Is Trading Via Microwaves Ready for Prime Time? May 08, 2013As traders look for the fastest way to trade, one connectivity provider may have an answer: Sending data and trade orders via microwaves. So, what happens when it rains? Differences Between Dark and Lit Trading May 02, 2013Distinguishing between "dark and lit" trading venues in strategy discussions must consider the order size because small trades parsed algorithmically across venues have a different impact on information leakage than block trades. HFTs Chase Speed Despite Risks and Regulations May 02, 2013Like an addict chasing the next high while evading their family, the police and reality, high frequency traders are in a similar state of denial. HFT Debate: Two Experts Square Off On Market Structure May 01, 2013Professor Bernard Donefer of Baruch College and Sal Arnuk, Partner at Themis Trading went head-to-head on regulation, technology and politics surrounding the controversial practice of HFT. Regulators vs HFT Firms Debate: Who Blinks First? April 19, 2013The confusion around high frequency trading and algorithmic trading is not helping the discussion of new regulations. Corporate Bond Market Needs Price Discovery Overhaul —Report April 16, 2013As buy side firms scramble for liquidity in corporate bonds, a new report Tabb Group lays out the need for a new price discovery mechanism with new tools and pricing sources to replace traditional phone-based quoting. Barclays Unveils Automated Capital Commitment for Algo Trading April 12, 2013The feature —available for equity algorithmic trading — allows buy-side clients to gain access to liquidity while transferring risk and lowering the cost of execution on each algorithmic order. Quantopian and Upgrade Capital Offer Algo Development Competition April 09, 2013The competition will offer students with an interest in quantitative finance the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with algo development. PDQ Enterpises Inks Deal with Orbis Systems April 01, 2013Retail institutional clients will gain direct access to PDQ's ATS and "electronic algorithmic trading crowd" via the Orbis trading platform. Winton Capital’s Hedge Fund Closes Amid No Interest March 28, 2013One of the world’s largest hedge funds Winton Capital announced that its Henri Capital spinout will close after two years of trading due to a lack of clients. Self-Learning Algorithms: The New Frontier for Trading and Market Surveillance March 28, 2013Self-learning techniques, such as machine learning or arificial intelligence, offer a potential route for smart algos to identify new trading patterns and can also be used to discover new patterns of market abuse. SEC Approves Nasdaq Payback Plan for Botched Facebook IPO March 26, 2013UBS, Citi and others are not pleased with the $62 million settlement and may still sue. HFT: A Clear and Present Danger? March 21, 2013In January 2013, Congressman Edward J Markey declared that HFT represents a clear and present danger and should be curtailed immediately. Is he right? What Need for Speed? March 18, 2013So you think our modern market has fewer opportunities for gaming? Think again. A brief history of how someone can beat you in the market. HFT Profits Shrinking? The Data Doesn't Lie March 18, 2013Whether high-frequency trading is good for investors or bad, one fact that no one disputes is the drastic drop in HFT profits. The Buy Side's Elusive Hunt For Alpha March 11, 2013The buy side is crunching transaction data, automating algorithmic trading decisions and building analytics in an effort to more effectively track down alpha. Bitter Hedge Fund Divorce Battles For Custody of the Algos March 08, 2013A long-running divorce between two hedge fund giants isn't over who gets the mansion or the yacht - but who gets to keep the trading algorithms. Lightspeed Adds Pairs Trading via Chronos Technologies March 08, 2013The electronic broker teamed up with Chronos Technologies to offer pairs trading to retail traders and institutions. Meet The Unquantables: The SEC's Quant Team Briefs the FBI March 06, 2013The jig’s up. The SEC’s team of quants is briefing the FBI and other regulatory bodies about how you trade and evade at high speeds. ConvergEx's Pre-Market Algo Could Help Traders Find Liquidity at Volatile Time of Day March 04, 2013The automated tool is aware of the idiosyncratic nature of the pre-market session, when prices are erratic and volume is thin.