Flash Boys

Revolte an der Wall Street

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593424029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5919

Mit diesem Buch erhalten Sie das E-Book inklusive! Ein Buch, das die Börse zum Beben bringt Michael Lewis, begnadeter Sachbuchautor, lüftet mit seinem neuen Buch "das dunkelste Geheimnis der Börse". Wer an Börse denkt, hat oft ein Bild im Kopf: wild gestikulierende Makler, die unter immensem Zeitdruck Dinge kaufen, um sie gleich wieder zu verkaufen. Doch das ist Geschichte. Die Realität an der Börse sieht anders aus - das Parkett hat längst neue Regeln. Michael Lewis, Wirtschaftsjournalist und begnadeter Sachbuchautor, sorgte mit seinem neuen Buch für ein Erdbeben. Der Erzähler unter den Sachbuchautoren enthüllt die Geschichte einer Gruppe genialer Wall-Street-Außenseiter. Sie haben herausgefunden, wie die Börse zum Vorteil von Insidern manipuliert wird, die ohne Risiko Milliarden absahnen und abends ohne eine einzige Aktie nach Hause gehen. Ein Buch über die neuen "Helden" an der Börse Der Entschluss der "Helden": Sie schaffen ein paralleles System, das sich den raffgierigen "Flash Boys" in den Weg stellt. Lewis bringt Licht in die dunkelste Ecke der Börse. Seine filmreife Geschichte über den Kampf um Geschwindigkeit - auf einem Markt, den zwar keiner sieht, der unsere Wirtschaft aber ernsthaft bedroht - bringt die Wall Street zum Beben. Dieses Buch lässt die Börsenwelt erzittern. Einen Tag nach seinem Erscheinen kündigten FBI und amerikanisches Justizministerium an, sie würden Untersuchungen gegen den von Lewis gegeißelten Hochfrequenzhandel an den Börsen einleiten. Lewis ... - "... hat eine neue Ebene der Aufmerksamkeit erreicht". (FAZ) - ... lässt den "The Wolf of Wall Street" wie ein Lamm wirken. - ... ist der derzeit packendste (Reality-)Thriller über die Finanzwelt gelungen. - ... enthüllt, wie Märkte und Privatanleger manipuliert werden. Links: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buecher/rezensionen/sachbuch/rezension-flash-boys-von-michael-lewis-12899266.html http://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/fonds/nachrichten/hochfrequenzhandel-staatsfonds-fluechtet-vor-den-flash-boys/10019622.html http://www.manager-magazin.de/finanzen/boerse/hochfrequenzhandel-lewis-gefahr-jedermannn-flashcrash-a-973311.html

