The technology may have advanced to HFT Trading, algorithmic trading but the rogue inside the human will always overpower the technology.
Let’s try to understand the case of Navinder Singh Sarao , Has he became the scapegoat ?
According to the justice department Mr Sarao and his firm is guilty of Nav Sarao Futures, made £26m ($40m) illegally over five years.
He has been accused of using an “automated trading program” to manipulate markets, and contributing to the flash crash of 6 May 2010. On that day, the Dow Jones index lost 700 points in a matter of minutes – wiping about $800bn off the value of US shares – before recovering just as quickly. Continue reading “The case of Flash Crash Trader”
Gudi Padwa, Cheti Chand, , Ugadi – make it a Great day and a Great Year.Happy New year! A very happy new Financial year Year too . Well moving back to the topic : Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt is a new book by Michael Lewis to be released today. I have been following Mr Lewis when I first read his best work in “Liar’s Poker” . I have read almost all his books published in the past and found every time fresh things to explore in this financial jungle.
He appeared for an interview day before yesterday before the release of Flash Boys,” is scheduled to be released on Monday, appeared on “60 Minutes” to argue that high-speed trading has ripped off investors not in possession of lightning-fast computers and special cables.
Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Continue reading “Flash Boys : A Wall Street Revolt”