Media Room

Who's afraid of high-frequency trading?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Inside the offices of Tradeworx, an emerging player in the secretive and controversial world of high-frequency trading, it's dead quiet as staffers pore over the "tape," financial industry speak for the record of the day's transactions.

Source: ReutersDate: Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A Fairer Stock Market for All

Regulators are finally waking up to potential trading abuse.


Source: Barron'sDate: Monday, October 26, 2009

Staying Calm in a World of Dark Pools, Dark Doings

Is this a stock market or a maelstrom?

Source: Wall Street JournalDate: Saturday, October 24, 2009

Contribution defined?

Taxis and billboards that advertise the performance of asset management firms commonly use the image of the star fund or portfolio manager to lure investors. Your money is safe with him, or her, the message implies.

Source: The Trade NewsDate: Thursday, October 22, 2009

US: High frequency trading dominates the debate

Equity trading volumes in the US are now dominated by traders using powerful computer algorithms in a practice known as high frequency trading.

Source: Financial TimesDate: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Block Trade is Dying. Long Live Blocks

Institutional investors' ability to execute trades of large blocks of stock electronically has dropped notably over the last year and a half-as small trades under 400 shares have increased-with even top block-trading venues seeing a reversal as unlikely.

Source: Securities Industry NewsDate: Monday, October 19, 2009

High-speed traders benefit US equity market – Rosenblatt

The pros of high-frequency traders’ participation in the US equity market outweigh the cons, despite the negative press their influence has recently received, according to a new report from US agency broker Rosenblatt Securities.

Source: The Trade NewsDate: Thursday, October 08, 2009

SEC Puts Forward Plan to Ban Flash Orders - Regulators Worry Hedge Funds Get Unfair Advantage

Federal regulators turned their attention on Thursday to the fast-paced and sometimes opaque electronic trading systems that dominate financial markets, proposing to ban a type of trading that critics contend gives hedge funds and other financial firms an unfair advantage over individual investors.

Source: Washington PostDate: Friday, September 18, 2009

U.S. Proposes Ban on ‘Flash’ Trading on Wall Street

It is an obscure art of Wall Street, a technique that gives a scattering of traders an edge over everyone else — and the Securities and Exchange Commission wants to stamp it out.

Source: NY TimesDate: Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rosenblatt Levels the Playing Field

The introduction of third-party cloud computing and data storage offerings has allowed smaller firms to exploit infrastructure resources that were once limited to the largest bulge-bracket firms. DWT editor Rob Daly sits down with Raman Kannan, CTO of Rosenblatt Securities, to discuss how his firm has benefited from these new offerings.

Source: DWTDate: Monday, September 07, 2009


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