Tag Archives: electronic trading

Old Trading Strategies brought to the New Swaps Market

When automated market-making meets an already liquid market backed by real money trades, arbitrage opportunities quickly follow, which is the direction most liquid portions of the swaps market are moving.  Even in this pre-regulation implementation time that continues to linger, adoption of electronic trading is finally starting to gain momentum.  Data from Bloomberg, CreditEx and… Read More »

Swaps Platform Urges 'Better Than TRACE' Reporting Jumbo Trades (Wall Street Journal)

Defining a “block trade” in the swaps market is one of the many jobs of the regulators in the next few months.  As this story points out, average trade sizes for swaps change drastically based on product and market conditions making it pretty difficult to set a single number.  Maybe more important is the reporting… Read More »

Flash Crash spotlights financial IT risks (Institution of Engineering and Technology)

The Flash Crash may very well be talked about more these days than the credit crisis.  Not only is it an area of interest for regulators and traders but technologists as well.  IET takes a look at the issue from a technology perspective in this article. ‘It seems to be more of a market structure… Read More »

Standing Room Only in Hong Kong: Low Latency is High Priority

I created this video while I was in Hong Kong last week for Trading Architecture Asia.  The audio isn’t that great unfortunately, so we’ve transcribed the commentary which you see below (its also on TabbFORUM). …and the transcription: This week I’m in Hong Kong for Trading Architecture Asia 2010. If it’s a sign, almost every… Read More »