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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!

Caledonia Switch

by Steven Lane Smith

(5 Stars – 11 Customer Reviews)

Price: $21.95… 154 more words

Outskirts Press

ZeroHedge: Everything You Need to Know About HFT

For those of you who are interested, ZeroHedge has an excellent “HFT 101″ post. As the post notes, HFT has been around for quite a while in other, less extreme, forms: 387 more words


Bloomberg: "Flash Boys" Fallout Starts

Jim Brunsden has a note on Bloomberg today on the new European HFT regulations, inspired, he notes by Michael Lewis’ new book.

An excerpt:

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  140 more words

Financial Risk

Recent Read: "Flash Boys" by Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys is a short (I read it on a Seattle-DC flight), well-written, exasperating and flawed look into the world of High Frequency Trading (HFT). 77 more words


Are Bank Regulations Creating New Risk Pools?

Lukas Becker, writing on Risk.com, points out that the recent emphasis on “stress testing” banks, coupled with incoming leverage ratio requirements, are causing some banks, especially in Europe, to lower their long-term/less-liquid loan portfolios. 363 more words

Financial Risk

WSJ: FBI Looking Into High-Frequency Trading

Looks like the Feds have been reading all the worried stories about HFT after all. The WSJ reports that for the last year, the FBI has been looking into whether HFT traders may be breaking the law. 255 more words

Financial Risk

FT: "Flash Boys" Has Street on Edge

Any new book by Michael Lewis is sure to have Wall Street types nervous, but his latest, which focuses on high-frequency trading, seems to have even the smart money worried. 175 more words