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High Frequency Trading

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...

High-Frequency Trading: Made-up and Real

Irene Aldridge | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Opinions on high-frequency trading run the gamut. On one hand we find individuals who fear that HF traders are nothing more than "hackers" seeking to game the markets. But the extent of their hiring implies that the industry is enormously profitable and here to stay.

Lawmakers Coming For Trading Robots

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel will examine computerized trading, after a recent series of t...

Wall Street Pioneer: This 'Has Absolutely No Social Value'

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

The man who built what was possibly the first stock-trading robot now worries they have too much sway over the market. In other news, Victor Frankenst...

A Lesson From The Heritage Foundation's Economic Freedom Index

Micah Hauptman | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Micah Hauptman

Other countries are using financial speculation taxes successfully; it's time we do too. The United States is in desperate need of a permanently robust and resilient economy. A financial speculation tax can help get us there.

Will Wall Street Heart Paul Ryan?

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business

Thing One: Will Wall Street ...

Stock Market Computer Glitch Plenty to Worry About

Ted Kaufman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Ted Kaufman

The markets don't belong only to people like Mr. Joyce; they should and must belong as well to individual investors. Congress and the regulators must recognize that action is long overdue.

Knight Falls Down in Its Heraldic Duties

John Bates | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
John Bates

They want to think that machines are biddable and programs run smoothly. But with traders and market makers creating and deploying new systems and algorithms constantly, the danger of something going wrong is inevitable.

Must-Have New High-Speed Trading Tool: Drones

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Drones: They're not just for killing any more. They're not just for killing people, I mean. Soon they will also be for killing your money, in the stock market.

Wall Street Robots Have Taken Over The Market, Horrifying GIF Shows

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

This is what it looks like when the robots take over the stock market.

The Fragility of the US Markets

Dave Lauer | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business
Dave Lauer

The U.S. markets are on the edge of chaos right now. We've been seduced by the technological beauty of these intricately interwoven systems but are now being betrayed by the chaos and non-linearity of their interactions with each other.

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.

Knight Gets $400 Million Lifeline

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business

* Investors get 70 percent-plus in company * Analyst says company likely to be broken up * CEO: Too soon to say if firm ...

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.

'Knight'mare Grows With Huge Loss

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

(Corrects third paragraph to say stock hit a 13-year low, not all-time low) * Knight CEO says firm has excess capital *...

D.M. Levine

SEC Approves New NYSE 'Dark Pool' Trading Platform | D.M. Levine | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business

Don't call it a dark pool. On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a new trading program at the New York Stock Exchange int...

D.M. Levine

Lawsuit Claims CME Group Favors High-Frequency Trading Machines Over Humans | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

A small band of humans is fighting what it warns is the rise of the machines in financial markets. A group of two dozen brokers and traders has sue...

D.M. Levine

Traders Probed For Buying And Selling To Selves | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

U.S. regulators are reportedly probing whether high-frequency trading firms have been conducting transactions with themselves in a potentially illegal...

D.M. Levine

Are There Too Many Stock Exchanges? | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

As stock market officials sound the alarm about rattled investor confidence in the wake of the botched Facebook initial public offering last month, so...

D.M. Levine

Market Regulator: We're Failing To Catch The 'Cheetahs' | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Regulators are trying to catch up with the "cheetahs." That's the nickname bestowed upon high-frequency traders by Bart Chilton, a commissioner at the...

Confronting High-Frequency Trading: David vs. Goliath's Evil Twin

Dave Lauer | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business
Dave Lauer

We have no shortage of great ideas for how to help dampen or eliminate the ill effects of high-frequency trading. We simply lack the will and the ability to push meaningful reform through our corporate-controlled, hyper-partisan government.

Nasdaq CEO Can't Wait For His 'Life To Get Back To Normal'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

Dear Facebook investors: Robert Greifeld is sorry you lost a bunch of money. And he'd really like you to leave him alone now. Greifeld -- chief exe...

D.M. Levine

What It Would Take To Make Everyday Investors Feel Safe Again | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

Joseph Saluzzi thinks high-frequency trading is ruining our stock markets. A founder of the institutional brokerage firm Themis Trading, Saluzzi i...