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The Periodic Table

Fidessa's Steve Grob has written a response to Marcus Ferber writing to ESMA condemning periodic auctions. The blog strongly criticizes Ferber's approach, and looks at the problems behind the "lit is good and dark is bad" attitude.

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Arbitrage & The Efficient Market

An efficient market, one that accurately reflects the prices of stocks, is a goal of any free market economic system. But an efficient market just doesn’t happen by itself, it’s helped by robust trading activity. For more information, visit: www.bloombergtradebook.com.

Q&A

Q: Are there other types of arbitrage opportunities that HFT firms look for?

A: Sure. Anytime a stock’s price doesn’t really reflect its true value is an arbitrage opportunity, especially if it’s likely the price will return to where it should be soon. Merger rumors, earnings anticipation, executive changes are all “news” events that could create price movement in a stock and create an arbitrage opportunity.

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