Flash Boys

Revolte an der Wall Street

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593501236

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 4899

Mit diesem Buch erhalten Sie das E-Book inklusive! Ein Buch, das die Börse zum Beben bringt Michael Lewis, begnadeter Sachbuchautor, lüftet mit seinem neuen Buch "das dunkelste Geheimnis der Börse". Wer an Börse denkt, hat oft ein Bild im Kopf: wild gestikulierende Makler, die unter immensem Zeitdruck Dinge kaufen, um sie gleich wieder zu verkaufen. Doch das ist Geschichte. Die Realität an der Börse sieht anders aus - das Parkett hat längst neue Regeln. Michael Lewis, Wirtschaftsjournalist und begnadeter Sachbuchautor, sorgte mit seinem neuen Buch für ein Erdbeben. Der Erzähler unter den Sachbuchautoren enthüllt die Geschichte einer Gruppe genialer Wall-Street-Außenseiter. Sie haben herausgefunden, wie die Börse zum Vorteil von Insidern manipuliert wird, die ohne Risiko Milliarden absahnen und abends ohne eine einzige Aktie nach Hause gehen. Ein Buch über die neuen "Helden" an der Börse Der Entschluss der "Helden": Sie schaffen ein paralleles System, das sich den raffgierigen "Flash Boys" in den Weg stellt. Lewis bringt Licht in die dunkelste Ecke der Börse. Seine filmreife Geschichte über den Kampf um Geschwindigkeit - auf einem Markt, den zwar keiner sieht, der unsere Wirtschaft aber ernsthaft bedroht - bringt die Wall Street zum Beben. Dieses Buch lässt die Börsenwelt erzittern. Einen Tag nach seinem Erscheinen kündigten FBI und amerikanisches Justizministerium an, sie würden Untersuchungen gegen den von Lewis gegeißelten Hochfrequenzhandel an den Börsen einleiten. Lewis ... - "... hat eine neue Ebene der Aufmerksamkeit erreicht". (FAZ) - ... lässt den "The Wolf of Wall Street" wie ein Lamm wirken. - ... ist der derzeit packendste (Reality-)Thriller über die Finanzwelt gelungen. - ... enthüllt, wie Märkte und Privatanleger manipuliert werden. Links: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buecher/rezensionen/sachbuch/rezension-flash-boys-von-michael-lewis-12899266.html http://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/fonds/nachrichten/hochfrequenzhandel-staatsfonds-fluechtet-vor-den-flash-boys/10019622.html http://www.manager-magazin.de/finanzen/boerse/hochfrequenzhandel-lewis-gefahr-jedermannn-flashcrash-a-973311.html

High-Frequency Trading

A Practical Guide to Algorithmic Strategies and Trading Systems

Author: Irene Aldridge

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470579770

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 9070

A hands-on guide to the fast and ever-changing world of high-frequency, algorithmic trading Financial markets are undergoing rapid innovation due to the continuing proliferation of computer power and algorithms. These developments have created a new investment discipline called high-frequency trading. This book covers all aspects of high-frequency trading, from the business case and formulation of ideas through the development of trading systems to application of capital and subsequent performance evaluation. It also includes numerous quantitative trading strategies, with market microstructure, event arbitrage, and deviations arbitrage discussed in great detail. Contains the tools and techniques needed for building a high-frequency trading system Details the post-trade analysis process, including key performance benchmarks and trade quality evaluation Written by well-known industry professional Irene Aldridge Interest in high-frequency trading has exploded over the past year. This book has what you need to gain a better understanding of how it works and what it takes to apply this approach to your trading endeavors.

All About High-Frequency Trading

Author: Michael Durbin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071743456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2237

A DETAILED PRIMER ON TODAY'S MOST SOPHISTICATED AND CONTROVERSIAL TRADING TECHNIQUE Unfair . . . brilliant . . . illegal . . . inevitable. High-frequency trading has been described in many different ways, but one thing is for sure--it has transformed investing as we know it. All About High-Frequency Trading examines the practice of deploying advanced computer algorithms to read and interpret market activity, make trades, and pull in huge profi ts—all within milliseconds. Whatever your level of investing expertise, you'll gain valuable insight from All About High-Frequency Trading's sober, objective explanations of: The markets in which high-frequency traders operate How high-frequency traders profi t from mispriced securities Statistical and algorithmic strategies used by high-frequency traders Technology and techniques for building a high-frequency trading system The ongoing debate over the benefi ts, risks, and ever-evolving future of high-frequency trading

Die Möglichkeit der Kursmanipulation im High Frequency Trading und deren Auswirkungen auf das Price Discovery

Author: Patrick W.

