Blaming the Flash Crash on a UK man who lives with his parents is like blaming lightning for starting a fire.
A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits accusing several major U.S. equity exchanges of cheating ordinary investors by selling early access to market data to high-frequency traders, giving them a split-second advantage in making trades.
Bank of America Corp. is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over whether it broke rules designed to safeguard customer accounts, according to a person with knowledge of the probe.
The Obama administration plan to tighten rules on brokers is facing blowback from the presidents own party.
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.