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HFT

The 2017 Profit & Loss Crystal Ball

Colin Lambert has retrieved the trusty Profit & Loss Crystal Ball from the dark recesses of the office, given it a wipe, and peered into the future to produce 10 predictions for 2017.

There is little doubt that as an industry foreign exchange is a more optimistic place than it was just 12 months ago – and hopefully the majority of themes in this year’s Crystal Ball reflect a more upbeat message.

es, the coming year will not be without the challenges of legal battles that have dogged the industry for the past three years, but if nothing else the shock factor has worn off and most people see what is happening as the continuation of a long process.

And Another Thing…

This week’s Bundesbank paper on HFT in bund and equity markets caused a stir – as anything on this subject does of course – and it highlights to me again, how FX is in front of other markets in being inclusive and functional. It is significant that while some regulators want FX to be equities-like in market structure, more are looking to an FX solution – the speed bump – to save equity market problems.
I am not sure we should be talking about speed bumps for the real issue is the dysfunctional liquidity stream.

More Fun and Games in AUD Around RBA Announcement?

Market sources are reporting a flurry of trades in the seconds leading up to the release of the latest Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) monetary policy decision today. The sources say that price action on at least three multi-dealer venues preceded the announcement that the central bank had cut its key interest rate by 25 […]