Commentary

Michael Levas

Are Untraditional Correction Corrections the New Norm?

Many hedge fund managers have been awaiting the elusive traditional correction of 10 percent. It has been a record number of days since such an event has occurred, which has frustrated both market Bears, who want to profit from such a sell-off, and Bulls, who are awaiting a better entry point.

Traders Poll

With all the talk around HFTs and their trading practices coming under the microscope, do you expect more state regulators and officials to begin examining HFT practices - just like with Big Tobacco?

Yes

81%

No

12%

Just Congress and the Federal Goverment

8%

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Defiant HFT Panel Pushes Back At Regulation

– High-frequency traders and representatives from HFT firms vigorously and defiantly defended their practices after a speech from the U.S. Attorney office in New York at the Security Traders Association of New York conference last week.

Madoff Ex-Aides Seek Acquittal Citing Unfair Trial, Tainted Jury

– Five ex-employees of Bernard Madoff who were found guilty last month of aiding his $17.5 billion fraud asked the judge in the case for an acquittal or a new trial, citing a lack of evidence and flawed jury behavior.

High-Frequency Traders Said to Be Subpoenaed in New York Inquiry

– New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent subpoenas to six high-frequency trading firms seeking information about special arrangements they have with exchanges and dark pools as well as their trading strategies, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Credit Suisse Sees March ETF Growth, Led by Domestic Equity

– Equity exchange traded funds have pushed into positive territory for the month of March, finally surpassing fixed-income funds.

Money Managers Also Drive High-Speed Trading, SEC’s Berman Says

– The speed and complexity of modern stock markets is partly driven by long-term investors who have adopted strategies pioneered by high-frequency traders, according to a top U.S. securities regulator.

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Agency-only broker and technology firm ITG is now offering a new algorithm designed to thwart high-frequency traders and their strategies.

Trading Via Handheld

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