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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.
We've been wracking our brains all morning over how to turn this video of a live dog attacking a robot dog into a market metaphor.
Nasdaq OMX CEO Bob Greifeld says he thinks the steps the SEC has taken since the so-called Flash Crash will prevent another market meltdown from happening.
The SEC is working to improve the way it monitors and regulates the markets. Here's what needs to be done.
CNBC-AP Investor Poll — Complete Results
Nearly five months after the May 6 Flash Crash, many individual investors see the stock market as rigged, and they have little confidence in regulators to fix it, according to a CNBC/AP poll.
More than half of all stock trades are the result high-frequency trading. Does that put the system at risk?
There are nearly 50 trading venues. Customers can interact in all of them--making today's trading so complicated.
High-frequency trading has spawned a new breed of market mavens far different than the traditional Wall Street titans.
These hotshots aren't household names. Until recently, they've shunned the limelight.
A small coterie of professionals exploited the Nasdaq's automated trading system for retail investors and turned it into a complex computerized network.