Feb
15

Greek HFT rumors leads to late stock rally

HFT had a significant impact in the market place today as stocks rallied due to rumors of the Greeks launch of Hight Frequency Trading buy programs.

You can find the full article on THE STREETS.COM

 

Feb
13

BusinessWeek – High-Frequency Trades, CFTC Budget, Trading Tax: Compliance

The liquidity rule may increase costs for high-frequency trading companies and place them at a disadvantage to other traders who are allowed to withdraw from the market, NYSE Euronext warned when the plans were announced last year

High-frequency traders may win a partial reprieve from proposed European Union rules designed to prevent a repeat of the so-called flash crash after banks and exchanges including Deutsche Bank AG and NYSE Euronext warned they could damage markets and lead to an exodus of traders.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE 

 

Nov
02

SeekingAlpha – European Summit: A Plan With No Details

The high-frequency-trading algo computers notice the movement and jump in, followed quickly by momentum traders, and the market melts up. Because a significant risk was removed. But not without cost. Let’s go back to where I noted that Italian interest 

Exactly what happened in Europe on Friday? The market reacted like it was the Second Coming of the Solution to End All Solutions. No problem here! The European debt crisis is solved! But if you look deeply (almost always dangerous when it comes to Europe) there is more to the market “melt-up” than simple euphoria and relief…

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE  

Oct
12

First ever HFT happy hour in London

Tomorrow, October 13, 2011 will be the first High Frequency Trading happy hour held in London. All your big hitters including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, DE Shaw and SBS Securities are just a few names attending.  This is an excellent opportunity for professionals in the speed-trading world to network! See link below to SBWire for more information.

Link to SBWire

Oct
11

More Regulation?

Should we leave them alone?  It appears most of the current High Frequency Trading news is about increasing regulation/restrictions on this practice. Some say it’s unfair. The SEC is starting to get their fingers in the mix.  A summit is set on October 14, 2011 for regulators from the U.S., Europe and Asia at the U.K. Financial Service Authority.   See the link below for news relating to this topic by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Link to BusinessWeek Article

 

Oct
11

Huffington Post – SEC May Monitor High-Frequency Trading With Consolidated Audit Trail

This type of trading, called high-frequency trading, accounts for 53 percent of all transactions in the US stock market, up from just 26 percent in 2006, and it has reaped $12.9 billion in profits over the last two years, according to the Tabb Group.

By Ben Moshinsky

Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) — Mary Schapiro, the chairwoman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and regulators from the U.S., Europe and Asia will meet in London to discuss high- frequency trading, said two people with knowledge of the discussions.

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Oct
10

Forbes – Alex P. Keaton: An Alternative History – Current Trend

After reading numerous articles relating to HFT, I must conclude that High Frequency Trading is currently one of few best-kept secrets and definitely the future of investing. Majority of the general public has no idea that more than half of equity trading is done by some form HFT. As High Frequency Trading gains more attention in the public eye, resentful attackers will try to crucify this new target.   Check out this article from Forbes as it depicts the fictional character Alex P. Keaton from the ‘80’s TV show “Family Ties” as he goes though the hottest Wall Street trends.

Link to Forbes Article

Oct
05

Business Week – EU Finance Tax Could Cut High-Frequency Trading, Bergmann Says

By Ben Moshinsky Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) — A proposed European tax on financial transactions could cut high-frequency trading by as much as 90 percent “in some market segments,” Manfred Bergmann, a European Commission official, said in a speech in Oxford, 

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) — A proposed European tax on financial transactions could cut high-frequency trading by as much as 90 percent “in some market segments,” Manfred Bergmann, a European Commission official, said in a speech in Oxford, England, today.

FULL ARTICLE

Oct
05

FOX BUSINESS – EU Tax Official: Transaction Tax Would Cut Trading Volumes

The Foresight project is a review of High Frequency Trading by the UK’s Government Office for Science. It states that “Much of what has transpired [from HFT] in markets is for the good: liquidity has been enhanced, transactions costs have been lowered, 

OXFORD, England -(Dow Jones)- A proposed tax on financial transactions in the European Union would cut securities trading volumes by up to 20% and cut trading volumes in derivatives by as much as 90%, a senior European Commission tax official said Tuesday.

FULL ARTICLE

Oct
04

FORBES – Occupy Wall Street? Do you even understand Wall Street?

Go ahead, Occupy Wall Street until your heart is content, but could you please be a little more specific on who or what you are angry at? The Sell-side? The Buy-side? Financial advisors? Retail traders? Mutual funds? The Sales traders? The Execution traders? The Market makers?  The flow traders? The Research analysts? The Quants? The High Frequency traders? The Administrative Assistants? The Human Resource departments? The IT departments? Prime Brokerage sales? The Risk Managers? I am confused.

Do you even know the difference between sell-side and buy-side? Or is it everyone you are angry at and just taking the lazy short-cut and calling the whole group “Wall Street” because you have failed, on your own, to take the time to really understand the industry you are protesting? ….

FULL ARTICLE

 

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