Tag: HFT

In Defense of HFT: “They’re good for price discovery.”

After all the negative press on HFT lately, at least one group of researchers, at the European Central Bank, has come out with a contrarian viewpoint. Their views were published […]

ZeroHedge: Everything You Need to Know About HFT

For those of you who are interested, ZeroHedge has an excellent “HFT 101” post. As the post notes, HFT has been around for quite a while in other, less extreme, […]

Bloomberg: “Flash Boys” Fallout Starts

Jim Brunsden has a note on Bloomberg today on the new European HFT regulations, inspired, he notes by Michael Lewis’ new book. An excerpt: European Union lawmakers are poised to […]

Recent Read: “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys is a short (I read it on a Seattle-DC flight), well-written, exasperating and flawed look into the world of High Frequency Trading (HFT). HFT, for those not […]

HFT Update: The Rise of the “Dark Pool”

A recent article by Scott Patterson on WSJ.com highlighted growing concern within the financial regulatory community about so-called “Dark Pool” exchanges. Dark pools are basically markets that match buyers and […]

The Bristol Pound and Other New/Old Ideas

BBC.com ran an interesting piece on September 18 by Dave Harvey on the recent creation of a new local currency in Bristol, England: the “Bristol Pound.” Notes Harvey: “The city […]