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Tommi Vuorenmaa—The Anatomy of a High-Frequency Trader: Human and Machine Proportions

Tommi Vuorenmaa—The Anatomy of a High-Frequency Trader: Human and Machine Proportions

The venerable clash between man and machine is often glorified in books, cinema and other forms of popular culture. The Terminator franchise immediately comes to mind for most people—the self-aware artificial intelligence system Skynet, Arnold Schwarzenegger the herculean cyborg, and the overmatched human resistance fighting for survival in dystopian Los Angeles. While modern-day computers aren’t […]

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What Does A Republican Victory Mean For Stock Prices?

What Does A Republican Victory Mean For Stock Prices?

Written by on November 5, 2014 in Trading News with 0 Comments

What impact will the Republicans winning the senate have on US stocks and shares? Last night, the Republicans overwhelmed the Democrats in sweeping election victories to win a solid majority in the US senate. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of speculation over what a result like this would mean for the US […]

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General Interest

How Traders Get Rich In Their Free Time

How Traders Get Rich In Their Free Time

Written by on November 7, 2014 in General Interest with 0 Comments

Trading wine. It’s a matter of buyers and cellars… I can guess what most of you are thinking – ‘what free time?’ It really depends how you define free time. Unsurprisingly, the most committed traders spend their free time… trading. However, on the weekends it isn’t just conventional bonds, stocks, shares and futures that they’re […]

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WATCH: BattleFin’s Hosts Yacht Party After Trading Show New York 2014!

WATCH: BattleFin’s Hosts Yacht Party After Trading Show New York 2014!

They say don’t mix business with pleasure, but when Terrapinn and BattleFin join forces, business and pleasure go together. Last October 8, nearly 400 traders, investors, quants, end investors, banks, brokers, SEFs and technology providers converged upon Three-Sixty Degrees Tribeca Rooftop to explore current trends, showcase new technologies and share the latest strategies across the […]

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Big Data

Big Data Could Mean No More Recessions

Big Data Could Mean No More Recessions

Written by on November 4, 2014 in Big Data with 0 Comments

By improving risk management, Big Data could prevent future global recessions. ‘Big Data’ is a buzz-phrase that’s common to almost every industry right now. Each individual now generates a ton of data through even the most mundane everyday activities. Tech-engineers around the world are obsessed with figuring out how to use this data, and building […]

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Obama’s former CTO talks on Technology in Trading: an interview with Harper Reed, speaker at The Trading Show 2015

Obama’s former CTO talks on Technology in Trading: an interview with Harper Reed, speaker at The Trading Show 2015

Written by on October 17, 2014 in Big Data, Featured on app, General Interest with 1 Comment

Chicago’s ‘digital wizard’ offers his insight on big data, social media and trading.  Harper Reed is a tech-pioneer. Most famously, he worked as CTO on ‘Obama For America’, Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, and is currently helping to build Modest Inc, a project which could potentially define the future of commerce. His specialties are big […]

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High-Frequency Trading

How To Beat High Frequency Traders

How To Beat High Frequency Traders

Written by on November 3, 2014 in HFT with 0 Comments

How to get one up on the algorithmic traders. Like it or not, HFT is an inevitable part of trading. Regardless of whether you’re trading on major exchanges or in dark pools, high-frequency traders are now there, operating at the speed of light and pre-empting your trades. If you want to beat them, then you need to keep […]

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Trades in High Frequency Trading Environments

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Trades in High Frequency Trading Environments

Written by on October 8, 2014 in HFT, Trading with 0 Comments

After a networking lunch where many new connections were made, John McPartland, Senior Policy Advisory at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, picked things back up at The Trading Show New York with his session on recommendations for equitable allocation of trades in high frequency trading environments. During his session, John proceeded to share his […]

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New Trading Strategies

Infographic: The Growth of Mobile Trading

Infographic: The Growth of Mobile Trading

Written by on September 29, 2014 in Mobile Trading, New Trading Strategies with 0 Comments

How many traders now use mobile devices to play the stock market? Decades ago, traders dreamed of a mobile device that would let them keep track of their investments on the go, and allow them to buy and sell shares, any time or place. Now that this technology is readily available to us, how many […]

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Cloud Technology: an Unparalleled Trading Experience

Cloud Technology: an Unparalleled Trading Experience

Written by on September 29, 2014 in Cloud Trading, New Trading Strategies with 0 Comments

The demand for cloud technology has always been there. But now it’s becoming possible. Are you in the cloud, or are you just making use of cloud technology? Every industry has companies who claim to know the difference, but don’t. Trading is no different. The easiest distinction to make between the two is that, if you […]

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Bitcoin

Nuovocard: Bitcoin’s First Offline Solution

Nuovocard: Bitcoin’s First Offline Solution

Written by on September 19, 2014 in Bitcoin with 0 Comments

Nuovocard attempts to bring Bitcoin into the mainstream Encouraging merchants to adopt Bitcoin systems was always going to be a tough task. Security breaches concerning exchange markets like MtGox have shaken the international community’s trust in Bitcoin, which was already precarious at best. However, that hasn’t stopped Indian-based pioneers Nuovocard International from introducing a ground-breaking […]

