Commentary

Fernando Luiz de Oliveira

Are Dark Pools Good or Bad for the Average Day Trader?

In this guest commentary, one day trader writes that dark pools can help the retail trader in the same way it does the institutional buyside trader.

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Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Ruled Securities Fraud in SEC Texas Victory

A Bitcoin Ponzi scheme amounted to securities fraud that can be challenged by federal regulators, a judge ruled as he fined a Texas man $40.6 million and blocked him from further illegal trading of the virtual currency.

Independence-Minded Scots Spur Signs of Life in Currency Trading

Secession-minded Scots and diverging interest-rate outlooks have benefited at least one part of financial markets. They have eased the recent drought in currency trading with some platforms witnessing record volumes.

U.S. Prosecutors Said Close to Charging Traders in Forex Inquiry

U.S. prosecutors are preparing to file charges as soon as next month against currency traders at some of the world’s biggest banks in an investigation into possible manipulation of benchmark exchange rates, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Articles

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.

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