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668193924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 24

View: 7941

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich BWL - Bank, Börse, Versicherung, Note: 1,3, FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management gemeinnützige GmbH Mannheim , Veranstaltung: FInanzen, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit ist es, den Einfluss der verschiedenen Aktivitäten und Strategien auf die Preisfindung an den Märkten sowie die Kursentwicklung darzustellen. Darüber hinaus werden die daraus resultierenden Problematiken beschrieben. Dazu sollen sowohl die kursmanipulierenden Strategien sowie die Regulierungsmaßnahmen vorgestellt werden. Die Seminararbeit untergliedert sich in vier Kapitel. Zur Hinführung wird mit einer Einführung und der Problemstellung begonnen. Das Kapitel zwei erläutert die ausgewählten Strategien und untersucht die Auswirkungen auf die Preisfindung bzw. Kursmanipulation. Das darauffolgende Kapitel drei geht auf die verschiedenen Regulierungsmaßnahmen ein. Im abschließenden Kapitel vier wird eine Zusammenfassung gegeben und Schlussfolgerungen gezogen. „Zeit ist Geld“ – dieses berühmte Zitat von Benjamin Franklin wird von den High Frequency Tradern umgesetzt. High Frequency Trading (HFT) ist eine Handelstechnik, bei der die Wertpapiertransaktionen, wie zum Beispiel Aktien, Devisen oder Derivate, durch Hochleistungscomputer in sehr hoher Geschwindigkeit gehandelt werden. Die moderne Handelstechnik hat sich in der jüngeren Vergangenheit an den Finanzmärkten entwickelt und etabliert. HFT umfasst die Marktanalyse, Entscheidungsfindung und Handelsausführung (Order) innerhalb von Millisekunden. Charakteristisch für dieses Tradingverfahren ist es, Wertpapierpositionen nicht über Nacht zu halten, sondern innerhalb kürzester Zeit zu kaufen bzw. verkaufen und hierdurch minimalste Gewinne je Order zu realisieren. Diese Berechnungen und deren Abwicklung erfolgen über einen Algorithmus, weshalb HFT als Untergruppe des Algorithmic Trading (AT) bezeichnet wird. Hieran ist bereits erkenntlich, dass HFT aufgrund der Komplexität in der Regel professionellen An-legern, wie beispielsweise Investmentbanken oder Hedgefonds vorbehalten ist, da ein entsprechendes Know-How sowohl aus technischer Sicht, als auch im persönlichen Bereich notwendig ist.

High-Frequency-Trading. Entwicklung und kritische Würdigung

Author: Valentin Haag

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656647720

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 34

View: 1204

Projektarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich BWL - Bank, Börse, Versicherung, Note: 2,1, Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg Mosbach, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: „Hochfrequenzhandel ist an den Börsen in Mode: Computer verschieben rasend schnell Aktien hin und her. So schnell kommt kein Mensch mit. Ist am Ende das ganze Finanzsystem in Gefahr?“ Wer sich zum Thema High-Frequency-Trading informiert, wird sehr schnell mit Zeitungsmeldungen, Kommentaren und Fragen, wie der oben genannten, konfrontiert werden. Es häufen sich Nachrichtenmeldungen, die den Hochfrequenzhandel kritisieren und eine Einschränkung dieses Teilbereichs des algorithmischen Handels fordern. Schon während der Immobilienkrise in den USA im Jahr 2007/2008 häuften sich die Meldungen, der computergesteuerte Börsenhandel sei der Urheber dieser jüngsten Finanzkrise. Dabei zeigte sich eine ziemlich einseitige Berichterstattung in Bezug auf dieses Thema gepaart mit einer allgemeinen Skepsis gegenüber automatisierten Vorgängen an Börsen. Spätestens seit dem sogenannten „Blitz-Crash“ am 6. Mai 2010 in den USA, bei dem in kürzester Zeit einzelne Aktien, wie die von Procter & Gamble, mehr als 40 % ihres Wertes verloren und sich der Kurs in ebenso schneller Zeit wieder erholte, ist das Thema des High-Frequency-Trading und insbesondere auch das Bewusstsein für dessen Risiken in Deutschland angekommen. Bis heute streiten sich die Experten beider Seiten darum, ob der „blitzschnelle“ Einbruch des NASDAQ an diesem Datum entweder durch das High-Frequency-Trading verursacht und zusätzlich verstärkt wurde, oder doch sogar abgemildert wurde. Die Kritikerseite, die die Einführung elektronischer Börsensysteme, wie XETRA oder NASDAQ, immer wieder bekämpft hatte, und dem Präsenzhandel direkt am Börsenparkett nachtrauerten, bekam nun verstärkt die mediale und öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit. Auch die Politik reagierte jetzt auf dieses umstrittene Thema und verabschiedete das „Gesetz zur Vermeidung von Gefahren und Missbräuchen im Hochfrequenzhandel“ oder kurz „Hochfrequenzhandelsgesetz“. Auf den nachfolgenden Seiten soll nun zuerst die Entwicklung des High-Frequency-Trading ausgehend vom klassischen Börsenhandel aufgewiesen werden, die neuen gesetzlichen Regularien beleuchtet werden und sowohl die Chancen als auch die Risiken kritisch hinterfragt werden. Ziel ist es, die oftmals einseitige Berichterstattung der Populärmedien, ausgehend von der Beschreibung der Strategien im High-Frequency-Trading, um das eine oder andere Argument zu ergänzen, um eine ganzheitliche Betrachtung der Thematik zu gewährleisten.

