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High Frequency Trading

Report: Typo Causes Company's Share Price To Plunge 99.8 PERCENT

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business

We’re all guilty of the occasional typo, just not one with such drastic consequences. Israel Corporation, one of Israel’s largest companies, s...

Regulators To Crack Down On High-Speed Trading

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2013 | Business

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is preparing to reveal a laundry list of po...

Eleazar David Melendez

NASDAQ Shutdown Is Third Major Glitch In A Week, And Wall Street Doesn't Seem To Care | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 08.22.2013 | Business

Many Wall Streeters calmly carried on Thursday as the Nasdaq Stock Market, the second-biggest U.S. exchange, shut down trading in thousands of equitie...

Market Microstructure and High-Frequency Market Manipulation

Irene Aldridge | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

The normal exchanges tend to be more volatile and more prone to market crashes than their inverted and pro-rata brethren. As such, investors concerned about market manipulation may be best advised to execute their orders at inverted or pro-rata exchanges.

Money, Corporations & Information: Rise of the Hive Mind and 21st Century Global Nation States

Robbie Gennet | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
Robbie Gennet

Capital used to mean silver and gold; now it's credit. Digital currency has a potential for manipulation and fraud that paper bills and coins never could. And no counterfeiter could make a fraction as much as a hedge fund operator or Wall Street CEO. Not even close.

Mark Gongloff

High-Speed Trading Bad For Everybody: Study | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business

High-frequency trading is bad for everybody, including high-frequency traders, according to new research from a university that produces economic repo...

How to Turn $10,000 Into $1,461,920? Find a Hedge Fund That Cheats

Les Leopold | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

How would you like to invest $10,000 and watch it grow over twenty years into $1,461,920? Well that's what happened at the giant hedge fund, SAC Capital Advisors, which made a 30 percent return for 20 years in a row.

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 Real Problem With the Twitter HackCrash

Mark Cuban | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Mark Cuban

Billions of dollars are being invested to make trading without humans faster, cheaper, smarter. The problem is that no matter how smart you make machines, they will never be smart enough in our lifetime to detect all levels of deceit and fraud. Particularly online.

Mark Gongloff

Twitter Flash Crash Hints At Deeper Market Problems | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

Twitter may have caused a flash crash, but the problem is not Twitter's. Any market so vulnerable to an errant tweet probably has bigger problems. ...

America's New Math: 1 Wall Street Hour = 21 Years of Hard Work For the Rest of Us

Les Leopold | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

The new Rich List is out -- yet another example of financial pornography. While nearly 15 million Americans still can't find jobs due to the Wall Street-created crash, the top hedge manager, David Tepper, earned $1,057,692 an HOUR in 2012.

No More Hiding From Regulators

Dave Lauer | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
Dave Lauer

Instead of technology bringing about a revolution in surveillance and enforcement, we've seen the opposite. It's time for change, and right away.

Big Data, a Big Bang exploding into the business of Finance

Irene Aldridge | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Big data finance is here, it cannot be dismissed, shaken off, or forgotten. It is knocking on everyone's door. When are you doing about it?

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.

Mark Gongloff

Columbia Research Paper On High Speed Trading Paid For By High-Speed Trading Firm | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

As it did before the financial crisis, Wall Street is bankrolling academics to bolster its case against regulation. Then, the research gave warm tongu...

How Many High-Frequency Traders Are Out There?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

It's not a secret that many pension fund, mutual fund and hedge fund managers are concerned about high-frequency traders (HFTs). While their concerns are many, perhaps the biggest uncertainty involves the actual extent of HFT participation in the markets, their identities and their intent.

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 ...

Eleazar David Melendez

Genius Wall Street Plan To Monitor Itself Has Reform Advocates Miffed | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

Ever since the so-called Flash Crash nearly three years ago, when stock markets plunged almost nine percent for mysterious reasons, American regulator...

Eleazar David Melendez

Regulators Take Note Of Stock Market Hoax On Twitter | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business

From the boiler room-basement brokerages of southern New Jersey to the opulent office suites of midtown Manhattan hedge funds, the U.S. financial poli...

Eleazar David Melendez

Investors Can't Believe Government Dismissed Insider Trading Probe | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business

The dismissal of an investigation into major media companies suspected of giving clients a sneak peek at crucial data drew great surprise on Wall Stre...

Wall Street Reformers Unwittingly Turn Derivates Market Over To Robots

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

We've seen how well robots handle stock trading, why not give them the keys to the credit-derivatives market, too? There may not be much choice: As...

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.

When Machines Rule The World

The Daily Beast | Posted 10.28.2012 | Technology

Stock markets are supposed to be efficient. Rational actors continually process data in a methodical way and spit out the appropriate price. But today...

SEC Makes Some Good Moves

Ted Kaufman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Ted Kaufman

Finally, the SEC has begun to take some action. It's made a lot of progress in just a month, but a lot more needs to be done, as a series of reports written by David Weild for the accounting firm of Grant Thornton makes clear.

Paul Blumenthal

Wall Street Billionaire Targets Oregon Congressman | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the second election in a row, a Long Island-based hedge fund manager is trying to defeat a liberal Oregon congressman by pumping mon...