Commentary

Michael Levas

Are Untraditional Correction Corrections the New Norm?

Many hedge fund managers have been awaiting the elusive traditional correction of 10 percent. It has been a record number of days since such an event has occurred, which has frustrated both market Bears, who want to profit from such a sell-off, and Bulls, who are awaiting a better entry point.

Traders Poll

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?

Yes

81%

No

12%

Just Congress and the Federal Goverment

8%

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12 Great Trading Books for the Holidays

Here are a dozen carols that explain the difference that smart use of capital markets make – and the falalala that otherwise can result.

Wall Street Women (Melissa S. Fisher) Wall Street Women (Anne B. Fisher) Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World (Christopher Steiner)
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World   (Michael Lewis) The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine  (Michael Lewis) Liar's Poker  (Michael Lewis) Broken Markets: How High Frequency Trading and Predatory Practices on Wall Street are Destroying Investor Confidence and Your Portfolio   (Sal L. Arnuk, Joseph C. Saluzzi)
Wall Street: A History, Updated Edition (Charles R. Geisst) Jesse Livermore: World's Greatest Stock Trader (Richard Smitten) Entries & Exits: Visits to 16 Trading Rooms (Alexander Elder) Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Day Trader (Martin Schwartz)
One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading   (Mike Bellafiore)

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