Dark Pools and High Frequency Trading For Dummies

Author: Jay Vaananen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118879198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9760

A plain English guide to high frequency trading and off-exchange trading practices In Dark Pools & High Frequency Trading For Dummies, senior private banker Jukka Vaananen has created an indispensable and friendly guide to what really goes on inside dark pools, what rewards you can reap as an investor and how wider stock markets and pricing may be affected by dark pools. Written with the classic For Dummies style that has become a hallmark of the brand, Vaananen makes this complex material easy to understand with an insider's look into the topic. The book takes a detailed look at the pros and the cons of trading in dark pools, and how this type of trading differs from more traditional routes. It also examines how dark pools are currently regulated, and how the regulatory landscape may be changing. Learn what types of dark pools exist, and how a typical transaction works Discover the rules and regulations for dark pools, and some of the downsides to trading Explore how dark pools can benefit investors and banks, and who can trade in them Recognize the ins and outs of automated and high frequency trading Because dark pools allow companies to trade stocks anonymously and away from the public exchange, they are not subject to the peaks and troughs of the stock market, and have only recently begun to take off in a big way. Written with investors and finance students in mind, Dark Pools & High Frequency Trading For Dummies is the ultimate reference guide for anyone looking to understand dark pools and dark liquidity, including the different order types and key HFT strategies.

High Frequency Trading: Economic Necessity Or Threat to the Economy?

Author: Stefan Höppel

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954892197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 48

View: 4882

In the last four decades, technological progress led to an electrification of stock tra-ding systems. It was realized that the profitability of trading strategies could be increased by employing computer algorithms to trade autonomously. This led to the implementation of High Frequency Trading (HFT). Theoretically HFT should increase efficiency in financial markets but it seems that, at least under certain circumstances, it causes market instability. The aim of this paper is to discuss the effect of HFT on market quality and why HFT cannot be fully explained by the neoclassical theory of economics. Therefore, the controversial positions in literature will be presented and discussed. It is especially referred to the influence of HFT on liquidity, price discovery and volatility. Primarily, its negative effect on volatility seems to contravene the modern finance. Furthermore, in the course of this work it will be illustrated that, by employing strict regulation of financial markets, this negative impact cannot be reduced to a suf-ficient extent in order for HFT to be characterized as market optimizing, accor-ding to the neoclassical theory of economics."

