High-Speed Trading

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SEC-USAO File Actions On “Old Fashioned” Spoofing Scheme

Spoofing or layering is typically associated these days with computers and high speed trading. It is a form of market manipulation in which the trader places a series of fictitious orders on one side of the market to draw...more

SEC Institutes Proceeding Against High Speed Trader – But Not For Trading

High speed trading is a frequent topic of discussion in the securities markets. Books have been written about it such as Michael Lewis’ “Flash Boys” and Scott Patterson’s “Dark Pools.” Hearings have been held on Capitol Hill...more

SEC Charges Tied to the Lack of An Algorithm

High speed trading and the use of algorithms is a key topic of debate. An investment strategy centered on an algorithm for use in the currency markets is at the center of a settled administrative proceeding filed by the...more

SEC Roundtable On Decimalization Raises Many Questions, Few Answers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held a roundtable forum on February 5, 2013 to solicit financial industry views on “decimalization” in accordance with the directive under Section 106(b) of the Jumpstart Our...more

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