HFT

High frequency trading is not evil, it is not a conspiracy and it really is not new; it is the natural evolution of the professional trading community making markets, providing liquidity and hopefully—but not always—earning a profit.
The settlement talks follow a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry begun more than two years ago into key facets of modern markets, including order types -- or instructions for handling transactions that traders can send to exchanges.
After the book, our stock market, IEX Group Inc., became a topic of discussion -- some positive, some negative, some true and some false. Fair enough. If you're in the spotlight and doing something different, you should take the heat along with the light.
Jump Trading LLC, was all but invisible until it was among six companies subpoenaed in April by New York prosecutors. Jump has ascended the ranks of high-frequency traders during the past 15 years to become one of the top firms on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
The exchange sector was up 190 bps, 190 bps above global equities. Year-to-date the sector is outperforming global equities by 182 bps.
ICE CEO Jeffery Sprecher urged for an overhaul of trading rules which have led to the need for speed in trading.
Citadel Investment Group founder Kenneth Griffin yesterday urged Congress not to ban high-frequency trading.
Money managers and brokers are shunning Barclays Plc’s dark pool after allegations the bank lied to clients about whether they would be dealing with high- frequency traders, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Barclays Plc was so bent on lifting its private trading venue to the upper ranks of Wall Street dark pools that it lied to customers and masked the role of high-frequency traders,
Rarely do you hear traders praise a regulator, particularly the SEC, buy Mary Jo White has been the adult in the room in addressing market structure issues and high frequency trading.