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3 Reasons Why Wall Street Wants You to Fail

Timothy Sykes | Posted 07.27.2014 | Money
Timothy Sykes

It's time you get mad and take control of your destiny instead of feeding fees to others.

World Cup Sentiment Offers Insight into the Global Consciousness

John Bates | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
John Bates

Twitter mining is becoming the next big thing in algorithmic trading; with sentiment analysis being used to try to qualify and quantify the emotional chatter around a particular market.

Flashback to Black Monday

John Bates | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
John Bates

Regulators and other agencies need systems that are not only as fast as HFT trading platforms but are also smarter, sniffing out and alerting the authorities as and when something anomalous is happening rather than after the fact.

5 Things You Need to Know to Profit in Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As an investor, misunderstandings and overreaction can offer some of the best opportunities to profit. Here, five widely held beliefs are challenged and attractive investment strategies revealed.

9 Reasons to Quit Buy-and-Hold Now!

Brian Schreiner | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
Brian Schreiner

Even a simple trend following strategy, such as buying stocks when they are above their 200-day moving average and going to cash when they are below it may be able to help you preserve your assets during the next bear market.

Institutionalized Fraud: How Wall Street Survives on Predicting the Past

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Jeff Schweitzer

We can just make stuff up with aplomb. One day we say the market rises as "investors cheer" good employment numbers; the very next day we attribute the decline to "structural problems" and look forward to a long decline! Were those structural problems not present yesterday when investors were cheering?

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.

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?

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.

Beyond the 'Battle of the Quants': The Art of Big Data

James Grundvig | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
James Grundvig

In the last dozen years there have been many discoveries on evolution: blond hair came into existence around 20,000 years ago, the spoken language in ...

Finally, the End of the Five-Year Armageddon Trade?

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.

5 Ways to Profit From Lessons Learned Abroad

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

While raising interest rates may dampen falls in a country's currency in the short term, this is not always enough to calm a sell-off and a higher interest rate can hamper growth, squeezing the country further.

Book Review: The Meltdown of Knight Capital, Captured in Detail in Knightmare on Wall Street

James Grundvig | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
James Grundvig

The August 2003 blackout of the northeast United States was a system of systems failure, in which things didn't go as planned, alarms didn't trigger, ...

China Versus U.S.A.

Ryan McMunn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

I do believe that China has a very bright future. However, until these structural flaws are addressed by the Chinese government, China will not overtake the U.S. as the global economic leader.

Solving the Mystery of Passive Asset Class Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

While appropriate index investing may be a superior strategy to buying individual stocks or investing in actively managed mutual funds, you may also want to consider the benefit of using passive asset class funds.

Better Late Than Never: DTC to Propose Fair Procedures to Lift DTC Chills

Gary Emmanuel | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Gary Emmanuel

If you're not a securities professional, chances are you've never heard of the DTC. While the three-letter acronym, DTC, can easily be mistaken for th...

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.

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...

Men of Steel: How Retail Investors Saved the Muni Market

John Bagley | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
John Bagley

Everyone knows that retail investors play a major role in the municipal bond market. But the power of retail investors to turn the tide in munis was never before as evident as it was last month.

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

Nick Beecroft | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Nick Beecroft

I never thought the day would come when I was so nauseatingly sanguine about the prospects for markets and for many major economies (although not the Eurozone, of course). Let's start with China.

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...

Bosoms and Big Brass Ones

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.28.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

It takes some big brass ones to dismiss more than half the world's population as being irrational, hormonally-driven basket cases incapable of serious work. It's even more ironic to make that claim while speaking at UVA, home of two of the most famous fearless female gladiators in all of higher education.

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 ...

3 Ways Cyprus Is a 'Game Changer' for Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

With the Fed likely to remain accommodative, bullish market sentiment may continue to overshadow concerns elsewhere. However, Cyprus has highlighted that we're far from an end to the crisis.

While You Were Sleeping

Richard C. Leone | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Richard C. Leone

While there have always been wide fluctuations in the markets -- booms and busts -- what is novel has been the system of financial rewards for key participants that evolved during the late 20th century.