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James Rundle: HFT Inquiries Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

The announcement by the New York attorney general that the state would be investigating practices associated with high-frequency trading has caused a stir. But James argues that while it may grab headlines, any such investigation will have the wrong focus...

Waters | Opinion | High Frequency Trading | 04 Apr 2014


HFT as Seen Through an Op Risk Lens

At an operational risk conference, US Bancorp's head of quantitative analytics explained how the Flash Crash and HFT should be viewed through an operational risk lens.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 03 Apr 2014


Flash Boys: Michael Lewis' Latest Book Makes Waves Across the Capital Markets

The release of Michael Lewis' latest book, Flash Boys, has caused a stir on Wall Street. Since Monday, the author and his interviewees, as well as his depicted villains, have been plastered across television programs and the internet, defending and attacking...

Sell-Side Technology | Opinion | Algorithmic Trading | 02 Apr 2014


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

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