HFT Firms Flood DC with Donor DollarsMay 17, 2013While lawmakers and regulators take a long hard look at high-frequency trading, the firms that trade near the speed of light are donating money like never before.
After the Hash Crash: Worrying About the Next GlitchApril 30, 2013After last week's Hash Crash, James Angel of Georgetown University told CNBC he's worried about the next glitch. Circuit breakers are in place, but he's not sure how they will react when the next stress hits.
Of Frogs, Boiling Water, Market Structure and TradingApril 17, 2013The sense that inertia and incrementalism are the only approaches to solving market inertia does not necessarily have to be the case. What may be required is a systemic review of market structure itself.
Paulson Eyes New Hedge Fund for Tax ExilesApril 12, 2013Wounded by huge losses and some staggering tax bills, Paulson eyes new fund to help other tax victims. Plus, funds attract $11B in February and the SEC seeks a hedge fund budget boost.
High Frequency Trading Loses Its LusterApril 04, 2013With profits down due to lower volumes and declining volatility in U.S. stocks, high-frequency traders face growing pressure to find new markets and innovate when speed is not enough.
Limit Up-Limit Down: Where’s the Limit?March 28, 2013It seems like the Limit Up-Limit Down rule is a blanket oversight that fails to tackle the real issue around extraordinary market volatility, the rise of high frequency trading and rogue algorithms.
Dark Pools Open Up About Surveillance MethodsMarch 27, 2013Brokers operating dark pools have come out with more sophisticated methods for preventing trades at bad prices and profiling client behavior — both in response to buy side concerns and regulatory scrutiny.
Columbia University Professor Analyzes HFTMarch 22, 2013Based on what it calls 'the first meta-analysis of HFT,' Columbia Business School Professor Charles Jones finds that high frequency trading benefits liquidity and lowers trading costs, echoing other academic studies.
Down Mexico WayFebruary 26, 2013Market structure in Mexico leads the way for Latin American electronic trading with some serious new infrastructure and support for local institutional trading and north to south flow from statistical arbitrage.
Mexico Revamps Infrastructure to Compete on the Global StageFebruary 06, 2013Latin America as a whole is demanding a lot of attention at the moment, but, argues Alice Botis, Head of Latin American Business Development at Fidessa, it’s critical to recognize the individual nuances of each country. Here, she throws the spotlight