Commentary

Robert Stowsky

Angry at HFT? Point the Finger at Reg NMS

Traders columnist Robert Stowsky dissects how Regulation NMS, and its mandate to promote market efficiency and not equality, is at the heart of the ongoing debate surrounding market structure.

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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After "Flash Boys' Are HFT Regulations Next?

High-frequency traders are feeling under siege since the publication of Michael Lewis' "Flash Boys," however, if the industry is waiting for the other shoe to drop, this week it was raining patent leather.

Lawyers Sue the Whole Stock Market for Being Rigged

On March 30, Michael Lewis went on "60 Minutes" and said that the stock market is "rigged." This past Friday, some plaintiffs' lawyers filed a lawsuit against the stock market. Columnist Matt Levine talks about why it took so long for this to happen.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Flash Boys' Burns HFT

Traders' reviews the controversial Michael Lewis tome 'Flash Boys' and how it has changed the way Americans think about high-frequency trading—if they even thought about it all—and its impact that may be seen in new regulations.

Articles

Hedge Funds' AUM Appetite Seen Growing

Hedge funds' assets under management and their appetite for investments, including equities, is expected to grow this year.

Young Guns Hit the Trading Floor

Fresh-faced yet experienced graduates are entering investment firms in strong numbers. And this crop of bright young things is bringing new skills and placing new demands on the buyside.

New Blood

Fresh-faced yet experienced graduates are entering investment firms in strong numbers. Traders looks at this crop of bright young things and the new skills and placing new demands on the buyside.

A Matter of IT Trust

Before a hedge fund signs on with an IT firm-cloud, network or otherwise-it must be certain the firm can handle any and all situations.

Stress Factor

Today's traders must manage their emotions in order to reach peak performance.

Instinet Promotes Kellner to CEO

Instinet Promotes Kellner to CEO