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Japan Tightens Regulations on High Frequency Trading: 3 FINTECH Needs
Japan's FSA (Financial Services Agency) is looking to implement tighter regulations on High Frequency Trading (HFT) as soon as 2018. Reuters states that "The growing presence of HFT on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has raised concerns high-speed trading could
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How do derivatives benefit the global economy?
ISDA and JohnLothian news produced a great overview on the role of derivatives in a global economy.  
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Character Matters. Don’t Steal Code
Zheng Quan Zhang, A DevOps engineer working at a global trading firm, was charged with theft of trade secrets for his alleged theft of proprietary computer code concerning algorithmic trading models and trading platforms from his employer according to the
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My First Algo on CloudQuant.com
Last week I mentioned my efforts to produce an algorithm on CloudQuant.com. As a reminder, they are a strategy incubator that provides historical data going back to 2011. If you can produce a trading or investment strategy that produces decent
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What level of mathematics is necessary for algorithmic trading?
This question and my answer was originally posted on Quora. Simple question. Much more difficult answer. Algorithmic trading takes all types. Consider the following algos: A simple momentum strategy that buys and sells based upon a 4 upticks in a
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An Incubator for Trading Strategies
GLG Partners has hired a head of machine learning. Financial News reports that this is a new role entirely. The article points out that the volume of data that GLG is utilizing is growing. A similar article reports that BlackRock
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What is your current salary?
A recent Business Insider article shows that New York city just made it illegal for companies to ask "What is your Current Salary?" Previously I was unaware that this was illegal in any place. It is a good move and
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