Managers seek low latency trading venues (Financial News)

Its not new news that exchanges are increasingly touting the low latency of their infrastructure as a reason to trade with them.  This article has…

Wall Street’s Tech War (The Record)

From the Sunday edition of The Record, a interesting article focusing on the move of “Wall Street” to New Jersey.  The vast majority of US…

Computer traders blamed for Wall Street crash (New Scientist)

Who would have guessed a magazine for scientists would be reporting about a market crash, but with so much equity and listed derivatives trading driven…

'Stub Quoting' Helps Explain Last Thursday's Penny Prices (Wall Street Journal)

Everyone is still trying to understand what happened on May 6.  Stub quoting was certainly not the overall cause, but might help to explain why…

Tax Avoidance or Smart Investing?

What else can derivatives be blamed for?  OTC equity derivatives are now in the spotlight of the IRS for promoting tax avoidance.  The theory is…

SIN – Budgeting for Latency: If I Shave a Microsecond, Will I See a 10X Profit?

The trick is to make sure the money being spent to remove delays will be more than reimbursed by the profits achieved in the trading…

WS&T – Sell-Side Equity Technology Gets Smarter in 2010

So, the sell side will continue to invest in infrastructure to grow capacity as the market demand for trading U.S. equities grows, but McPartland predicts…

Business demands to outpace trading tech budgets in 2010

McPartland argues that because a completely virtualised and highly utilised infrastructure is still years away for sell-side equities technology, a large gap exists between what…

US Equity Technology 2010: The Sell Side Perspective

Download Full Report Here The study focuses on US equity infrastructures and is based on conversations with CIOs, CTOs, and heads of technology at 24…

Trader's – High-Frequency Trading Is a Tough Game

The cost of the technology and infrastucture needed to support high-frequency trading is “tens of millions of dollars” per year, according to Kevin McPartland, a…