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?





Just Congress and the Federal Goverment



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TM FX: ICAP and EBS Launch an Electronic FX FIX Service

ICAP has taken two of its units and integrated then to form a new unified electronic FIX service for foreign exchange.

TM FX: FXCM Offers Chinese Currency Trading

Institutional currency traders who want to trade Chinese currency electronically no longer have to wait or rely on the telephone.

TM FX: CMC Markets Selects LiquidityFX for Aggregation and Order Routing

smartTrade Technologies's LiquidityFX system, which includes order routing capability and aggregation technology for currencies and precious metals, was chosen by CMC Markets, an FX, CFD trading and spread betting broker.


Once Burned, Twice Shy

Continued adoption of electronic FX trading is increasing demand for performance measurement while providing the necessary execution data to calculate it.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Over the past year, the liquidity in emerging currencies grew in fits and starts quarter to quarter. Traders asked FX veterans for their outlook on the next 12 months.

The Right Tool For The FX Job

As FX trading takes off inside buyside firms, OMS vendors are addressing the specialized needs of trading foreign exchange.

Taking a Closer Look

Wary of competing algorithms, some heads of foreign-exchange trading desks are rethinking their high-frequency trading practices.

Increasing Volume & Opportunities

New trading venues, HFT and market volatility are fueling the asset class to the head of the pack. Here's why, according to Aite Group's Sang Lee.

Enter the Algo Upstart

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.