In a guest commentary, PDQ's Keith Ross discusses Michael Lewis' recent book "Flash "Boys" and the whole high-frequency debate.
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
European Union lawmakers are poised to approve some of the toughest restrictions in the world on high-frequency trading, the first crackdown in the aftermath of Michael Lewiss latest book, Flash Boys.
Now White and the SEC may be confronting the next crisis: claims that the stock market is rigged.
Traders queried Thomas Gorman, an attorney with Dorsey & Whitney, what he thought of the ongoing controversy surrounding high-frequency trading stirred up by Michael Lewis's book, "Flash Boys," and whether the market can expect more regulatory rulemaking in that area.
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.
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