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Poll: Does High-Frequency Trading Do More Harm Than Good?

High-frequency trading (HFT) accounts for more than half of equity trades in the United States and represents a growing share of traded volume in Europe and Asia. Although there is no sole definition of HFT, it is often thought of as proprietary trading done through powerful IT hardware and programs to get an edge in order execution over very short time intervals. Read more

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Weekend Reading for Equity Investors: Focusing on Fundamentals

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Equity investors liked what they heard from central bankers Mario Draghi and Ben Bernanke earlier this month and have pushed most global indices higher. Chinese stocks, coping with a steady flow of skepticism and negative economic news, have been a notable exception. Looking ahead, as corporate earnings come back into focus, bullish sentiment may very well fade without meaningful signs of a sustained economic recovery. Read more

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