Category Archives: Trading

High-Frequency Trading of Stocks Is Two Critics’ Target – NYTimes.com

High-Frequency Trading of Stocks Is Two Critics’ Target – NYTimes.com.

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Why Are Investors Fleeing Equities? Hint: It’s Not the Computers – NYTimes.com

Why Are Investors Fleeing Equities? Hint: It’s Not the Computers – NYTimes.com.

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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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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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High-Frequency Stock Trading Catches Regulators’ Eyes – NYTimes.com

High-Frequency Stock Trading Catches Regulators’ Eyes – NYTimes.com.

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Why Levies on High-Speed Trading Won’t Work – WSJ.com

Why Levies on High-Speed Trading Won’t Work – WSJ.com. The typical high-frequency firm earns a profit of well under one-hundredth of 1% per transaction, say traders and analysts. A tax rate of just 0.01% “would instantly wipe out HFT,” says … 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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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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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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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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