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Bitcoin Infographic: Challenges to Bitcoin’s Success

Bitcoin Infographic: Challenges to Bitcoin’s Success

Written by on September 18, 2014 in Bitcoin with 1 Comment

How will Bitcoin finally become accepted? Bitcoin has been frequently slated in the press and has a negative reputation with the majority of consumers. Initially, it was the currency of the ‘Dark Web’, used to buy drugs and hire assassins; now it mainly features in stories about exchanges getting hacked, people being cheated and the […]

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Cyber Security

Lloyds and US Governor team up as Cyber Insurers

Lloyds and US Governor team up as Cyber Insurers

Written by on October 8, 2014 in Cyber Security, Trading News with 0 Comments

Lloyds and Tom Ridge combine to offer a new cyber security insurance policy. Financial companies are not serious enough about their cyber security, and the service offered by cyber insurers are not comprehensive enough. That was the message given by American Governor Tom Ridge, former Homeland Security Chief to the President of the United States, […]

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Infographic: The Cyber Security of Global Exchanges

Infographic: The Cyber Security of Global Exchanges

Written by on September 23, 2014 in Cyber Security with 2 Comments

Are exchanges concentrating enough on cyber security? Cyber security is becoming an increasingly high priority for exchanges world-wide. Cyber crime is a concern for all financial institutions with an online presence. In 2013, worries about hacking replaced the euro zone crisis as the top risk for Britain’s banks. Since then, cyber crime has become only […]

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Clearing + Settlement

How CCPs Can Better Protect Themselves And Their Clients

How CCPs Can Better Protect Themselves And Their Clients

Written by on September 29, 2014 in Clearing with 0 Comments

Central Counterparties are critical of recommendations made by the financial services firm JP Morgan This month, financial services firm JP Morgan released a white paper, recommending that all CCPs and clearing members commit to an ‘additional recapitalisation fund.’ This will be held in escrow by an intermediary party (i.e. a central bank or a government […]

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Exchanges

NYSE: What you don’t know about the New York Stock Exchange

NYSE: What you don’t know about the New York Stock Exchange

Written by on November 5, 2014 in Exchanges with 1 Comment

Four little known facts about the NYSE. The New York Stock Exchange, or the “Big Board”, is by far and away the world’s largest exchange in terms of market capitalisation. In May 2013, the total value of companies listed totaled at $16.613 trillion – that’s allegedly enough to buy every sports team in the world […]

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Rumble in the Urban Jungle: Singapore vs. Hong Kong – the fight to become Asia’s financial leader

Rumble in the Urban Jungle: Singapore vs. Hong Kong – the fight to become Asia’s financial leader

Written by on October 28, 2014 in Exchanges with 0 Comments

Global financial centres have long since been established in New York, London and when looking at the Asian region, Tokyo. There are many factors that would point towards the need for another dominant centre in the region with initial thoughts targeting the development of Hong Kong to join the ranks of the 3 others. However, […]

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Quant

Download eBook: The Evolution of the Chief Data Officer

Download eBook: The Evolution of the Chief Data Officer

Written by on September 9, 2014 in Big Data, Quant with 0 Comments

Big data is the next big frontier for almost every industry – and the financial sector is certainly no exception. Banks and financial institutions around the world are placing an enormous emphasis on harnessing the power of data. Download the full report to learn more. As the sheer volume of business data continues to increase […]

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Download Whitepaper: Datawatch – Using Visual Data Discovery to Meet Big Data Challenges in Capital Markets

Download Whitepaper: Datawatch – Using Visual Data Discovery to Meet Big Data Challenges in Capital Markets

Written by on August 29, 2014 in Big Data, Quant, Reports, Technology, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Big data initiatives have become pervasive across almost every sector, especially financial services. Datawatch Corporation, founded in 1985, has long recognized the need for the financial services industry to tap into and leverage the power of data. In their latest whitepaper, Datawatch describes how visualization – the “4th dimension of big data” – is being […]

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Other Recent Posts

Next-Gen Trading: The VEST that predicts the stock market

What if I told you that someone is working on an item of clothing that could help you to predict activity on the stock market? Well that’s precisely what’s happening. Dr David Eagleman, a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine, has created what he calls the Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer, also known as the VEST. Here’s […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Penny Stocks

Everything about penny stocks that you didn’t learn from Wolf of Wall Street. Do you trade penny stocks? If you don’t, then maybe you’re thinking pink sheets and Jordan Belfort right now. If you are, that’s fine. That’s as good a place to start as any. What is a penny stock? The term ‘penny stock’ is […]

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EBA Stress Test: Winners, Losers and Repeat Offenders

The ECB’s new stress test puts UK banks in the clear. Other countries aren’t so lucky.  Europe’s economy is back in the news this week, but arguably for more positive reasons than usual. The European Banking Authority, overseen by the European Central Bank, has performed an EU-wide ‘stress test’ to gauge how well Europe’s banks […]

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