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Presenting The Quote Stuffing Trading Strategy Of The NY Fed’s Favorite Hedge Fund: Citadel

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 08/15/2014 17:32

As regular readers are well aware, when it comes to “more than arms length” equity market intervention in New Normal markets, the New York Fed’s preferred “intermediary” of choice to, how should one say, boost investor sentiment aka “protect from a plunge”, is none other than [...]

“Unrigged?” The Bulk Of Odd Lot Trades On US Exchanges Are 1-Share-Lots!

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 07/10/2014 15:15

If the market’s are not ‘rigged’ by HFT teasers front-running any ‘real’ flow that happens to take its chances on the public stock exchanges, then please – - someone explain this chart.

As Nanex shows, the massive bulk of oddlot trades on [...]

VIX-Manipulating HFT Algo Is Booted From Dark Pool, Exposed For Whole World To See

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 07/01/2014 16:31

VIX was monkey-hammered lower once again today, lifting stocks vertically to Russell 2000 record highs and The Dow within a point of 17,000. The question is who (or what) is doing it. Nanex appears to have found out who…It appears the un-visible hand of VIX manipulation [...]

Laugh Along With Darclays “Ongoing Commitment To Transparency” Presentation To Clients

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 06/26/2014 14:16

Now that any credibility Barclays, pardon Darklays, may have had in the capital markets has drowned at the bottom of its (soon to be shuttered) dark pool, it is time to start making fun of the bank. To do that we bring our readers the [...]

How Barclays Got Caught Red-Handed With “Pernicious HFT Fraud”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 06/25/2014 19:45

First it was gold, now it is HFT – poor Barclays just can’t get away with any market rigging crime these days.

Remember when in the aftermath of the most recent Michael Lewis-inspired HFT scandal, one after another HFT and Dark Pool exchange swore up and [...]

NY AG Sues Barclays For HFT Fraud

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 06/25/2014 14:57

In what appears to be the first real action post-Flash Boys, NY AG Eric Schneiderman will announce at 4pm ET that Barclays will be sued over fraud allegations related to its Dark Pool’s preferential treatment of high-frequency traders. As Bloomberg notes, Barclays runs one of the market’s [...]

The Ultimate Hack – HFT Hedge Fund’s Trades “Slowed Down” By Malicious Malware

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 06/19/2014 11:15

Hacking Target… or The Pentagon… or Alcoa… or some Chinese military installation is all well and good; but mess with the US equity markets’ mainstay market structure and it’s getting serious. As BAE Systems reports, hackers slowed down high-speed trading at a large hedge fund last [...]

TD Ameritrade Admits “Virtually Always” Sells Retail Orders To HFTs

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 06/18/2014 11:52

Yesterday’s Katsuyama vs High Freaks battle was once again a game of distraction from the facts. However, despite one member of the panel’s desperate attempts to show how great and good HFT was for poor old retail, it was Carl Levin that nailed TD Ameritrade – which [...]

MARSHALL SWING: SPECULATOR SHORT SHAKEOUT IN SILVER!

silverdoctors.com / Marshall Swing, SD Contributor / JUNE 17, 2014

During this past COT period we see in silver that price flat lined during the first part of the period then on Thursday evening after hours there was an explosion upwards. This is what I call a speculator short shakeout on the part of the [...]

Lest We Forget, It’s Tuesday

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 06/17/2014 15:05

With an hour left in the trading day and stocks surging impressively on absolutely no positive catalyst whatsoever (hawkish inflation, dismal housing data, Baghdad under attack, Ukraine terrorism) apart from higher bond yields, we thought a gentle reminder of what day of the week it is would [...]

Famous “Big Tobacco” Lawyer Launches Class Action Lawsuit Against HFT

zerohedge.com / Tyler Durden / 06/07/2014 10:05 -0400

In 1994 a lawyer did what most thought was impossible: he took on big tobacco on behalf of the state of Mississippi and won a record $368.5 billion judgment paid out by the 13 biggest tobacco companies to cover the cost of treating illnesses related [...]

Merrill Lynch Is Expecting A Big Correction

sproutmoney.com / June 4, 2014

The first weeks of April were interesting for the US stock market, since momentum stocks lost a lot of ground. These stocks were the ones who led the charge last year, but in a short period of time they were put back in touch with reality.

The Bobler: Watch As An HFT Algo “Trades” German Bunds

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/29/2014 15:41

For the longest time it was thought that high frequency traders and their algos were mostly focused on equities due to the ease of accessing equity markets and getting priority data feeds which permit a certain class of traders to scalp and/or frontrun order blocks all [...]

How To Fix High-Frequency Trading

zerohedge.com / by Anthony Tassone, Green Key Technologies / 05/26/2014 11:51

Solution to HFT Debate: Match Based On Price & Quality, Not Time.

The recent public outcry over high frequency trading is pointless. Solutions exist. Virtually every comparable market in the world uses them already.

But, some electronic exchanges [...]

The Great Unrotation: Biggest Inflow Into Treasury Funds Since 2010; $7 Billion Outflow From Stocks

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/23/2014 09:48

Remember the legend of the great rotation? Neither do we. But we do know that a Treasury fund inflow of $3.06 billion, the largest since at least 2010 according to Bank of America, coupled with an equity fund outflow of $7.1 billion, means just one thing: [...]