Searching for High-Frequency Trading Opportunities

Author: Irene Aldridge

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 1118006305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 21

View: 1284

Praise for High-Frequency Trading "A well thought out, practical guide covering all aspects of high-frequency trading and of systematic trading in general. I recommend this book highly." —Igor Tulchinsky, CEO, WorldQuant, LLC "For traditional fundamental and technical analysts, Irene Aldridge's book has the effect a first read of quantum physics would have had on traditional Newtonian physicists: eye-opening, challenging, and enlightening." —Neal M. Epstein, CFA, Managing Director, Research & Product Management, Proctor Investment Managers LLC Interest in high-frequency trading continues to grow, yet little has been published to help investors understand and implement high-frequency trading systems—until now. This book has everything you need to gain a firm grip on how high-frequency trading works and what it takes to apply this approach to your trading endeavors. Written by industry expert Irene Aldridge, High-Frequency Trading offers innovative insights into this dynamic discipline. Covering all aspects of high-frequency trading—from the formulation of ideas and the development of trading systems to application of capital and subsequent performance evaluation—this reliable resource will put you in a better position to excel in today's turbulent markets.

Optionen zur Beschränkung von High-Frequency Trading

Author: Julian Jung

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668782083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 18

View: 6763

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2018 im Fachbereich BWL - Bank, Börse, Versicherung, Note: 1,3, Hochschule Pforzheim (Fakultät für Wirtschaft und Recht), Veranstaltung: Wirtschaftspolitisches Seminar, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, allen Interessenten - sei es aus schlichter (fachlicher) Neugierde, oder aber aus Gründen die Inhalte des Studiums mit sich bringen - eine gute Einstiegslektüre in das Thema Hochfrequenzhandel (kurz: HFT für engl.: High-Frequency Trading) anzubieten. Die Arbeit fasst wesentliche Kennzeichen, Strategien und Begrifflichkeiten des Themas in einem schnell erfassbaren Umfang zusammen. Für meine Leser wünsche ich mir, dass sie mit dieser Arbeit einen guten und leicht verständlichen Einstieg in das hoch spannende und thematisch sehr aktuelle Thema Hochfrequenzhandel finden. Diese Arbeit deckt selbstverständlich bei weitem nicht das gesamte thematische Feld ab. Sie befasst sich mit den aktuellen gesetzlichen Regelungen und Möglichkeiten der Beschränkung von High-Frequency Trading. Mein Anliegen ist es, verständlich (!) zu erklären wo deren Stärken und Schwächen liegen. (Wichtiger Hinweis: Die Quellen der Teile der Einleitung, die anderen Arbeiten entnommen sind, sind im Haupttext meiner Arbeit angegeben.) Jetzt wünsche ich allen viel Spaß beim Lesen! Auszug aus der Einleitung: „Geduld ist die oberste Tugend des Investors.” – Benjamin Graham. Seitdem der Elektronische Handel den Präsenzhandel abgelöst hat und sich die Börsen durch den Algorithmischen Handel weiter automatisiert haben, gibt es neue Technologien, bei denen die eingangs erwähnte Geduld keine entscheidende Rolle mehr spielt. Beim High-Frequency Trading liegen die Haltedauern zum Teil deutlich unter einer Sekunde. Für das „Rennen zur Null“ , also das Wettrüsten um die kürzest mögliche Latenzzeit, werden immense Summen investiert. Hinzu kommen jährliche Gebühren für börsennahe Standorte. Mittlerweile sind Latenzzeiten von wenigen Pikosekunden, möglich – kürzer als jeder menschliche Reflex. Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, wer die Nutznießer und die Leittragenden des HFT sind, sowie den Optionen zur Beschränkung von HFT. Nach der Einleitung im ersten Teil, widmet sich der zweite Teil der terminologischen Abgrenzung der Formen des Handels. Darauf aufbauend, wird im dritten Teil der Hochfrequenzhandel und eine Auswahl an HFT-Strategien vorgestellt. Im vierten Teil werden die Einflüsse auf die Marktteilnehmer analysiert. Im Fokus des fünften Teils stehen die Optionen zur Beschränkung von High-Frequency Trading. Die Teile vier und fünf machen den Kern der Arbeit aus. Zuletzt werden die zentralen Erkenntnisse in einem Fazit zusammenfassend dargestellt.

