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HFT Players Struggle to Survive
HFT Players Struggle to Survive
High-frequency trading shops are having a difficult time in the current marketplace, as trading volumes remain extremely low. This week, Eladian closed its doors due to the weak market. Who will be next?

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Exclusive: Inside the GETCO Execution Services Trading Floor
Exclusive: Inside the GETCO Execution Services Trading Floor
Advanced Trading takes you on an exclusive tour of the New York trading floor of GETCO Execution Services, the solutions arm of GETCO.

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It's Time to Get Serious About Software Testing, Says SEC Roundtable
It's Time to Get Serious About Software Testing, Says SEC Roundtable
Commentators observing the SEC markets technology roundtable held in Washington DC this week say the roundtable participants didn't get specific enough when it came to software testing and that the industry should look at how other industries, including aerospace, test and validate products before putting them to market.

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Sallie Weeps Blood, Greg Smith Cashes In, Breaking Up the Banks and More
Sallie Weeps Blood, Greg Smith Cashes In, Breaking Up the Banks and More
Sallie Krawcheck gave what is likely the most graphic description of big bank complexity, while Goldman Sachs prepares for ex-employee Greg Smith's supposedly tell-all book. Here what people are saying about these newsmakers, breaking up the big banks and the euro's continued troubles in this week's top quotes.

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No Trust in the 'Futures,' Morgan Stanley Plays Mr. Fix It, Technology Bugs and More Quotes of the Week
No Trust in the 'Futures,' Morgan Stanley Plays Mr. Fix It, Technology Bugs and More Quotes of the Week
Morgan Stanley officials vowed this week to fix the technology systems for the company's brokerage sales force, while the Peregrine and MF Global debacles have industry leaders losing faith in the futures industry. Plus, JPMorgan's new chief investment officer hopes for a return to a sense of normalcy at the firm after its own debacle.

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Nomura, Insider Trading and Buying Politicians: Advanced Trading's Week in Review
Nomura, Insider Trading and Buying Politicians: Advanced Trading's Week in Review
Summer is over and it's time to get serious, especially on Wall Street and in Washington, D.C. This week we hear from luminaries in the financial services arena who touch on fraud, regulation and how to keep a large global investment firm from imploding. We also hear about whether an organization that represents banks in America will get involved in buying -- or rather, influencing -- politicians. As the saying goes, money goes to money.

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Inside Abel Noser's Trading Floor
Inside Abel Noser's Trading Floor
Advanced Trading takes you on an exclusive tour of Abel Noser's New York trading floor, where the agency broker known for transaction cost analysis, is customizing algorithms for the buy side, while growing its fixed income trading and transitions business.

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7 Most Striking Reasons Only 2% of Pro Investors Trust The Market
7 Most Striking Reasons Only 2% of Pro Investors Trust The Market
Only 2 percent of capital markets industry professionals say they really trust market structure, according to a new survey from TABB Group. Here's how the Twittersphere explains it.

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Is Jon Corzine Starting a Hedge Fund? And More Speculation from Wall Street
Is Jon Corzine Starting a Hedge Fund? And More Speculation from Wall Street
Jon Corzine is back in the news and the fallout from Knight Capital's software problems continues, while Goldman Sachs avoids charges. These are just a few of the topics industry observers are discussing this week.

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The 12 Most Spectacular Financial Services Failures of All Time
The 12 Most Spectacular Financial Services Failures of All Time
As a result of its spectacular tech fail on Aug. 1, Knight Capital became the latest financial services firm to have pushed to the brink of collapse before being either rescued at the eleventh hour or permanently wiped out.

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Knight Capital's Bad Week In Tweets
Knight Capital's Bad Week In Tweets
Last week one of the most respected and tech-savvy investment firms unleashed a new trading algorithm that went, in a word, haywire. The news was as bad as it was unbelievable: At one point the market maker owned $7 billion in unwanted stock. Traders inside Knight Capital had to scramble to undo the damage as managers sought emergency financing to cover the resulting losses of $440 million after 45-minutes of out-of-control trading. Advanced Trading has gathered the most pointed and revealing posts on Twitter about the Knight Capital debacle. It wasn’t pretty.

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The Top 10 Mobile Apps on Wall Street
The Top 10 Mobile Apps on Wall Street
Creating apps for retail investors generally has been the top mobile priority for Wall Street firms. But as the technology continues to advance, retail apps are proving valuable for professional traders as well. Here are 10 top apps that are storming the Street.

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Wall Street’s 5 Biggest Tech Fails
Wall Street’s 5 Biggest Tech Fails
As the Knight Capital trading fiasco once again proved, in the race to be first, crashes will happen. But slowing down today’s high-speed marketplace would be akin to going back to the Stone Ages for market participants. High-speed trading is here to stay, and strategies will continue to grow more complex. But over the past two years, there have been a number of high-profile incidents in which an inability to harness the latest technologies that power our markets has cost industry players dearly — both in lost dollars and lost investor trust. Advanced Trading highlights Wall Street’s five biggest tech fails in the past two years.

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Knight Capital Sets Twittersphere Afire, Just After #Knight Burns Itself
Knight Capital Sets Twittersphere Afire, Just After #Knight Burns Itself
The tweets about Knight Capital’s $400 million and counting software glitch run the gamut from shocked, to sad, to “I told you so.” No one knows if Knight Capital will survive the weekend, but here is what people are tweeting as the firm searches for a lifeline.

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The True Cost of HFT, Sandy Weill's About Face, Death Star of Finance, and more
The True Cost of HFT, Sandy Weill's About Face, Death Star of Finance, and more
Sandy Weill, the former Citigroup chief executive and shatterer of Glass-Steagall says the industry needs a return to the separation of commercial and investment banks, while a recent study on HFT reveals that the practice costs long-term investors $2.5 billion per year.

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The Funniest Sandy Weill Twitter Responses
The Funniest Sandy Weill Twitter Responses
Former Citigroup CEO and the architect of the modern mega-bank dropped a bombshell on CNBC yesterday: We should break up the big banks that are too big to fail. This statement may seem simple and sensible but consider the source: this came from the man who created these very banking behemoths. Needless to say, Twitter was abuzz comparing Sandy Weill's truth bomb to other statements no one ever expected to hear. Enjoy.

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