About: High frequency trading

Euro & Finance 15-07-2014

MiFID II is giving market makers mixed messages

Proposed revisions to the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) is giving market makers, many of whom use high frequency trading methods, mixed messages. This could hurt their ability to provide liquidity to European financial markets, especially if their remuneration is limited by lawmakers, writes Johannah Ladd.
Euro & Finance 29-10-2012

MEPs approve ban on ultrafast trading

Europe's first direct curbs on ultrafast trading and investors who take bets on commodity prices moved a step nearer on Friday (26 October) when the European Parliament backed new securities rules.
Brexit 23-10-2012

UK report rejects EU plan to curb high-speed trading

European Union plans to clamp down on trading shares faster than the blink of an eye could damage market efficiency and reduce liquidity, a UK government-sponsored paper said, rejecting a key Brussels proposal to force traders to hold shares for longer.
Agrifood 27-09-2012

MEPs vote for brakes on ultra-fast trading, food speculation

Speculation on financial markets is contributing to higher and more volatile food prices, said MEPs in the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, who voted yesterday (26 September) for a 500 millisecond break on ultra-fast computerised trades.
Euro & Finance 26-09-2012

EU plans to regulate High Frequency Trading will hurt investors

EU proposals to regulate high frequency trading under MiFID may well end up raising transaction costs for end-investors and pushing trading into the dark rather than making markets more transparent, argues Remco Lenterman.
Brexit 27-03-2012

EU lawmaker turns screw on ultra-fast trading

Banks should be banned from giving outside brokers direct access to markets as part of a sweeping crackdown on computerised high-frequency trading, reads a European Parliament report to be presented to the Economic and monetary committee on 24 April. 

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