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  • HFT critic Michael Lewis 'dead wrong': Author Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 5:25 PM ET
    Michael Lewis, a financial journalist and author, participates in a discussion in the Newsmaker Series of talks at George Washington University on April 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    A new book is out defending high-frequency trading, with its author calling critic Michael Lewis "dead wrong."

  • Former HFT COO: Lewis's 'Flash Boys,' dead wrong  Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    Peter Kovac, "Flash Boys: Not So Fast" author, discusses where Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys" went wrong. Insight into high-frequency trading, with Tom Joyce, Arxis Capital; and CNBC contributor Jon Najarian.

  • SEC speedy access  Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    The WSJ reported on academic studies which have found a time lag between when important SEC filing documents are posted and when the same information is sold to private subscribers. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • Studies find traders get data from SEC seconds early Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Rapid-fire investors get access to documents before other users of the SEC's system for distributing company filings, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Wells Fargo to shut its 'dark pool' as demand falls Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:47 PM ET
    A Wells Fargo bank branch in New York City.

    Wells Fargo is closing down its alternative trading system, or "dark pool," due to decreased customer demand.

  • SEC: HFT firm manipulated closing prices of stocks Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:37 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Securities Exchange Commission on Thursday accused a New York-based trading firm of manipulating the closing price of thousands of stocks.

  • Luxoft benefiting from HFT trend?  Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Dmitry Loschinin, CEO of Luxoft, a company that provides software for high frequency trading platforms, says there has been growth in the area.

  • High-frequency trader indicted  Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    The first federal prosecution in the U.S. for issuing a large trade order with the intent to cancel those orders after they've moved the market, known as spoofing, has taken place, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Barclays CEO on dark pool case: 'Defense is strong' Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 5:39 PM ET
    Anthony Jenkins, Group Chief Executive of Barclays Bank

    Barclays' CEO told CNBC the bank has a strong defense to allegations it used its private trading system to benefit high-speed traders.

  • NY AG defends Barclays dark pool lawsuit Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:30 PM ET
    Eric Schneiderman, attorney general of New York, speaks at New York Law School in New York, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

    Eric Schneiderman defended a controversial lawsuit against the British bank Barclays and opposed its motion to dismiss the case.

  • Think tank: Split high-frequency trading firms' roles Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    High-speed platforms would begin to look less like impenetrable computer fortresses and more like old-fashioned exchange floors under the plan.

  • Wall Street puts out APB on missing trade volume Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    It's the biggest complaint of the trading community this year: where has all the volume gone?

  • SEC's plan to brake the 'Flash Boys' draws critics Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White.

    A program to change the way small-company stocks are traded could slow high-frequency action, though some worry that the initial steps are too tepid.

  • Bart Chilton, DLA Piper senior policy advisor and CFTC former commissioner, has now left the CFTC and is working alongside the lobbying group for high-frequency trading. As a regulator, Chilton blasted high-frequency traders as "cheetahs." CNBC's Eamon Javers and Kate Kelly provide perspective.

  • Bart Chilton, DLA Piper senior policy advisor and CFTC former commissioner, talks about the "revolving door" between the public and private sector.

  • Chilton working alongside HFT lobbying group  Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Former CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton was famous for calling high frequency traders "cheetahs." CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Chilton has now left the CFTC is working alongside the lobbying group for high frequency trading.

  • Look who joined the high-frequency trading lobby Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    Former CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

    Former CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton, who has blasted high-frequency traders as "cheetahs," has gone to work with a leading HFT association.

  • Are dark pools drying up?  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Mark Pumfrey, head of EMEA at Liquidnet, defends dark pools saying it is important that they exist to protect retail investors.

  • Dark pools: There's 'already been changes'  Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Rebecca Healey, senior analyst at Tabb Group, discusses the importance of dark pools and says the focus should be on providing greater clarity.

  • What is the problem with Barclays' dark pool?  Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Nick Hirschey, professor at the London Business School, discusses possible problems at Barclays' dark pool.