Firms are discovering there is a strong business need for accurate real-time positional data across their organizations. Sapient's Duncan Cooper says access to such data would maximize investment opportunities and ensure that a firm can be fully invested. For some, an Investment Book of Records (IBOR) addresses that need.
Trading at the close just got a little easier as Weeden & Co. has enhanced its three leading algorithmic trading strategiesCloseIQ, Ghost and VWAPIQ (volume-weighted average price). David Margulies, head of the firms electronic products group, told Traders Magazine about some of the changes.
Aite's Group's Robert Stowsky explores the push to crash-proof the equity markets and how to better regulate automated trading.
Sophisticated firms are incentivized to take advantage of the people that are the weakest on the day they have to trade, and I think that that is fundamentally wrong, said the new owner.
With Autobahn Options, Deutsche Bank hopes to address the needs of options traders who are looking for new trading formulas.
Big brokers began offering foreign-exchange trading algorithms five years ago, and now all the major players have an offering. Now a vendor is hoping to upend the status quo with a suite of algorithms it claims will offer better execution.
Wolverine Execution Services adds two new volume weighted average price algorithms where users can lengthen the duration of their orders.
Investment Technology Group revamps an implementation shortfall algorithm so that it slows down or speeds up as market conditions warrant
Kissell Research Group now offers a measurement tool, dubbed Algorithmic Decision Selection Tree, which provides real-time data showing the performance of a broker's algorithms.
Cowen and Company is making tools available to its buyside customers that it believes will help them when deciding which trading algorithm to use.
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