What Is a Millisecond Worth?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business
Tony Greenberg

In the low-latency world of high-frequency trading, some will lose, no matter how smart their systems and people. Can you catch up? Or should we slow them down?

Italian Borsa Move May Breed Brave New World of Algos

John Bates | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
John Bates

The Borsa's solution, especially if it is embraced by other trading destinations, may spawn a new generation of intelligent "sensing" algos.