Category Archives: Exchanges and Trading

Timely light on murky areas of trading – FT.com

Timely light on murky areas of trading – FT.com. Jeremy Grant article on Scott Patterson’s book, “Dark Pools”

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The Dark Pool Truth About What Really Goes On In The Stock Market | ZeroHedge

The Dark Pool Truth About What Really Goes On In The Stock Market | ZeroHedge.

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Networks Built on Milliseconds – WSJ.com

Networks Built on Milliseconds – WSJ.com.

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Mishap at BATS Stock Exchange Is Indicative of Market – NYTimes.com

Mishap at BATS Stock Exchange Is Indicative of Market – NYTimes.com.

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Stock Market’s Sharp Swings Grow More Frequent – NYTimes.com

Stock Market’s Sharp Swings Grow More Frequent – NYTimes.com.

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SEC Looks Into Effect of ETFs – WSJ.com

SEC Looks Into Effect of ETFs – WSJ.com. ETFs, which typically track market indexes, trade on exchanges like stocks. Exchange-traded funds have surged in popularity and now generate 35% to 40% of exchange trading volume, according to Morningstar Inc. Such … Continue reading

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Fast Traders, in Spotlight, Battle Rules – NYTimes.com

Fast Traders, in Spotlight, Battle Rules – NYTimes.com.

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Andy Kessler: Make Way for the Virtual Exchange – WSJ.com

Andy Kessler: Make Way for the Virtual Exchange – WSJ.com. So we need markets. But we barely need humans and traditional exchanges anymore to implement these markets. And certainly not inside a building, as voices now carry to the far … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Connection: Nasdaq, VIX Creator Plan ‘Alpha Indexes’ – WSJ.com

The stock exchange tapped a duo that includes Robert Whaley, who developed the CBOE Market Volatility Index, to design the new "Alpha Indexes." With regulators' approval, Nasdaq will offer derivatives to bet on or guard against moves in the new … Continue reading

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Lone Sale of $4.1 Billion in Contracts Led to ‘Flash Crash’ in May – NYTimes.com

In a long-awaited report on one of wildest days in Wall Street’s history, regulators said that the automated sale of a large block of futures by a mutual fund — not named in the report, but identified by officials as … Continue reading

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