Posts tagged Flash Crash

Flash Crash in Cocoa Futures

Yikes, since the May 6, 2010 Flash Crash, we have seen continuous mini flash crashes in all kinds of single stocks, and one foreign stock index(DAX).  We have seen weird stuff in the futures markets too-flash rallies and crashes.  Yesterday, …






Year in Review

Just read Dave Berry’s Year in Review.  Always funny.  This paragraph made me laugh out loud, “But the big financial news is the May 6stock market “Flash Crash.” The Dow at one point is down nearly 1,000 points, including a …






Top Chart of 2010

There are a lot of 2010 summaries going around.  I just read a top ten charts, and the charts are all federal deficit and spending charts.  Other round ups will point to the Tea Party, events like the World Cup, …






Ban on Stub Quotes

Nothing to see here, move along. The SEC is going to ban stub quotes.  A stub quote is a placeholder quote.  It is something way off the market.  If there were a true central limit order book for stocks, you’d …






Paul Tudor Jones, The Flash Crash and Limits

Paul Tudor Jones runs a multi-billion dollar hedge fund.  He is very experienced in the market place.  His opinion should be not taken lightly.  He has traded through a lot of crazy markets, and seen the evolution of the marketplace …






Barron’s Jim McTague on the Flash Crash (or I told you so)

Nice to get validation. In Barron’s today Jim McTague has an article on the flash crash too. Apparently the SEC is selling and no one else is buying. Here is the article in it’s entirety. It’s pretty good journalism. Wish …






Barron's Jim McTague on the Flash Crash (or I told you so)

Nice to get validation. In Barron’s today Jim McTague has an article on the flash crash too. Apparently the SEC is selling and no one else is buying. Here is the article in it’s entirety. It’s pretty good journalism. Wish …






More Data on the Flash Crash

Data is good if it has a context.  The SEC did an investigation of the flash crash and once their statement was out I wondered what they really looked at.  When the sausage gets made in Washington DC it’s not …






SEC Points Fingers, and Some Fingers Are Going Up….

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) leaked it’s investigation of the May 6 flash crash.  While the investigation isn’t out, the leaks are pointing to one trade made at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange ($CME).  Waddell and Read ($WDR) placed a …






The Flash Crash, HFT, Quote Stuffing

The flash crash of last May clearly struck a nerve deep within financial psyche.  The SEC began speaking about it again yesterday.  Volume in currency (FX) has exploded.  There are new worries that a “flash crash” type situation could happen …






One Analysis of the Flash Crash

The Flash Crash of May 6 still sends reverberations. Here is one analysis of the day. The SEC is analyzing it, as is the CFTC and the government alphabet soup of regulators.  However, those regulators have blind spots and self …