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High Frequency Trading

Big Bank Time Bomb Ticking

Ted Kaufman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

What is so abundantly clear is that the lack of transparency in derivatives trading, and the sheer complexity that is a by-product of that lack of transparency, really can make them "financial weapons of mass destruction."

Floor Traders Upset Over CME Group's Changes

Gino Vicci | Posted 07.18.2012 | Chicago
Gino Vicci

Amid pressure from the nation's largest grain association and "significant feedback," the CME Group Inc. backed off a proposed plan to extend trading hours in grain futures and options, but only by one hour.

Critics Weigh in on High-Frequency Trading on Flash Crash Anniversary

Gino Vicci | Posted 05.09.2012 | Chicago
Gino Vicci

On May 6, 2010, cascading prices triggered computer sell orders from high-frequency traders that sent securities prices plunging. Still, regulators admit they don't fully understand how best to regulate high-frequency trading.

Wall Street's Speed Demons: A 10-Point Primer

Sarah Anderson | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business
Sarah Anderson

Who are "high-frequency traders"? And what sort of games are they playing with our economic future? Here are 10 things you should know.

Light-Speed Trading: What Could Go Wrong?

Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Serious people are seriously contemplate giving Wall Street traders particle accelerators expressly for the purpose of high-speed trading.

Deal With It: A Veteran Trader's Take on High-Frequency Trading

Gino Vicci | Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago
Gino Vicci

The high-speed trades driven by computers are in the cross-hairs of regulators in Washington. In spite of the controversy, some in the industry say high-frequency trading should be allowed to run its course.

'Milestone' Case Punishes High Frequency Trading Firm

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

U.S. regulators' $14 million settlement with high-frequency trading firm Optiver over oil price manipulation in 2007 is a "milestone" victory in their...

Firm To Pay Big For Using 'The Hammer' To Influence Oil Prices

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

* Dutch firm accused of manipulating oil prices * CFTC case one of largest involving oil price manipulation * No admissi...

Some High-Frequency Trading Proves Infeasible

Irene Aldridge | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Recent arguments accuse high-frequency traders (HFTs) of a specific market distortion scheme. The HFTs, the argument goes, use their soon-to-be-cancelled limit orders to mislead large investors about the shape of the supply and demand curve.

D.M. Levine

Is This Speed Trader Killing Wall Street? | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Mark Gorton is sitting in the Zen garden on the roof of his office in downtown Manhattan, squinting into the sunlight and telling me he's not evil. ...

Ominous Rumblings on Stock Exchanges

Ted Kaufman | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Ted Kaufman

We must insist on more transparency and a return to markets that are fair to all investors. The tremors keep happening. We can't afford to wait until after the next catastrophic eruption.

D.M. Levine

SEC Fails To Regulate High-Frequency Trading | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission does not currently have the ability to fully monitor what, by most accounts, makes up a majority of the stock t...

D.M. Levine

Don't Blame The Robots | D.M. Levine | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

Don't call it a flash crash. Last Friday, when BATS, one of the country's leading venues for the controversial practice known as high frequency tr...

HFT and the Fidgeting Fingers of the Invisible Hand

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Is the SEC looking into traditional malfeasance -- the usual seamy kickbacks or bribes -- or the more esoteric: faster portals into exchange servers for certain select customers? This range of "advantages" may be built into the very concept of HFT. Will the SEC put HFT itself on trial?

Company Withdraws IPO, After Series Of Glitches

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 05.23.2012 | Business

A bad day for leading high frequency trading exchange BATS just got much worse -- and high-speed trading may have been the culprit. The third-bigge...

Apple's Flash Crash

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Call it a very bad day for flash traders. On the very day that BATS, short for Better Alternative Trading System, one of the larger high-frequency ...

Watchdog Chasing After These Speedy Firms

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business

March 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. securities watchdog is looking at whether some high-frequency trading firms have used their close links to computerise...

High Frequency Trading: The Party Might Get a Little Less Wild

John Bates | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
John Bates

The detection of abusive patterns must happen in real-time, before any suspicious behavior has a chance to move the market. Sensing and responding to market patterns before aberrations or errors have a chance to move prices is the right thing to do -- in all asset classes.

Business at the Speed of Light: What Is a Millisecond Worth?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business
Tony Greenberg

In the low-latency world of high-frequency trading, some will lose, no matter how smart their systems and people. Can you catch up? Or should we slow them down?

The Market Robots Strike Again

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

Where is John Connor when you need him? We might need some help handling some robots. At about 10 a.m. on the East Coast, just after the Federal Re...

Italian Borsa Move May Breed Brave New World of Algos

John Bates | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
John Bates

The Borsa's solution, especially if it is embraced by other trading destinations, may spawn a new generation of intelligent "sensing" algos.

Google Goggles: Seven And A Half Things To Know

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

There are 17 different things a guy can do when he lies to give him away, but there are only seven and a half things you need to know today. Here they...

SEC Expands A Major Stock-Market Probe

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

* SEC probe expands to popular ETFs, delay in trades -source * One large, failed trade sparks SEC interest * ETF industr...

The World's Next Top (Economic) Model

Sharan Burrow | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business
Sharan Burrow

We are not looking to the World Economic Forum delegates to reinvent the wheel. What we need is for our political leaders to look beyond the narrow and restrictive prism of austerity to put jobs and growth at the center of plans to reboot the global economy.

2012 Predictions: What to Expect in Capital Markets

John Bates | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business
John Bates

Here are nine capital markets predictions for 2012.