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- Rogue Algos, Splash Crashes and More Regulation in 2012?
- By Dr John Bates,  |  @02-21-12
One rogue algorithm will do more damage than any human fraud to date.
2011 was a turbulent year for capital markets, with market volatility, rogue traders and high frequency trading (HFT) hitting the headlines. It looks like 2012 might follow suit, which makes it more important than ever ...
- Sweden finds HFT effects "limited"
- By Philip Stafford in London  |  @02-21-12
The emergence of high-frequency trading has a limited effect on equity markets but increased the potential for market abuse while supervision is "insufficient", an investigation by Swedish regulators has concluded.
A report by Finansinspektionen (FI), the Swedish markets authority, into high-frequency and automated trading found that the ...
- Nanosecond Trading Could Make Markets Go Haywire
- By Brandon Keim  |  @02-20-12
The afternoon of May 6, 2010 was among the strangest in economic history. Starting at 2:42 p.m. EDT, the Dow Jones stock index fell 600 points in just 6 minutes. Its nadir represented the deepest single-day decline in that market's 114-year history. By 3:07 p.m., the index had ...
- High-Frequency Trading Approaches the Speed of Light
- By Adrianne Jeffries  |  @02-17-12
The finance industry is in a race against science being waged with transatlantic cables and ever-tinier chips. A new paper authored by a team of physicists, engineers and industry data experts explores what Physics of Finance blogger Mark Buchanan calls the "approaching singularity." Improvements in the technology behind ...
- Court Overturns Conviction of Ex-Goldman Programmer
- By PETER LATTMAN  |  @02-17-12
A federal appeals court reversed the conviction late Thursday of Sergey Aleynikov, a former Goldman Sachs programmer found guilty of stealing proprietary code from the bank's high-frequency trading platform.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned the conviction and ordered the trial court to enter ...
- Profiting from high-frequency trading
- By Eric St-Cyr  |  @02-16-12
Do you remember HAL 9000 from “2001 A Space Odyssey”? It was a mega computer on a spaceship that was prepared to do anything to conclude its mission. Arthur C. Clarke, the author of the book, was 10 years too early however. Since 2010, his vision has taken ...
- Maker taker model still generates controversy
- By Jim Kim  |  @02-16-12
The maker-taker pricing model that has captured the cash equities market has generated controversy in step with the rise of high-frequency trading. In particular, the rebate capture strategies that some high-frequency traders employ has come under fire.
The issue is hot again as Bank of America has taken over ...
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