A newly formed trade group claiming to represent the interests of high-speed trading firms is trying to calm fears about HFT practices. Will it work?
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Nasdaq now has integrated its pre- and post-trade risk management into a single platform. The platform, dubbed TradeGuard, has bundled the multiple risk management services into a single system making it easier for the buyside to use.
The largest U.S. banks reported their figures for 2012 as recently as this week under European disclosure rules that are part of new regulations established after the 2008 financial crisis.
The winning funds are net buyers of so-called growth stocks, which are those of companies whose earnings are forecast to grow faster than the market average.
More change is coming to the equity trading markets of the Great White North.
Canada's Omega ATS has opened its second trading venue in the Great White North -Lynx ATS. After receiving final approval and making all the tweaks and getting its trading technology in order, the new venue is officially open for business.
PDQ ATS is looking to get into the institutional trading business and has started an institutional equities group to get the buyside's business and its bigger trades. And it has hired two new ex-exchange pros to help get the new venture going.
The dark markets have become so efficient that the costs of execution and market impact are lower than at the display markets, where take fees are highest and market impact is most significant.
Traders believe dark pools have entered a "mature phase" and use them to avoid "toxic liquidity" from high-frequency trading firms, but the size of trades in those pools is getting smaller. These are among a few findings from a new report published by market research firm Celent.
Industry professionals took the opportunity to gripe about the proliferation of stock exchanges at this year's Security Industry and Financial Markets Association market structure conference.
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