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High Frequency Trading

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren's Trust Question Poses Problem For Wall Street Exec

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It seems like a simple question. With only 15 percent of Americans trusting the stock market and a declining percentage who invest in it...

Michael Lewis' Flash Boys

Robert Zevin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Robert Zevin

The real value of the book is that its detailed description of this particular scam provides a universal blueprint of the way all such scams work on Wall Street, throughout the financial industry.

Just Three Senators Attend Hearing On Rigged Stock Market

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The book “Flash Boys” sounded the alarm about a potentially rigged stock market system, prompting the Senate Homeland Security and G...

How the One Percent Is Stealing Your Money in the Stock Market

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You think that the broker has your best interest at heart. They are, after all, working for you. You are paying them a commission. And you are living in America, the land of "everyday low prices." But you have been misled.

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...

What Would Michael Lewis Do? Let's Ask Him

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

The language of finance is complicated. From the "turgid dialect" of Fedspeak to the rambling disclaimers on investment prospectuses, the industry embraces verbosity.

Derailing the High-Speed Trading Bullet Train Before It Crashes Our Economy

Sarah Anderson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

On May 6, 2010, the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its fastest nosedive ever. What happened? What's clear is that high-frequency trader accelerated the free fall by withdrawing from the market en masse. Four years after they caused the "Flash Crash," those speed demons still rule our financial markets.

Is The Stock Market Rigged?

Brian Schreiner | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Brian Schreiner

In this post, I address the assertion by Michael Lewis during his 60 Minutes interview and in his new book, "Flash Boys," that the market is "rigged" by high-frequency traders.

High-Speed Trading Firms Issued Subpoenas

AP | By MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An official familiar with the investigation said the New York Attorney General's Office has issued subpoenas to six firms and se...

5 Myths About High-Frequency Trading

Bob Swarup | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 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.

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

Mark Cuban | Posted 06.02.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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 ...