Technology now comprises a big part of today's trading landscape, perhaps most of it. Beyond just automating what used be to manual tasks, technology has encroached well into the "thinking"; parts of a trader's job. The key question for firms is where to draw the line. How much of the human touch should they outsource to machines?
High-frequency trading has the potential to both increase market liquidity and remove it at times of higher volatility, a study by the Bundesbank has found.
An influential buy-side advocacy group is pressing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to force exchanges to disclose more information and be more inclusive when it comes to governance.
Japan plans to tighten regulations on high-frequency trading (HFT), whose growing presence in the Tokyo Stock Exchange has raised concerns such trades could destabilize the market and put retail investors at a disadvantage
Commissioner Scott O'Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is on a mission. He says the process of writing new over-the-counter derivative contract rules needs more transparency. Over the past year he has repeatedly called for more roundtables and public comment on how rules are written. Why is this important? Because these rules, among other things, will determine which OTC derivative contracts must go through a clearing process and which ones can continue to use the old bilateral, dealer-to-dealer model.
FINRA's use of broker data to protect investors is under attack: Are they protecting investors or covering for bad brokers?
More change is coming to the equity trading markets of the Great White North.
It's all but official now - BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge Holdings will become a unified company.
Institutional investors welcome the equities market regulator's probe on broker-dealer order routing methodology.
Understanding the likely form of new rules-like Regulation SCI - is essential for traders and investment firms so they can prepare for their inevitable implementation.