Posts Tagged ‘High Frequency Trading’

  • The Realities of What HFT Does To Market Participants
    Posted by on April 4th, 2014 at 8:46 am, Comments: 0

    Traders and brokers have a hard time commenting on public websites. There are rules against it from the SEC, CFTC, FINRA and other organizations. But [...]

  • Innovation Should Make It Better
    Posted by on April 3rd, 2014 at 10:02 am, Comments: 0

    In the high frequency trading debate (HFT), proponents of HFT always trot out the same old meme’s.  “But, when it was floor traded the people [...]

  • Does It Affect You? If You Believe in Free Market Capitalism It Does
    Posted by on April 1st, 2014 at 3:40 pm, Comments: 0

    Today on CNBC, a guest said HFT doesn’t affect long term investors.  He said that they should be “all in” when it comes to stocks [...]

  • FBI Investigates HFT; What Should They Do?
    Posted by on April 1st, 2014 at 9:38 am, Comments: 0

    The media reports that the FBI is investigating high speed traders.  The basic investigation involves front running the market because the HFT participants have inside [...]

  • Is The Market Rigged?
    Posted by on March 31st, 2014 at 9:24 am, Comments: 0

    Here is the video from 60 Minutes. There is a lot in this video. There is some bias in the video as well. Michael Lewis [...]

  • Professor Says We Should Slow Down HFT
    Posted by on March 30th, 2014 at 9:12 am, Comments: 0

    Professor Eric Budesh at the University of Chicago has run a study on high speed trading.  In the study, he found that HFT doesn’t add [...]

  • How Would You Vote On This Proxy?
    Posted by on March 19th, 2014 at 5:39 pm, Comments: 0

    Recently, I was part of a piece that was posted at Futures Magazine.  Obviously, I am very disappointed with the way that $CME is trying [...]

  • Treasuries Wild? Wait Until the Fed Really Tapers
    Posted by on December 24th, 2013 at 9:02 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday a reader sent me an email.  He is going to remain anonymous, but he asked me to write about what happened in the US [...]

  • Marginal Volatility Erodes Confidence
    Posted by on December 6th, 2013 at 8:08 am, Comments: 0

    People ask me, “What’s changed in the market?”.  Certainly, lots of self evident changes.  Higher levels of regulation, which is more and more incompetent.  The [...]

  • Speed Kills In The Market-Using Market Jujitsu
    Posted by on November 2nd, 2013 at 9:22 am, Comments: 0

    Over the course of the last decade, markets have gotten faster.  Not only has HFT taken over, but the speed at which information is disseminated [...]

  • Getting Your MBA After Age 40 is A Waste of Time
    Posted by on October 12th, 2013 at 8:30 am, Comments: 0

    A lot of people wonder about getting an MBA to improve their marketability.  Is it worth the cost?  Top MBA programs are very expensive.  Is [...]

  • The Mainstream Media Is Waking Up on Exchanges
    Posted by on August 24th, 2013 at 9:12 am, Comments: 0

    The mainstream media is starting to quake.  The sleeping giant is starting to realize there is something messing with free and open financial markets, and [...]

  • CFTC Coming At HFT
    Posted by on August 23rd, 2013 at 8:25 am, Comments: 0

    This is what happens when you don’t regulate yourself.  Or, perhaps it was inevitable since we are now “blessed” with an activist government. There are [...]

  • Academic Study on HFT Comes To Interesting Conclusions
    Posted by on July 10th, 2013 at 3:40 pm, Comments: 0

    Some may not like the conclusions from this study, but I tend to agree with them.  Electronic trading has fundamentally changed the way markets work. [...]

  • The Summer Trade
    Posted by on June 18th, 2013 at 8:48 am, Comments: 0

    The Fed meeting is this week.  Everyone is waiting to see what they will do.  Other than that, the only news is the continuing Obama [...]

  • TV Guests Always Talk Their Book
    Posted by on May 6th, 2013 at 8:54 am, Comments: 0

    Watching the festival of capitalism over the past few days on CNBC has been interesting.  It’s interesting because I truly think that Charlie Munger and [...]

  • Some Knowledge Bombs From Charlie Munger
    Posted by on May 4th, 2013 at 9:31 am, Comments: 0

    It’s the festival of capitalism in Omaha, Nebraska.  Charlie Munger sits for an interview.  It’s remarkable how many parallels there are between the type of [...]

  • HFT and Exploiting a Loophole
    Posted by on May 1st, 2013 at 8:33 am, Comments: 0

    The WSJ had an article on how HFT traders exploit a loop hole at the $CME.  Some shrug it off as if it’s no big [...]