Commentary

Dr. John Bates

Post Flash Crash, Regulators Still Use Bicycles To Catch Ferraris

Blaming the Flash Crash on a UK man who lives with his parents is like blaming lightning for starting a fire.

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Will accused high-frequency trader Navinder Sarao be extradited to the U.S. to face charges related to the May 2010 Flash Crash.




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Happy Birthday, Flash Crash! Now Where’s the CAT?

– Five years after the Flash Crash, the proposed consolidated audit trail is nowhere in sight. What’s the hold up?

BATS Stock Market Reform Plan Gets Thumb's Up from SIFMA

– The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) has given the recently submitted plan for equity market structure reform by BATS Global Markets its nod of approval.

VOLEX Announces Dark Liquidity Auction for Options Traders

– Options traders looking for liquidity and best execution can now tap into the non-displayed markets to get their trades done.

Futures Watchdog Can’t Afford Routine Inspections, Massad Says

– The top U.S. derivatives regulator said his agency lacks resources to conduct even routine inspections of the exchanges and other companies it polices.

Virtu’s Currency Profit Doubles in HFT Firm’s First Results

– Virtu Financial Inc. said its income from trading currencies has doubled as the Swiss National Bank shocked markets by abandoning its price cap on the franc.

Google Software to Power System for Analyzing Financial Markets

– SunGard Data Systems Inc. will use Google Inc. software to provide deep analysis of financial-market data for traders, helping clients deal with the gusher of information generated every day.

High-Speed Trader Virtu Financial Sets Sights on Chinese Market

– Virtu Financial Inc., one of the world’s most prolific high-speed trading firms, wants to set up shop in China.

SXP Settles Quantlab Code-Theft Claim as Founders Go On Trial

– SXP Analytics LLC and a group of its programmers avoided trial with a last-minute settlement of claims that they used Quantlab Technologies Ltd.’s high- frequency trading computer code to start the company.

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Highlights from the Current Issue

The FX Disruptors: Why Russell Investments Built a Buyside FX Platform

After the foreign exchange rate manipulation scandal, Russell Investments envisions buyside firms banding together to trade FX among themselves. Michael DuCharme and Joe Hoffman are leading the charge.

Tales from the Dark Side Part 2: A-B-C or Always Be Crossing

Let’s review dark pools’ baseline functionality and examine the good and bad of anti-gaming filters. Then we’ll discuss simple guidelines that help refine your dark routing choices.

ALGO UPDATE: Algo Teaches Old Traders New Tricks

Euclidean Trading is delivering a trading formula for dollar interest rates in the hope that human options traders will go electronic.

SEC Delays Tick Size Pilot Until May 6

The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided to delay the implementation of its new tick size pilot program until May 6.

The Grand Bargain, or Grand Theft Auto?

With ICE's Grand Bargain proposal, it’s hard not to see the benefit to the legacy exchanges.

STANY President Lugay Looks at Challenges Ahead

Traders speaks Chuck Lugay about his take on the market, what new regulations might look like, and what keeps traders and brokers up at night.

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