Category Archives: Exchanges and Trading

Macro Analysis Winning over Bottoms-Up

Macro Forces in Market Confound Stock Pickers More and more investors aren't bothering to pore through corporate reports searching for gems and duds, but are trading big buckets of stocks, bonds and commodities based mainly on macro concerns. As a … Continue reading

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Quote Stuffing and Sub-Penny Prices Probed as Market Manipulations

They may have caused the Flash Crash.   One thing is clear, say traders and regulators: An eye-popping number of the stock quotes entered in the U.S. market's exchange system are canceled. For example, on Feb. 18, trading volume on the … Continue reading

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Flash Market Crash Is Still Under Investigation – NYTimes.com

The stock market mysteriously plunges 600 points — and then, more mysteriously, recovers within minutes. Over the next few weeks, analysts at Nanex, an obscure data company in the suburbs of Chicago, examine trading charts from the day and are … Continue reading

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May 6 Flash Crash Likely to Happen Again

WSJ 8/6: Legacy of the 'Flash Crash': Enduring Worries of Repeat Three months later, many market veterans have arrived at a disquieting conclusion: A flash crash could happen again because today's computer-driven stock market is much more fragile than many … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Beats the Markets

WSJ: Letting the Machines Decide One upstart in the AI race on Wall Street is Rebellion Research, a tiny New York hedge fund with about $7 million in capital that has been using a machine-learning program it developed to invest … Continue reading

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Did “Black Swan” Guy Contribute to Black Swan Event?

Download 2010-5-10 Did a Big Bet Help Trigger 'Black Swan' Stock Swoon On any other day, this $7.5 million trade for 50,000 options contracts might have briefly hurt stock prices, though not caused much of a ripple. But coming on … Continue reading

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Exchanges Agree in Principle on New Trading Rules – NYTimes.com

In a statement, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary L. Schapiro, said that the major exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq had “agreed on a structural framework, to be refined over the next day,” … Continue reading

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Origin of Wall Street’s Plunge Continues to Elude Officials – NYTimes.com

Through the day and into the evening, officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal agencies hunted for clues amid a tangle of electronic trading records from the nation’s increasingly high-tech exchanges. via www.nytimes.com

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The Day The Market Almost Died (Courtesy Of High Frequency Trading) | zero hedge

What happened today was no fat finger, it was no panic selling by one major account: it was simply the impact of everyone in the HFT community going from port to starboard on the boat, at precisely the same time. … Continue reading

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Twenty Best Financial Blogs

24/7 Wall Street Best Financial Blogs This is a list of independent blogs.  Several major media outlets have excellent blog sections, including Market Beat at WSJ.com, Fortune.com’s Apple 2.0 blog, Paul LaMonica at CNN Money and BloggingStocks at AOL (24/7 contributes content to this site.) Obviously, … Continue reading

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