Modern Markets Initiative shared with Traders the comings and goings at a recent meeting they had recently conducted with some of its member firms and the staff of a prominent national opinion leader. MMI said that it was surprised at how much basic misinformation about HFT persists and shared the conversation right here.
The Chinese are taking swift and drastic actions to combat its equity market problems of late. Are these actions good for the market or are they a bad idea?
- The actions are a good idea
- They are a bad idea
Hedge Funds will soon have four new benchmark ways to track their performance using volatility-based investment strategies.
Traders executing options trades in July were up 13% from June and nearly double (up 25%) since May, according to a report from Tabb Group.
BATs Global has gotten the A-OK from the Securities and Exchange Commission to open its second options trading venue, EDGX Options.
The Chicago Board of Options Exchange has set an April 10 date for the trading of options with a weekly expiration date.
Warburg Pincus is acquiring asset manager Source with eyes for more growth down the road in the ETF market space.
While no one expects swaps futures to take over the OTC swaps market, a movement of 5 percent of the massive OTC swaps volume would be a huge win for futures market.
The term "big data" has been around for some time, but questions remain exactly how hedge funds and other buysiders exploit the vast stores of data that has never been available to them in the past, which continue to grow each day.
With 17 newly minted swaps execution facilities now live, and looming regulatory deadlines that will push more trading to SEFs, 2014 is expected to be the year the industry redesigned by the Dodd-Frank Act begins to really take shape.
Leveraging the popularity of its CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the Chicago Board Options Exchange closed 2013 with a spate of activity that has included introducing several new volatility products and expanding its trading hours to accommodate European trading.