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High-frequency trading in the spotlight

Apr 1, 2014
'Moneyball' author says HFT traders skim away others' profits
Posted In: HFT, trading, stock market, Michael Lewis, book

Momentum stocks slowed down in March

Mar 28, 2014
Stocks for trendy companies slowed down significantly in March
Posted In: stocks, short selling, trading, netflix, Twitter, priceline, momentum stocks

War of the Wall Street robots

Feb 21, 2014
The high-speed trading world is run by algorithms and computers.
Posted In: robots, Wall Street, wire service, business wire, news, media, trading

Fantasy trading site allows users to 'play' the stock market

Jul 11, 2013
Players are signing up for Wall Street Magnate in droves, in part, because the simulated experience reflects the stock market in real time.
Posted In: Wall Street, trading, stock market, games

Astrology guides some financial traders

Sep 19, 2012
When the moon is in the seventh house, what’s a Wall Street trader to do? Pay some $300 for a financial astrology newsletter -- to go with stock charts.
Posted In: stock market, astrology, trading

Oil prices slide, and the search for an explanation is on

Sep 18, 2012
When oil prices fell sharply, the search for an explanation became almost as big a story as the slide itself. Unexplained fluctuations in markets have begun to reveal the anxiety left behind by 2008's financial crisis.
Posted In: oil prices, trading

Stock trading glitch spooks investors again

Aug 2, 2012
Knight Capital’s faulty software sent trading haywire and could sink the brokerage firm. Is technology helping or hurting investor confidence?
Posted In: Wall Street, trading, stock market

JPMorgan discloses $4.4 billion in trading losses

Jul 13, 2012
JPMorgan Chase has just released its quarterly earnings report, and the big number to report is: $4.4 billion. That's the new estimate for the size of JPMorgan's loss from risky trading bets.
Posted In: JPMorgan, trading, losses, Earnings

High-frequency trading: Bad for markets... and the soul?

May 21, 2012
Commentator Dave Lauer worked in high-frequency trading until he had a crisis of conscience.
Posted In: high-frequency trading, traders, trading

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