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High Frequency Trading Evidence

Monday, June 12th, 2017

High Frequency Trading Evidence: The Academic Evidence   Overview and summary  Most analyses are based on equity markets.  Broad characteristics of HFTrs  Large in size and scope (market coverage)  Collocate.  A large share of message traffic.  Quick reaction to market information.  Trading styles  High rates of order […]

Where is the DJIA Headed?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

There has been lots of talk about a correction in the Dow lately, and not just the talk that’s always buzzing around with the bears.  We’ve definitely seen the DOW lose some steam, but after a solid run of 7000 points this is to be expected.  Yes, it has faltered, and is hanging around a […]

Remarks before Trader Forum 2014 Equity Trading Summit

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Remarks before Trader Forum 2014 Equity Trading Summit Commissioner Kara M. Stein Grand Hyatt, New York City Feb. 6, 2014 I am joining you today to speak about something we all care deeply about: our capital markets.  Just a few miles south of here, over two hundred years ago, a collection of traders and financiers […]

3 Potential Problems with High Frequency Trading Firms and Their HFT Software Algos

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Trading scenarios posed by Commissioner O’Malia at the May 16, 2013 open meeting during the presentation on Anti-disruptive Practices Authority – Interpretive Guidance and Policy Statement   There is a lot of controversy regarding high frequency trading software, and hft models. Like any new technology, good or bad comes down to how it is used. […]

A Quick Definition on What High Frequency Trading (HFT) is All About

Monday, September 30th, 2013

CFTC Technology Advisory Committee Sub-Committee on Automated and High Frequency Trading – Working Group 1   Participants • Joan Manley, George Pullen – CFTC • Sean Castette – Getco LLC • Colin Clark – NYSE Euronext • Chris Concannon – Virtu Financial LLC • Joseph Saluzzi – Themis Trading • Larry Tabb –Tabb Group • […]

What is High Frequency Trading? Here is a quick breakdown.

Monday, November 26th, 2012

You have probably heard of high frequency trading and may have also heard about the benefits of using this kind of trading when buying or selling securities. High frequency trading has been causing quite a stir in the financial markets and stock exchanges. Trading has undergone a facelift from the archaic paper floor traders to […]

High-Frequency Trading: Corporate super computers cornering the markets

Monday, November 19th, 2012

There is no doubt that most trading and data dissemination happens within super computers and large servers. These are conveniently located near huge exchanges to be able to capture data, transfer to third party systems and to make accurate calculations on what is relevant and what it not in an actual trading day. What seems […]

The Nerds on Wall Street – Evolution of High-Frequency Trading

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

High frequency trading has been one of the most controversial issues in the stock market lately and has been predicted to be the the entire future of stock market transactions. High frequency trading firms are using fast data transfer to make quick stock market trade decisions which can be as fast as a fraction of […]

Wall Street: The Speed Traders 60 Minutes Review

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

The stock market has gone from floor traders trading stock by hand to computers trading at lightning fast speeds. Speeds so fast that no human can predict what happens next as stocks are traded in the blink of an eye. Super computers are now the brains of executing stock market strategies. Super computers are programmed […]

A Closer Look at High Frequency Trading

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

High frequency trading strategies have been making impressive gains through up to date market information, automated trading and supplying needed algorithm information the predicts future market trends. But are all these things changing the way stocks are traded forever?  Before HFTs, stocks were traded in an open outcry system. But today interconnected and efficient computer […]