Imposing speed bumps to a crazy ride: the challenges of regulating high frequency trading
Investment Certificates: Tailoring the Performance
The crazy ride High frequency trading (HFT) has been around for some time. Martin Wheatley, former CEO of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), dates the first case of HFT back to not later than 1815, when Nathan Rothschild, employing a spy and messenger network he had thoroughly built all over Europe, was the first […]
High-Frequency Trading Slowdown
Since the last financial crisis much has been said, both by the specialized and public press, on the nature of derivatives and their role in the latest global financial meltdown. Actually, their diffusion and broad usage is much older than commonly thought. The oldest known transaction, in terms of actual features similar to an option […]
What Next For the Euro?
Stock markets are not anymore large venues filled with people shouting and rushing to scalp Blue Star shares. Computers stole the show back in the 90’s, as algorithms did in the 2000’s. Algorithmic trading (AT) and high-frequency trading (HFT) have come to set the rules of the trading world, and have essentially isolated human intervention […]
The euro recovered from earlier weakness against the U.S dollar on Monday after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s loss in a referendum over constitutional reform was seen by traders as largely expected and recent euro weakness was seen as having run too far. The resounding defeat by a margin of 59%-41% was a strong enough […]