Algorithmic trading

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,…

RSJ Implements Kx Systems' kdb+

The Prague-based proprietary trading shop, among the leaders in derivatives trading on NYSE Liffe, will use Kx's database and time-series analysis platform to support modeling for its algorithmic trading systems.

In Mifid II Talks, HFT Curbs Still on the Table

Panelists at TradeTech Europe, organized by WBR, said at the London event today that a range of potential restrictions for high-frequency trading (HFT) are still on the table, when it comes to discussions over the final form of the Markets in Financial…

Exchanges, Brokers Face HFT Surveillance Challenge

Although the benefits and drawbacks of high-frequency and algorithmic trading have been debated endlessly, the ability to perform competent and reliable surveillance on these operations is an area often relegated to the back rooms of conferences. James…

Saxo Bank Re-Launches MT4 Platform

Online trading specialist Saxo Bank has re-launched its MetaTrader 4 platform under the name SaxoMT4, with institutional business being handled through its French subsidiary, Saxo Banque.

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