How RIM Murdered BlackBerry
RIM made a number of mistakes over the years that could now spell the end for Wall Street's formerly favorite smartphone.
Why Speed Traders Slow Down On Purpose
In his new book "Wait: The Art and Science of Delay," Frank Partnoy breaks down why even though speed is the lifeblood of a high-frequency trading operation, slowing down by a few milliseconds can mean bigger profits.
Twitter Double Outage Blamed On Bug
A double outage rocked Twitter on Thursday, as users worldwide reported significant down-time and slow service across the website and mobile applications of the microblogging platform.
Buy Side Really Wants Human Beings, Not Just Algos: Aite Survey
A new study by Aite Group found that buy-side firms are not happy with the current level of service provided by their broker-dealers. Buy-side firms expect their broker-dealers to provide value-added advisory services on trading analysis and timely support for electronic executions.
Is Enforcing the Volcker Rule an Impossible Task?
In a Q&A with Advanced Trading, Nice Actimize's Stephen Anikewich explains why the Volcker Rule with be a major puzzle for banks and regulators alike, and whether this holds any relevance to the buy-side in the long-run.
Black Box Funds Soar in May Despite Markets' Slide
A clutch of algo-driven hedge funds have profited from steep market losses in May, outperforming other hedge funds in a welcome turnaround for the black box sector that has struggled recently amid volatile markets.
Protesters Greet JPMorgan's Dimon In DC
JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon's highly anticipated appearance before lawmakers on Wednesday got off to a rocky start with multiple protesters disrupting the event.
Former Swiss Central Bank Head to Join BlackRock
Philipp Hildebrand, who
quit as chairman of the Swiss central bank in January over a
currency trading scandal, is joining BlackRock to
nurture the world's largest money manager's major client
relationships and reinforce its role as a financial crisis
Facebook Consultant: Website's Ads Work
Marketing on Facebook influences consumer behavior and leads to increased purchases for the brands that leverage the social-networking site, consulting company comScore said in a report released Tuesday.
Futures See Slight Rise on Spain; Worries Loom
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mildly higher open on Monday after euro zone finance ministers agreed on an aid package to help Spain, but worries persisted over the upcoming Greek election and the global growth outlook.
Vulture Funds Smell Blood from Spanish Bank Woes
A flock of "vulture" funds is circling over Madrid in the hope that a banking sector shakeout will finally deliver a bonanza of real estate and distressed company assets at rock bottom prices.