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High Frequency Trading

5 Myths About High-Frequency Trading

Bob Swarup | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

For better or for worse, high-frequency trading is a part of our financial landscape today. This is an economic arms race, and there are risks involved.

High-Frequency Trading Marks High Water of Financial Corruption

David Paul | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
David Paul

When a person or firm makes too much money for too long, it turns heads. And so it was with Steven A. Cohen. Year after year, Cohen's firm, SAC Capital, beat the Street. Big bets, the theory went.

Make the "Rigged" Markets Work for You

Dan Solin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

How do you position yourself to benefit from the positive effects of high-frequency trading, while avoiding its perils?

Institutional Corruption in High Frequency Trading

Luka Orešković | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Luka Orešković

A big portion of this trend can be blamed on the great recession, and what is seen as a suddenly realized peril of even seemingly solid and famous institutions going down as they succumbed to high-risk operations in the market.

Wall Street's Problem

Dave Lauer | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Dave Lauer

Is the stock market rigged? This is the hot-button question of the day. With all due respect, it's a stupid question. It's a stupid question for which the answer doesn't even matter.

The Idiot's Guide to High Frequency Trading

Mark Cuban | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

If you know that by getting to the front of the line you are able to see or anticipate some material number of the trades that are about to happen, you are GUARANTEED to make a profit. What is the definition of a rigged market? When you are guaranteed to make a profit.

Flash Boys Puts a Flashlight on Dark, Predatory HFT Trading

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 04.03.2014 | 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.

High Frequency Trading, and Proof That the SEC Approach to Insider Trading Is Completely Wrong

Mark Cuban | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

The SEC continues to think insider trading enforcement is the way to increase confidence in the markets. It is not.

Zach Carter

The Worst Response Yet To The New Michael Lewis Book

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Grading The Truthiness Of All The Michael Lewis Haters

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business

Skilled Wall Street-botherer Michael Lewis has a new book out claiming the stock market is hopelessly rigged against investors, and the backlash from ...

FBI Investigating High-Frequency Traders: WSJ

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business

A senior FBI official has said the agency is investigating high-speed traders over whether they base trades on nonpublic information, according The Wa...

Sketchy Wall St. Practice Under Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

March 18 (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether U.S. stock exchanges and alternative tradi...

High-Speed Trading's New Must-Have Tool: Frickin' Laser Beams

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business

High-speed traders have had enough of using sluggish microwaves, millimeter waves and fiber-optic cables like it's the 1950s or something. Now they ar...

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.

'Fixing' Technology Complexity on Wall Street: No More Whack-a-Mole

Dave Lauer | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Dave Lauer

While supporters of the current system like to brush off criticism of our new electronic stock markets as the dinosaurs' last gasp, they fail to recognize that the public itself has started to share these concerns.

Wall Street and a world without belief

Robert Teitelman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The mood on Wall Street these waning days of summer has an odd, air-less quality. The markets have had a nice run, at least until recently, buoyed by ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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...

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

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 ...

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.