Handbook of High Frequency Trading

Author: Greg N. Gregoriou

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128023627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 494

View: 872

This comprehensive examination of high frequency trading looks beyond mathematical models, which are the subject of most HFT books, to the mechanics of the marketplace. In 25 chapters, researchers probe the intricate nature of high frequency market dynamics, market structure, back-office processes, and regulation. They look deeply into computing infrastructure, describing data sources, formats, and required processing rates as well as software architecture and current technologies. They also create contexts, explaining the historical rise of automated trading systems, corresponding technological advances in hardware and software, and the evolution of the trading landscape. Developed for students and professionals who want more than discussions on the econometrics of the modelling process, The Handbook of High Frequency Trading explains the entirety of this controversial trading strategy. Answers all questions about high frequency trading without being limited to mathematical modelling Illuminates market dynamics, processes, and regulations Explains how high frequency trading evolved and predicts its future developments

High Frequency Trading Models, + Website

Author: Gewei Ye

Publisher: Yeswici LLC

ISBN: 0470633735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 1969

High frequency trading has swept Wall Street in the past year, creating stunning profits for top tier banks and specialized trading firms. Given the success, many hedge funds and other types of trading firms are implementing or expanding high frequency strategies. As competition increases, existing strategies will become less profitable and new high-frequency strategies will be developed. In High Frequency Trading Models + Website, Dr. Gewei Ye describes the technology, architecture, and algorithms underlying current high frequency trading models, such as rebate trading, arbitrage, flash trading, and other types of trading, which exploit order flow imbalances and temporary pricing inefficiencies. He explains how to develop a HFT trading system and introduces his own system for building high frequency strategies based on behavioral algorithms. Finally, he discusses how to improve current institutional HFT strategies and suggests directions for new strategies.

Algorithmic and High-Frequency Trading

Author: Álvaro Cartea,Sebastian Jaimungal,José Penalva

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107091144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 7435

A straightforward guide to the mathematics of algorithmic trading that reflects cutting-edge research.

The Speed Traders: An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World

Author: Edgar Perez

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071768300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2372

The secrets of high-frequency trading revealed! “Edgar’s book is fantastic . . . I recommend it highly.” —Bart Chilton, Commissioner, United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) “I have interviewed the most successful high-frequency traders in New York and Chicago, but I have learned so much more by reading Perez’s book. He covers the most relevant topics we need to know today and tomorrow.” —Mark Abeshouse, Chairman, Augustus Capital “Alternating between an annotated timeline of the development of high-frequency trading and interviews with top high-frequency traders, Perez illuminates the world of speed. All in all, an enlightening book.” —Brenda Jubin, contributor to Seeking Alpha “This is a comprehensive and compelling summary of the trading industry in general, as well as high-frequency trading. If you are interested in this field or of knowing a critical component of all future markets—read this book.” —Paul Dowding, Managing Director, Meridian Equity Partners “Very timely, covers the 2010 Flash Crash and the current high-frequency trading environment.” —Patrick Sweeney, Vice President, JP Morgan Chase “There is a new day in trading and speed is the key. Edgar Perez is the poster child.” —Eugene Steele, Managing Partner, Trading Rooms World Wide About the Book: High-frequency traders have been called many things—from masters of the universe and market pioneers to exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators. Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed traders, but how many really understand how they operate? The shadow people of the investing world, today’s high-frequency traders have decidedly kept a low profile—until now. In The Speed Traders, Edgar Perez, founder of the prestigious business networking community Golden Networking, opens the door to the secretive world of high-frequency trading (HFT). Inside, prominent figures of HFT drop their guard and speak with unprecedented candidness about their trade. Perez begins with an overview of computerized trading, which formally began on February 8, 1971, when NASDAQ launched the world’s first electronic market with 2,500 over-the-counter stocks and which has evolved into the present-day practice of making multiple trades in a matter of microseconds. He then picks the brains of today’s top players. Manoj Narang (Tradeworx), Peter van Kleef (Lakeview Arbitrage), and Aaron Lebovitz (Infinium Capital Management) are just a few of the luminaries who decided to break their silence and speak openly to Perez. Virtually all of the expertise available from the world of speed trading is packed into these pages. You’ll get insight from HFT’s most influential trailblazers on the important issues, including: The basics of launching an HFT platform The important role speed traders play in providing market liquidity The real story behind the “flash crash” of May 2010 Emerging global HFT markets M&A and consolidation among the world’s biggest exchanges The Speed Traders is the most comprehensive, revealing work available on the most important development in trading in generations. High-frequency trading will no doubt play an ever larger role as computer technology advances and the global exchanges embrace fast electronic access. Essential reading for regulators and investors alike, The Speed Traders explains everything there is to know about how today’s high-frequency traders make millions—one cent at a time.

Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance

Author: Maria C. Mariani,H. Eugene Stanley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118443985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 3538

Reflecting the fast pace and ever-evolving nature of the financial industry, the Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance details how high-frequency analysis presents new systematic approaches to implementing quantitative activities with high-frequency financial data. Introducing new and established mathematical foundations necessary to analyze realistic market models and scenarios, the handbook begins with a presentation of the dynamics and complexity of futures and derivatives markets as well as a portfolio optimization problem using quantum computers. Subsequently, the handbook addresses estimating complex model parameters using high-frequency data. Finally, the handbook focuses on the links between models used in financial markets and models used in other research areas such as geophysics, fossil records, and earthquake studies. The Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance also features: • Contributions by well-known experts within the academic, industrial, and regulatory fields • A well-structured outline on the various data analysis methodologies used to identify new trading opportunities • Newly emerging quantitative tools that address growing concerns relating to high-frequency data such as stochastic volatility and volatility tracking; stochastic jump processes for limit-order books and broader market indicators; and options markets • Practical applications using real-world data to help readers better understand the presented material The Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance is an excellent reference for professionals in the fields of business, applied statistics, econometrics, and financial engineering. The handbook is also a good supplement for graduate and MBA-level courses on quantitative finance, volatility, and financial econometrics. Ionut Florescu, PhD, is Research Associate Professor in Financial Engineering and Director of the Hanlon Financial Systems Laboratory at Stevens Institute of Technology. His research interests include stochastic volatility, stochastic partial differential equations, Monte Carlo Methods, and numerical methods for stochastic processes. Dr. Florescu is the author of Probability and Stochastic Processes, the coauthor of Handbook of Probability, and the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, all published by Wiley. Maria C. Mariani, PhD, is Shigeko K. Chan Distinguished Professor in Mathematical Sciences and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso. Her research interests include mathematical finance, applied mathematics, geophysics, nonlinear and stochastic partial differential equations and numerical methods. Dr. Mariani is the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, also published by Wiley. H. Eugene Stanley, PhD, is William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University. Stanley is one of the key founders of the new interdisciplinary field of econophysics, and has an ISI Hirsch index H=128 based on more than 1200 papers. In 2004 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Frederi G. Viens, PhD, is Professor of Statistics and Mathematics and Director of the Computational Finance Program at Purdue University. He holds more than two dozen local, regional, and national awards and he travels extensively on a world-wide basis to deliver lectures on his research interests, which range from quantitative finance to climate science and agricultural economics. A Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics Statistics, Dr. Viens is the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, also published by Wiley.

