NEWS
Algorithms Investigated
Thu Jul 18, 2013 01:43 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- Regulators are ratcheting up their focus on the complex computer systems deployed by high-frequency trading firms, with an eye on whether the systems have adequate safeguards against chaotic trading that can destabilize markets and harm investor confidence.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is conducting a probe of high-speed firms' trading algorithms -- the computer formulas that juggle the firms' rapid-fire trades -- and the controls surrounding their trading technology, according to an examination letter sent to about 10 firms this week and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

The review follows last year's trading malfunction by ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Groups Want Terminal Reopened
DTN Closing Grain Comments
DTN's Quick Takes
DTN Midday Livestock Comments
DTN Midday Grain Comments
DTN Technically Speaking Blog
Technically Speaking Blog
Todd's Take
DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments
DTN Early Word Opening Livestock