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Aggressive HFT and Volatility

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Co-authored with Steve Krawciw Aggressive HFT has long been associated with volatility. Several academic studies hypothesized that higher aggressiv...

Aggressive High-Frequency Trading in Equities

Irene Aldridge | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Aggressive high-frequency trading (HFT) is a classification of electronic trading strategies that rely on ultra-fast infrastructure and market orders to take advantage of news, predictive analytics or short-lived information asymmetries.

The Essentials of Leadership

Christa Dowling | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Christa Dowling

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~ E.E. Cummings (American Poet 1894-1962) The statement is like dusting off clichés of yeste...

Trends: All Finance Will Soon Be Big Data Finance

Irene Aldridge | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Today, real-time streaming data is widely available. The proliferation of data is significantly changing business models in financial firms, whether in market making or long-term portfolio management.

Riding Your 401(k) Through the Market's Rollercoaster Ride

Catherine Golladay | Posted 04.05.2015 | Money
Catherine Golladay

In such volatile times, it's important to remember that panic isn't a strategy, especially with an investment as long-term in nature as a 401(k).

Monkey or Tai Chi Master? Dealing With Market Volatility

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 12.21.2014 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

The Way of the Tai Chi Master is not an easy course to follow at first, especially with all those Monkeys chattering around you. But with practice, you can learn to accept volatility for what it truly IS: the natural state of affairs.

4 Year-end Portfolio Moves

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

October is month when leaves are changing color, there's a nip in the air signaling the beginning of fall, and of course... stock market corrections!

Food Prices: Always Too High or Too Low

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

The governance arrangements of international agricultural commodity markets are ripe for an overhaul to reflect not only the changes in markets, consumption patterns and technologies of the past 40 years, but also to actively engage in the challenges of the future.

11 Charts That Illuminate the Past, Present and Future of Bitcoin

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

Bitcoin, the new digital currency, remains a mystery to many. There is no better way to lift the fog surrounding bitcoin than to let the data speak. A...

Day Trading Your 401(k)? 6 Reasons To Stop Now

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Are you day trading your 401(k) at work? Shame on you! We all know that day trading is a recipe for disaster. Or do we?

Avoid the Freak Out!

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Remember, market corrections are a part of investing, like it or not. Stick with your plan.

The Most Dangerous Time in the Stock Market

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

We are in a dangerous time in the stock market. It's not a dangerous time because of a crisis or volatility. It's dangerous time because investors start to become overconfident.

Warning: Is Your Risk Tolerance Increasing?

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Sometimes investors will confuse recent successes and tend to be more aggressive. It can give you a false sense of investment prowess. Then things turn south, and you pay for it. So how does a poor investor figure out their risk tolerance?

Friedman and I on Bitcoin

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

The price action in Bitcoin confirms my diagnosis. In January 2013, one could buy a Bitcoin for about $13. By late November, one Bitcoin would have set a buyer back more than $1,100.

Moving Past the Commodity Supercycle: Are We There Yet?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Some analysts are predicting that the commodity price boom of the new millennium as something that has played itself out. Have we entered a phase of descending commodity prices in general?

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.

See You at the Bottom

David Crisanti | Posted 06.01.2012 | Money
David Crisanti

Investing is a voluntary activity, and it is our decision as investors, even part-timers, how much we choose to understand the products we trade. The information is generally out there, and if it's not, we can choose to pass.

Healthy Pull-Back?

Michael Farr | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

The media were all abuzz following yesterday's much-anticipated sell-off in stocks. Prior to yesterday's 1.5 percent drop, the S&P 500 had gone 44 st...

What CEOs and Hedge Funds Don't Want the 99% to Understand

Roger Martin | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business
Roger Martin

Stock-based compensation has produced a volatility machine and that volatility is wrecking the American economy, while it makes CEOs and hedge fund managers rich.

Economy Heating Up, or False Alarm?

Michael Farr | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

Optimism over the economic recovery has increased over the past week as several economic indicators have come in better than expected.

Jobs Report Feel Good

Michael Farr | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

We expect a muddle-through economy for a few years in the US as the consumer and governments deleverage. As world events evolve, it is important not to become overly ebullient or fearful.

Is Current Volatility Unprecedented? The Answer Depends on How Volatility Is Measured

Irene Aldridge | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Irene Aldridge

The current financial markets are experiencing high volatility, gaining and losing in excess of 3% on a given day. Whether the current volatility is without a precedent, however, depends on how volatility is measured.

Explaining The Roller Coaster Ride Of The Super Rich

WSJ | Robert Frank | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

By Robert Frank of the Wall Street Journal The Saturday Essay on the rise of the "High-Beta Rich" and growing volatility of the 1 percent generat...

Support for Big Government Jobs Program Has Evaporated

Chriss Street | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Chriss Street

In a stunning reversal of voter opinions since the first weekend in August, the Rasmussen reports national telephone survey reveals that "Likely U.S. ...

Friday Sell-Offs Cap Fourth Straight Week Of Market Losses

AP | DANIEL WAGNER and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A growing belief that the U.S. economy may be headed toward recession gave the stock market its fourth straight week of losses. The ...