Algorithmic trading

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.

Instinet Unveils MAKE Algorithm Globally

Instinet, the equity execution services arm of the Tokyo-based Nomura Group, has launched what it has dubbed its MAKE algorithm, the broker’s latest addition to its Execution Experts algorithmic trading suite.

Indian Regulator Plans HFT Conference

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has announced plans for a two-day conference next week, aimed at discussing the market risks associated with algorithmic and high-frequency trading (HFT).

ITG Introduces Algo Prism in Canada

Agency broker and technology provider ITG has introduced ITG Algorithms Prism to the Canadian market, providing traders with up-to-the-second visibility into the behavior of its algorithms.

Does Speed Still Sell?

It’s been a very buy-side focused week, here at Sell-Side Technology. On Friday, we had the seventh annual Buy-Side Technology Awards, and around that, of course, all of the organizational and editorial work it entails. Thanks have to go to everyone…

Instinet Extends Nighthawk Algo to Japan

Instinet, the New York-based agency-only broker, has introduced Nighthawk VWAP, a variant of its Nighthawk algorithm, which provides buy-side firms with aggregated access to the pre-market volume-weighted average price (VWAP) crosses in Japan.

CSRC Widens Everbright Glitch Probe

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has announced that it will expand its investigation of trading systems to include all Chinese brokerages, following a glitch in Everbright Securities' high-frequency engine that caused it to mistakenly…

Futures Trading Algorithms Find Traction

Equities and futures microstructures have always functioned differently—and in terms of algorithmic application, the latter has always benefited from the adventures of the former. From order placement optimization to a revived debate on pricing…

Risk Management a Challenge When Algos Go Rogue

In an article published in May, Waters explored the problematic task of performing market surveillance in automated, high-frequency trading environments. Another challenging area for algorithmic trading is that of risk management, when questions of risk…

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,…

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