Is the SEC’s ‘Naked’ Access Ban Anti-Small Business?
Although it was a necessary step, particularly in the aftermath of the May 6 "Flash Crash," there is growing chatter within the trading community that the new regulation is likely to hurt smaller high-frequency trading operations.
HFTs Fear SEC's 'Naked' Access Ban May Squeeze Profits
Although the move by U.S. regulators to ban "naked" access to public markets has been lauded as a necessary risk curb, a portion of the high-frequency trading community is awash in concern the new rules will damage time-sensitive strategies.
Searching for Liquidity in Fragmented FX Pools
As FX ECNs and bank desks compete for buy-side order flow in an increasingly fragmented foreign exchange marketplace, asset managers are using algorithms as well as voice brokers to fill orders.
Are There Too Many Exchanges?
The stock exchanges continue to roll out new equity trading platforms, arguing that competition drives innovation. But some traders, fearing increased fragmentation, are calling for a moratorium on new exchanges.
Inside a Mini Flash Crash
Wall Street is looking to learn from its big, Earth-shaking mistakes but it has plenty to learn from the smaller ones.
The SEC Agenda: Hurry Up And Wait
Throughout the financial crisis, the SEC has identified a host of equity market structure issues that are critical to ensuring safe and fair trading. But, already burdened by enacting the Dodd-Frank financial reform act, the regulator isn't likely to enact any new rules too quickly.
CBOE to Deploy Correlix’s Latency Measurement Service
The Chicago Board Board Options Exchange announced it will use Correlix’s latency measurement service as part of a plan to allow traders to react more quickly to shifting market conditions and better manage latency performance.
Hiring Is Back on the Agenda for 2011
Sagging trading volumes and disappointing revenues have dampened expectations on Wall Street for a quick recovery. But industry insiders are cautiously optimistic about the hiring outlook for trading desks next year.
NSX Partners with Sidera Networks
NSX and Sidera announce Exchange in a Box, a new fiber-option-based network solution, allowing customers to connect with NSX in the New York Metro region at a reduced cost, in microseconds.