Douglas Cifu, Virtu Financial CEO, discusses how technology has enabled his company to provide more efficient markets. And Robert Greifeld, Nasdaq CEO, weighs in.» Read More
Sizzling hot temperatures around the country are driving up natural gas and electricity demand, with air-conditioners and generators in overdrive in the 100-plus degree heat. But futures traders, who didn't bet on this intense heat a week ago, missed the wave, reports CNBC Senior Energy Correspondent Sharon Epperson.
A new report suggests high frequency traders are pushing the limits of the ticker tape to the tune of one million orders per second or more. This so-called quote stuffing is an attempt to slow down the prices seen by regular investors.
Investors have been disappointed by popular financial innovations, including portable alpha and structured products, and current innovations, including Exchange Traded Funds, could be storing up risks for the future, according to a new report by Principal Global Investors and Citi.
CNBC Senior Energy Correspondent Sharon Epperson discusses a mystery trade in natural gas:
Discussing last years "flash crash" and regulations put in place to protect the small investor, with Charles Rotblut, American Association of Individual Investors.
In the wake of the Flash Crash in May 2010, CNBC and AP conducted a wide-ranging poll on how Americans saw the stock market and investing. How much have things changed? You tell us.
Low market volumes and stiff competition have led to a sharp fall in “high-frequency” trading as industry experts warn that the past two years of rapid growth may be coming to a halt, reports the Financial Times.
It was a major blow for the Singapore Stock Exchange. Its courtship for its Australian counterpart, the Australian Stock Exchange, came to an abrupt end when the Australian government rejected the deal last week saying it was not in Australia's national interests. SGX was left standing alone at the altar.
Hedge funds and other players in the lightning-speed trading phenomenon could soon be relocating to far-flung regions, or even in the middle of the world's oceans, to defy the laws of physics and ensure maximum returns.
Nasdaq OMX and NYSE cancelled trades in 10 exchange-traded funds after their prices plummeted in early trading on Thursday, raising questions about measures implemented to safeguard investors against sharp market swings after last year’s “flash crash,” the Financial Times reports.
High frequency trading firms may soon find themselves contemplating building a trading floor on transatlantic ships.
With memories of last May's "Flash Crash" still fresh, now comes warning of a market meltdown that could extend beyond stocks—a "Splash Crash" that would include currencies, commodities and bonds.
Top European Union officials will on Wednesday call for curbs on derivatives markets and greater use of trade policy to reduce volatility in commodity prices and improve the bloc’s access to key raw materials.
One part of the ETF (exchange-traded fund) story that hasn’t gotten much attention, actively managed ETFs. Unlike most ETFs, which are really nothing more than an index, actively managed ETFs are just that—actively managed by a manager who is trying to beat the market.
My thirthteen stock market indicators are at a bullish level—they are at 71 percent, before the crash of '87 the indicators got down to 9 percent," Elaine Garzarelli, president of Garzarelli Capital, told CNBC on Thursday.
Buffeted by markets made more efficient by high frequency traders, high stock correlation, and an increasing focus on costs, actively managed mutual funds have failed to earn their high management fees and lost ground to exchange traded funds, ETFs, and index funds.
Forget the high fees. Given the explosion of ETFs and other financial products, it's possible to create a low-budget, limited hedge fund, providing an alternative to your traditional porfolio mix.
The two men worked out how the computerized system would react to certain trading patterns – allowing them to influence the price of low-volume stocks. The FT reports.
Among the most wrong-headed of possible SEC proposals to “fix” the markets is a sentimental appeal to establish a “special status” for market makers like the days of old when “the specialists on the dominant exchanges were subject to significant trading obligations designed to promote fair and orderly markets and fair treatment of investors.”
Stop the political rhetoric and attend to building better markets. New listings, not complex financial packages, should be the focus of the SEC.