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.
In December of last year, the Fed announced intentions to begin tapering its monthly bond purchasing program, with the hope of ending Quantitative Easing (QE) altogether by late fall of 2014. We initially saw the long end of the Treasury curve moving lower
Despite that HFT is nothing new and has been investigated and talked about by industry professional and regulators alike, the recent spotlight has brought renewed attention to it and renewed interest from regulators.
The Bloomberg Global Developed Sovereign Bond Index has gained 2% in 2014 after tumbling emerging-market currencies and signs of slowing economic growth sent securities surging as investors sought the safest assets
Against the U.S. dollar the British pound is back to its strongest in almost three years. Against the single European currency unit, which incidentally is more than holding its own vs. the dollar, the pound is back up to its strongest in a year.