Broken Markets

How High Frequency Trading and Predatory Practices on Wall Street Are Destroying Investor Confidence and Your Portfolio

Author: Sal Arnuk,Joseph Saluzzi

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0132875268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5180

The markets have evolved at breakneck speed during the past decade, and change has accelerated dramatically since 2007's disastrous regulatory "reforms." An unrelenting focus on technology, hyper-short-term trading, speed, and volume has eclipsed sanity: markets have been hijacked by high-powered interests at the expense of investors and the entire capital-raising process. A small consortium of players is making billions by skimming and scalping unaware investors -- and, in so doing, they've transformed our markets from the world's envy into a barren wasteland of terror. Since these events began, Themis Trading's Joe Saluzzi and Sal Arnuk have offered an unwavering voice of reasoned dissent. Their small brokerage has stood up against the hijackers in every venue: their daily writings are now followed by investors, regulators, the media, and "Main Street" investors worldwide. Saluzzi and Arnuk don't take prisoners! Now, in Broken Markets, they explain how all this happened, who did it, what it means, and what's coming next. You'll understand the true implications of events ranging from the crash of 1987 to the "Flash Crash" -- and discover what it all means to you and your future. Warning: you will get angry (if you aren't already). But you'll know exactly why you're angry, who you're angry at, and what needs to be done!

Global Algorithmic Capital Markets

High Frequency Trading, Dark Pools, and Regulatory Challenges

Author: Walter Mattli

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198829469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 7677

Global capital markets have undergone fundamental transformations in recent years and, as a result, have become extraordinarily complex and opaque. Trading space is no longer measured in minutes or seconds but in time units beyond human perception: milliseconds, microseconds, and even nanoseconds. Technological advances have thus scaled up imperceptible and previously irrelevant time differences into operationally manageable and enormously profitable business opportunities for those with the proper high-tech trading tools. These tools include the fastest private communication and trading lines, the most powerful computers and sophisticated algorithms capable of speedily analysing incoming news and trading data and determining optimal trading strategies in microseconds, as well as the possession of gigantic collections of historic and real-time market data. Fragmented capital markets are also becoming a rapidly growing reality in Europe and Asia, and are an established feature of U.S. trading. This raises urgent market governance issues that have largely been overlooked. Global Algorithmic Capital Markets seeks to understand how recent market transformations are affecting core public policy objectives such as investor protection and reduction of systemic risk, as well as fairness, efficiency, and transparency. The operation and health of capital markets affect all of us and have profound implications for equality and justice in society. This unique set of chapters by leading scholars, industry insiders, and regulators discusses ways to strengthen market governance for the benefit of society at whole.

High-frequency Trading And Probability Theory

Author: Wang Zhaodong,Zheng Weian

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814616532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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This book is the first of its kind to treat high-frequency trading and technical analysis as accurate sciences. The authors reveal how to build trading algorithms of high-frequency trading and obtain stable statistical arbitrage from the financial market in detail. The authors' arguments are based on rigorous mathematical and statistical deductions and this will appeal to people who believe in the theoretical aspect of the topic.Investors who believe in technical analysis will find out how to verify the efficiency of their technical arguments by ergodic theory of stationary stochastic processes, which form a mathematical background for technical analysis. The authors also discuss technical details of the IT system design for high-frequency trading.

The Truth About High-Frequency Trading

What Is It, How Does It Work, and Is It a Problem?

Author: Rishi K. Narang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118960920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 80

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The debate about high frequency trading (HFT) has been raging since around the beginning of 2010, after a couple of years of record profits in 2008 and 2009 were reported upon by the press with a generally negative tone. But, it was manageable. Regulators were making careful, but mostly correct moves to fix what needed fixing. Until it all came crashing down. With the release of Michael Lewis's latest best-seller, Flash Boys, potential progress was dramatically and possibly irrevocably set back. This e-only book will provide a close look at the topic of high frequency trading in its various aspects: what it is, how it's done, why it matters, and whether we should have concerns.

What Is High-Frequency Trading (EBOOK)

Author: Michael Durbin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071743464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 100

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Avoiding complicated formulas and theories, All About High-Frequency Trading is an accessible resource that introduces readers to an advanced trading style in which success depends on acting within, literally, milliseconds.