Posts filed under “Trading”

How Your Buy Order Gets Filled


Source: Businessweek

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Category: Digital Media, Markets, Trading

Rigged? High Frequency Trading Is Legalized Theft

On “60 Minutes” last night, author Michael Lewis made a bland assertion: High-frequency traders, he said, working with U.S. stock exchanges and big banks, have rigged the markets in their own favor. The only surprising thing about Lewis’s assertion was that anyone could be even remotely surprised by it. The math on trading is simple:…Read More

Category: Regulation, Technology, Trading

60 Minutes: Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

Steve Kroft reports on a new book from Michael Lewis that reveals how some high-speed traders work the stock market to their advantage

Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

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Category: Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Trading, Video

Asset Trading and Valuation with Uncertain Exposure

Category: Think Tank, Trading

High Flying Tech Stocks Come Back to Earth

Fall from recent highs Source: RWM   Some of the most prominent names in technology are getting shellacked today. These companies got way ahead of themselves and now they are, well, to be polite, let’s just call it “retrenching,” as they give up a large percentage of their gains. I don’t think that Twitter Inc.,…Read More

Category: Sentiment, Technology, Trading

How Market Tops Get Made

With all the bubble chatter and talks of over-valued stock markets, I thought it was time to have a discussion with someone is the expert on the subject. In this case, that person would be Paul Desmond, chief strategist and President of Lowry’s Research. Desmond has spent the past five decades analyzing markets; his research…Read More

Category: Markets, Technical Analysis, Trading

Regulation NMS & Stock-Trade Complexity

Source: WSJ

Category: Regulation, Trading

Look Out Below, Chinese Ted Spread Edition

Equity futures are under pressure this morning as concerns about a shadow-banking credit crunch in China increase. A Chinese credit-market risk gauge is hitting new highs amid growing concerns that leverage and credit risk have reached unsustainable levels. Observers are comparing this to the widening in the Ted spread — a measure of risk in…Read More

Category: Credit, Markets, Trading

Nine Surprising Things Jesse Livermore Said

There are those who would convince you that it is somehow smart or in your best interest to be manically switching your investments around, back and forth, long and short, on a daily basis. To pay attention to this kind of overstimulation is the height of madness, even for professional traders. The most storied and…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Trading

Everything You Need to Know About Stock Market Crashes

Since everyone is talking about stock market crashes this week, let’s add some context here… Since the invention of the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the turn of the last century, there have been eleven instances in which stocks declined by more than 35% from peak to trough, or what you would term a market…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Trading