CME Group Inc., the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today declared a fourth-quarter dividend of $0.50 per share, payable December 28, 2015, to shareholders of record as of December 10, 2015.
A jury on Tuesday convicted high-frequency trader Michael Coscia of commodities fraud and "spoofing," in the U.S. government's first criminal prosecution of the banned trading practice. The verdict may energize prosecutors to pursue market manipulation cases and spur some high-speed traders to review their strategies, in which orders are sometimes executed or canceled within milliseconds after they are entered.
The U.S. government will square off in a Chicago courtroom on Monday against a high-frequency trader accused of using computer algorithms to move market prices, as prosecutors test their ability to enforce a new "anti-spoofing" law.
Last week featured two relatively important central bank meetings, with both the Bank of Canada and the European Central bank coming off as relatively dovish relative to the market’s expectations. As we look ahead to central bank action in the coming week, the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan are looking increasingly likely to sing a similar tune.