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Ten HFT Debates to Follow on Twitter

The moment Flash Boys hit the shelves Twitter became a battleground for the HFT debate. #Flashboys #HFT
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Everyone has their head in a book. You know the one.

Chances are you have read it by now, or at least waiting for the weekend to submerge yourself.

Regardless, at this point you may feel you already know the book's complete contents. A week of lively debates have taken a close look at the information and theories Lewis lays out in Flash Boys.

Debate has been strong, with influential market participants and talking heads rushing to decry or defend high frequency trading's value to the markets. Naturally, Twitter has been a colorful battle ground. We've curated a list of Tweeters who have stepped into the ring.


Becca Lipman is Senior Editor for Wall Street & Technology. She writes in-depth news articles with a focus on big data and compliance in the capital markets. She regularly meets with information technology leaders and innovators and writes about cloud computing, datacenters, ... View Full Bio

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4/7/2014 | 2:06:50 PM
re: Ten HFT Debates to Follow on Twitter
Banning priority feeds would be a bold step. This is going to come up as the various regulatory investigations examine "fairness" and as they redefine the term "insider trading." In terms of penalizing those that abuse, the SEC needs the tools to identify abuse and to monitor the activity. That is the purpose of the SEC's MIDAS -Market Information Data Analytics System. It processes and collects quotes and orders on national exchanges, modifications and cancellations, and it processes quotes from each exchange's proprietary feeds. The SEC has published some very in-depth analysis of the exchange order books and reporting methods. I'm not sure what this all means.
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