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HFT and Order types

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Exchanges, Markets

  MARKETS September 18, 2012, 10:31 p.m. ET For Superfast Stock Traders, a Way to Jump Ahead in Line By SCOTT PATTERSON and JENNY STRASBURG Haim Bodek was a Wall Street insider at Goldman Sachs and UBS before launching his own trading firm. Now he is taking on the financial establishment that spawned him. Jesse Neider for The Wall Street JournalHaim Bodek […]

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Current trading technology . . .

July 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Exchanges, Markets, Technology

The Real Story of Trading Software Espionage By Rob Iati, Partner, The TABB GroupJULY 10, 2009 Much has been made of the 32MB of Goldman Sachs’ proprietary algorithmic trading code (“trading secrets”) allegedly stolen by Sergey Aleynikov, now portrayed in the financial media as the new Julius Rosenberg, Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen and John Walker […]

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Michael Masters Testimony on Derivatives/Commodities Markets

June 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Exchanges, Markets

Worth reading these 30 pages to get a basic understanding of these markets. Read the  here.

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Proposal for Modified Uptick Rule

April 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Exchanges

A consortium of US exchanges have proposed a modified uptick rule. Read the letter to the SEC here

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Over-the-Counter Derivatives Market and Hybrid Instruments

January 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Exchanges, Markets

Interesting testimony from 10 years ago . . note the players who supported minimal regulation of OTC derivatives which largely led to today’s financial armageddon. They are back today !!!! Testimony of Richard R. Lindsey, Director, Division of Market Regulation Before the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, Concerning Regulation of the Over-the-Counter Derivatives […]

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Senate Bill Would Regulate OTC Derivatives and Credit Default Swaps

January 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Exchanges, Markets

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2009 Senate Bill Would Regulate OTC Derivatives and Credit Default Swaps Jim Hamilton A bill introduced by Senator Tom Harkin would bring all OTC financial transactions and credit default swaps currently traded without federal oversight onto regulated exchanges. The Derivatives Trading Integrity Act, S. 272, would establish stronger standards of transparency and […]

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Brazil’s Bovespa

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Exchanges, Markets

The BM&F Bovespa (IPA: [bo.'ves.pa]; Portuguese: Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo) is a São Paulo-based stock exchange. It is the second largest stock exchange inThe Americas and the third largest in the world..The BM&F Bovespa is linked to all Brazilian stock exchanges, including Rio de Janeiro’s Boverj (BVRJ), where only government bonds are traded. The benchmark indicator of Bovespa is the 50-stock Índice Bovespa. There were […]

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Richard Grasso : King of the Club

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Exchanges

Highly recommended reading for any student of the financial markets. Richard Gasparino writes a riveting story. See Recommended Reading for the Amazon link. King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange by Richard Gasparino. Some quotes : John Phelan was an imposing man. He rarely raised his voice […]

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US Securities Markets – Tue 10 Jun

June 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Exchanges

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Crude Oil Futures – week ending April 18, 2008

April 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Energy, Exchanges, Markets

The above chart shows the prices for the continuous electronic futures contract for crude oil traded at the New York Mercantile Exchange. In the earlier years the prices show the pit equivalent(contract size twice the electronic contract of 500 gals), while the more recent values reflect the electronic mini contract.

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