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FBI Probes Ultrafast Trading

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating high-speed buying and selling of securities on US markets, in an attempt to determine whether firms engaged in this practice are contravening rules on insider trading.

Sell-Side Technology | News | Algorithmic Trading | 01 Apr 2014


Ex-Cantor Team Launches Lucera, Targets High-Frequency FX

The low-latency infrastructure provider has set out to offer the industry a flexible cost scheme that is particularly applicable to trading in fragmented markets like foreign exchange (FX).

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Infrastructure Technologies | 20 Feb 2014


Deutsche Börse Preps for HFT Regulation

Deutsche Börse has released version 14.0 of its electronic trading system, Xetra.

Sell-Side Technology | News | Exchanges | 30 Oct 2013


BSC Proposal to Introduce HFT Tax Criticized

Late last week, the UK's Business Select Committee (BSC) called for the introduction of a tax on high-frequency trading (HFT) activities, a move that has been roundly criticized by the financial services sector.

Sell-Side Technology | News | High Frequency Trading | 29 Jul 2013


Opening Cross: The Early Bird Catches the Attention of the Authorities

The low-latency data race is often compared to Formula One racing because of its speed and its use of cutting-edge technologies. Yet in F1 qualifying, being first on track is typically the domain of slower teams seeking empty track to set a time before...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 12 Jul 2013


TR Halts Early Data Release for HFTs

Thomson Reuters is to stop providing early access to the University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey results to high-frequency traders, and will instead release it at the same time that it makes the information available to other subscribers, under...

Inside Market Data | News | Organization & Management | 08 Jul 2013


Opening Cross: Kim and Kanye Aren’t the Only Ones Looking ‘North’

For years, since the introduction of algorithmic—and its evolution into high-frequency—trading, disgruntled investors, brokers and advisors have complained that these new, fast markets disadvantage traditional retail or institutional flow. Some do...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 01 Jul 2013


‘Non-Toxic' Aequitas Exchange's Secret Data Offering Awaits Patent

Aequitas Innovations, a new proposed Canadian exchange set up by six major Canadian dealers and investment firms with former executives of the Alpha ATS-turned-exchange that was acquired by TMX Group almost a year ago, has filed for a patent to protect...

Inside Market Data | News | Exchange Data | 28 Jun 2013


xCelor Preps Stripped Switch for Low-Latency Data Multiplexing

Chicago-based data technology and feed handler vendor xCelor is testing the prototype of a stripped-down switch that provides data multiplexing -- sending copies of the same data from one incoming stream to multiple outgoing ports -- with less than two...

Inside Market Data | News | Data Delivery Technologies | 24 Jun 2013


Lessons from the Hash Crash

Over the past few months, a series of glitches similar to the one that caused the Hash Crash has made it clear that the financial markets are at the mercy of high-frequency trading machines. Some of these systems feed mostly on social media content, raising...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 18 Jun 2013

NOW OPEN -- Inside Market Data Awards 2014

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Call-for-entry and voting are now open for the 12th annual Inside Market Data Awards 2014, which take place in New York on May 21. For more details of the criteria across the call-for-entry and voting categories that recognize industry excellence within market data and reference data click here.


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