Market Instability Rising Fast As “Limit Up, Limit Down” Halts Surge

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/22/2014 09:46

While the defenders of HFT continue spouting their usual platitudes (with the latest piece of “anti-hyperbolic” fluff coming from “Mr. Quant” (but don’t call him an HFTer) Cliff Asness himself who said overnight that “markets are “rigged” in favor of, not against, retail investors“… so [...]

Three Market Factors Which Citi Says Are Worse Now Than In 2007

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/16/2014 14:46 -0400

When it comes to the current state of the market, everyone knows – whether they admit it or not – that it is broken. And we aren’t talking HFT which while rigging price discovery, generally does so on a microburst momentum basis which at most lasts [...]

Is There Anything Wrong With These Charts?

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/13/2014 16:15 -0400

UPDATE: *NYSE REVIEWING TRADES FOR ‘AOL,’ ‘NBR,’ ‘MPC,’ ‘LO,’ ‘CNQ’ FROM 3:49:00PM-3:51:00PM ET

By now it is clear to everyone that the market is rigged, manipulated and broken. But this rigged, manipulated and broken? Honestly, we don’t know, hence our question: is this now “normal” or [...]

FED GOVERNOR REVEALS THE TRUTH ABOUT QE

theburningplatform.com / May 12, 2014

“I was not for this program, popularly known as QE3, to begin with. I doubted its efficacy and was convinced that the financial system already had sufficient liquidity to finance recovery without providing tinder for future inflation. But I lost that argument in the [...]

132 Nations Want Out of the Cabal Banking System

nationofchange.org / By Christina Sarich / May 6, 2014

The secret cabal’s control over international markets is becoming less of a mystery as increasing numbers of markets reveal themselves so obviously to be fixed.

Just in case you haven’t been keeping up with the ‘tin-foil’ hat conspiracies, increasingly proven to be true, the Federal Reserve [...]

Where Flipping A Home Generates An 80% Profit

zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden on 05/01/2014 14:37 -0400

Overnight, RealtyTrac released its latest home-flipping report. What it found is that while the latest housing bubble may have indeed popped, manifesting itself not only in a decline in flipping prices but also a tumble in flipping activity across the US as a percentage of all [...]

Citadel Blasts Lewis’ Flash Boys; Says “Small Investors Have Never Been So Fortunate”

zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 04/29/2014 16:41 -0400

Citadel’s head of Execution Services (cough HFT cough) Jamil Nazarali, proclaimed Monday that small investors have never been so fortunate and said, with regard to Michael Lewis’ now infamous book Flash Boys, “The most important thing that the market can do is stop… pointing [...]

These Are The Top Financial Concerns Of Ordinary Americans

zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 04/28/2014 16:30 -0400

While institutional investors and money managers have a very specific list of worries when it comes to their “financial concerns” such as Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO), monthly/quarterly performance and redemption requests, losing top traders, what the year end bonus will be, order fill slippage, being [...]

The Rise Of The Fatty

zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 04/22/2014 18:46 -0400

For all the talk about QE this, HFT that, crony capitalism, cold war 2.0, hyperinflation, hyperdeflation, social inequality, Keynesian dead end, global financial meltdown, perhaps the one more tangible threats to mankind as a whole (and to the future underfunded healthcare costs) is something fatr simpler: [...]

Frogs Aboil

blog.milesfranklin.com / By Andrew Hoffman / April 22nd, 2014

Yesterday, I noted Zero Hedge’s headline at the start of a quiet, post-Easter session in which European markets were closed; i.e., “Sleepy Holiday Market prepares for scripted, daily low-volume levitation.” Today, on yet another quiet news morning, Zero Hedge writes “Traders walk in on another [...]

“Timestamp Fraud”: A Rigged Market Explained In One Simple Animation

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/19/2014 14:18

The topic of High-Frequency-Trading quickly dissolves into a smorgasbord of mnemonics and ‘inside-baseball’ technical terms – just complicated enough to lose everyone that matters or should care about its implications. Despite the fair-and-balanced defense from the mainstream media business channels (sponsored by the belief in [...]

The Crime of HFT Is ‘Freelance Manipulation’ Not Market Distortion

thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / April 18, 2014

The problems of HFT … Never mind Michael Lewis. The most interesting and provocative thing to be written of late about financial innovation in general, and high-frequency trading in particular, comes from Joe Stiglitz. The Nobel prize-winning economist delivered a wonderful and fascinating speech at the [...]

“Holy Grail” HFT Firm Virtu Questioned By NY AG

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/18/2014 11:08 -0400

Having the trade record of Bernie Madoff and the braggadocio of a WWF wrestler was just too much for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to ignore. Rigged Market HFT Poster-child, and recent-delayed IPO, Virtu Financial has received a letter of inquiry from the AG’s office [...]

Several Factors Suggest A Big Move Is Coming For Gold

investmentresearchdynamics.com / April 17, 2014

Thank God for the manipulation. Could be collateral stress? We get to buy at lower prices. I just wish they manipulated the price of food, clothing and shelter lower as well. – Comment from a reader

There’s no question about it – the Fed and the Government’s taxpayer-funded Exchange Stabilization [...]

IEX Records Its Highest Volume Day Yet

zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 04/16/2014 15:59 -0400

In a curious departure from convention, the Goldman-backed, HFT-evading pseudo dark pool IEX, made famous in Michael Lewis’ blockbuster “Flash Boys” has decided to post daily volume stats of its operations. And whether it is due to the advertising by the iconic bookwriter, or because increasingly [...]