High-Frequency Trader Turned Whistleblower Sparks a Big Congressional Investigation
High Frequency Trading Whistleblower Sparks a Big Congressional Investigation Part 2
High-frequency Trader Turned Whistleblower Sparks a Big Congressional Investigation (VIDEO). In this high frequency trading
video we'll cover today's big news about the high frequency trading systems
. The exchanges are well aware of the problem because they created this high-frequency trading exchange model.
At StockMarketFunding.com we've been educating the public about high frequency trading
since our viral coverage of the 2010 Flash Crash
. According to the insider, the HFT Trading System have created an Unbeatable System and the NYSE and Nasdaq exchanges were not available for comment.
SMF has explained how these HFT Traders use extremely shady tactics to front run
orders and quote jam
and other things the public are not aware of in the exchange model.
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The Wall Street Journal has a good page-one story and scoop on a high-frequency trader turned whistleblower
whose complaint has sparked a big investigation by regulators into whether exchanges are screwing small investors:
He became convinced exchanges were providing such an edge after he says he was offered one himself when he ran a high-speed trading firm—a way to place orders that can be filled ahead of others placed earlier. The key: a kind of order called “Hide Not Slide.” The encounter set off an odyssey for Mr. Bodek that has fueled a sweeping SEC inquiry into the activities of sophisticated trading firms and stock-exchange operators—including Nasdaq OMX Group Inc., NYSE Euronext, Direct Edge Holdings LLC and BATS Global Markets—according to exchange and other officials, and lawyers with knowledge of the inquiry…The upshot, say critics, is a stock market grown so complex and opaque that many investors have little idea how it operates, and are made wary by the repeated glitches. Any notion that the computer-armed traders are being given an unfair edge could only heighten investor concerns.
Make sure you also this story
from a couple of weeks ago, but make sure to read this Bloomberg piece on the revolving door at the SEC. It FOIA’d emails from former SEC commissioner Annette Nazareth to current high-level SEC officials that show the coziness and access granted those who cash in as lobbyists:
Nazareth and her colleagues at Davis Polk played a central role as the financial industry shaped its Dodd-Frank priorities, helping write more than 80 comment letters to regulators. The firm’s clients, including Sifma, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)
and Bank of America Corp
., targeted rules such as the so-called Volcker ban on proprietary trading, arguing it could create excessive burdens on banks, choke off business and hurt the economy…In her e-mails, Nazareth blended the personal and professional. For instance, she sympathized with Schapiro over a “frustrating” New York Times article in one message, and in another offered to sell the SEC a Davis Polk Web product “at an appropriate government rate”…As lawmakers neared a deal to create a new consumer agency to police products like credit cards and mortgages, Nazareth forwarded Becker a news article about the agreement. “I am beginning to feel ill!” she wrote on March 1.
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