High frequency trading

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today issued an order filing and settling charges against Tower Research Capital LLC, a proprietary trading firm, arising from a manipulative and deceptive scheme, spanning nearly two years and involving thousands of occasions of spoofing in equity index futures.
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NDAQ will migrate NDAQ CXC and NDAQ CX2 to INET in 1Q17. NDAQ will move its Canadian technology footprint from the Equinix TR1 data center to the Equinix TR2.

Athena is the regulator’s first market manipulation case against a firm engaged in high-frequency trading, an industry besieged by accusations that it cheats slower investors.
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.
Executives from Intercontinental Exchange Inc., owner of the NYSE said rebate fees and payments to brokers for orders should face greater regulatory scrutiny.
The CFTC and its enforcement division are reviewing trading practices in the futures market to ensure they aren’t manipulative, Wetjen said. The agency is also reviewing relationships between exchanges and trading firms, he said.
Critics including some regulators and market participants say that HFT trading, which captured the spotlight in the May 2010 flash crash, serves little purpose, may distort the market and leaves retail investors at a disadvantage.
Devil is in the details when dealing with new markets, and if you miss one, it could be the end, literally.
A parliamentary committee in Germany approved a bill requiring firms that use the computer-driven strategies to register with banking authorities.