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Investing High-Frequency Trading


  • Natural Gas Turns Cool as Heat Wave Hits US Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    Natural Gas

    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.

  • New Way High-Speed Traders Get Edge on Investors Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 3:54 PM ET

    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.

  • Risk Management Key in Financial Innovation: Report Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Did Natural Gas Have Its Own Mini-Flash Crash? Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    CNBC Senior Energy Correspondent Sharon Epperson discusses a mystery trade in natural gas:

  • Fair, Foul & the Flash Crash Friday, 6 May 2011 | 10:45 AM ET
    Fair, Foul & the Flash Crash

    Discussing last years "flash crash" and regulations put in place to protect the small investor, with Charles Rotblut, American Association of Individual Investors.

  • CNBC Poll: Investing And The Stock Market Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:13 PM ET
    Flash Crash: One Year Later - A CNBC Special Report

    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.

  • Slowdown for High Speed Trading Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 2:10 AM ET

    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.

  • Speed Trading May Be Heading Out to Sea, Literally Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:26 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    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.

  • ETF Trades Canceled; 'Flash Crash' Memories Return Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 12:10 AM ET

    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.

  • Why Your Next Trading Floor Might Be on a Ship Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 3:28 PM ET

    High frequency trading firms may soon find themselves contemplating building a trading floor on transatlantic ships.

  • New York Stock Exchange trader

    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.

  • EU to Call for Commodity Derivatives Curbs Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 5:54 AM ET
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    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.

  • Greenberg: What This New Short-Only ETF is Shorting Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Best Time to Buy Stocks in Decades: Black Monday Seer Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 1:54 PM ET
    Elaine Garzarelli

    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.

  • Herd On The Street: ETFs Rule Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 9:53 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    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.

  • How To Build A Poor Man's Hedge Fund Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 6:50 PM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    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.

  • Norwegians Convicted for Outwitting 'Trading Robots' Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 5:29 AM ET

    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.

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    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.”

  • Harold Bradley

    Stop the political rhetoric and attend to building better markets. New listings, not complex financial packages, should be the focus of the SEC.