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Book Review: The Meltdown of Knight Capital, Captured in Detail in Knightmare on Wall Street

James Grundvig | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
James Grundvig

The August 2003 blackout of the northeast United States was a system of systems failure, in which things didn't go as planned, alarms didn't trigger, ...

China Versus U.S.A.

Ryan McMunn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

I do believe that China has a very bright future. However, until these structural flaws are addressed by the Chinese government, China will not overtake the U.S. as the global economic leader.

Solving the Mystery of Passive Asset Class Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

While appropriate index investing may be a superior strategy to buying individual stocks or investing in actively managed mutual funds, you may also want to consider the benefit of using passive asset class funds.

Better Late Than Never: DTC to Propose Fair Procedures to Lift DTC Chills

Gary Emmanuel | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Gary Emmanuel

If you're not a securities professional, chances are you've never heard of the DTC. While the three-letter acronym, DTC, can easily be mistaken for th...

NASDAQ Did the Right Thing by Halting Its Markets Last Week

Irene Aldridge | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

To prevent future glitches in trading, markets need more technology, not less.

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...

Men of Steel: How Retail Investors Saved the Muni Market

John Bagley | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
John Bagley

Everyone knows that retail investors play a major role in the municipal bond market. But the power of retail investors to turn the tide in munis was never before as evident as it was last month.

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

Nick Beecroft | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Nick Beecroft

I never thought the day would come when I was so nauseatingly sanguine about the prospects for markets and for many major economies (although not the Eurozone, of course). Let's start with China.

Mark Gongloff

High-Speed Trading Bad For Everybody: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Bosoms and Big Brass Ones

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.28.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

It takes some big brass ones to dismiss more than half the world's population as being irrational, hormonally-driven basket cases incapable of serious work. It's even more ironic to make that claim while speaking at UVA, home of two of the most famous fearless female gladiators in all of higher education.

Mark Gongloff

This Video Of One Half-Second Of High Frequency Trading Is Insane, Terrifying

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

3 Ways Cyprus Is a 'Game Changer' for Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

With the Fed likely to remain accommodative, bullish market sentiment may continue to overshadow concerns elsewhere. However, Cyprus has highlighted that we're far from an end to the crisis.

While You Were Sleeping

Richard C. Leone | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Richard C. Leone

While there have always been wide fluctuations in the markets -- booms and busts -- what is novel has been the system of financial rewards for key participants that evolved during the late 20th century.

From Rome With Love? The Three Issues to Watch for Italy and Global Markets

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The possible loss of eagerly anticipated labour reforms, financial restrictions and market contagion provide shorter term sources of turmoil. However, existing reforms are likely to continue, market retrenchment is healthy and to be exploited for longer term opportunities.

The Rules of Investing: Ignore Them at Your Peril

James Berman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
James Berman

Should investing be governed by simple rules? It not only should be. It must.

Starting a Business? Help Save Your Cash and Try Bartering

Women & Co | Posted 01.30.2013 | Small Business
Women & Co

Exchanges are useful if you can't find a one-on-one local partner, but the Better Business Bureau recommends you read the fine print before you join a barter network.

Trading: A Gambler's Game? (Part 1)

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Zaheer Anwari

By trading using the daily and weekly chart, minimal time is spent in the markets, maximum results are yielded and the one thing we require most of all -- our time -- can be spent exactly how we choose to. After all, who wants to spend all day staring at a screen?

Libor Fraud Is Hilarious, Traders Say

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

Libor is a joke. Don't get me wrong, the London Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor, is deadly serious business, affecting $350 trillion in derivative...

Keep Wall Street Out Of Our Waterways

Scott Edwards | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Scott Edwards

Anyone who cares about the water they drink and recreate in should be denouncing water pollution trading and fighting to keep financial markets out of our rivers and lakes - the health of our waterways is just too important to hand over to Wall Street.

The Turtle Traders

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Zaheer Anwari

The Bet "We're going to raise traders like they raise turtles in Singapore." That is what one of the world's famous commodities speculators, Richard ...

Too Bad These Guys Don't Run the Banks & Brokerage Firms

Michael Martin | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Michael Martin

This is in stark contrast to how the public and some analysts make their picks. Unfortunately, it's also the best way to lose one's objectivity in managing risk. Objectivity and risk management are Siamese twins.

Knight Capital Rescuers Totally Fine Handing Over Market To Insane Robots

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

You might think the experience of pulling Knight Capital out of the flaming wreckage of its high-speed trading crash might make Wall Street finally see the need for regulation of high-speed trading. You would of course be dead wrong.

Brace Yourself For More Knightmares

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Maybe this is the fastest way to get high-frequency trading robots to stop ruining our stock market: Have them destroy each and every trading company that operates them.

'Barter Kings' Must Compete With A Cash Offer

Posted 08.02.2012 | TV

It was perhaps their toughest challenge yet on the season finale of "Barter Kings" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on A&E). The set-up for the challenge was to get ...

D.M. Levine

Commodities Trader 'Ecstatic' At Drought-Driven Corn Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Across the Midwest, one of the worst droughts in decades is ravaging crops and driving the price of corn and other basics to record heights. It’s ba...