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The circumstances surrounding the arrest of Navinder Sarao for his actions related to the Flash Crash have been covered widely, but there is one angle that seems to be slipping through the cracks: Sarao’s intent. Or more precisely, his lack of intent.
Considering the volume of trade orders Sarao is alleged to have placed and then canceled, it seems likely his intention was to manipulate the market.[…] Continue Reading »
Just wrapped up a week in sunny San Diego covering the SIFMA Ops conference. Hours and hours of great speakers and insights. A few observations:
SEC Commissioner Kara Stein is ambitious: As covered earlier this week on this site, Stein wants to revolutionize the way data is gathered and analyzed at the SEC. She sounds a lot like Scott O’Malia did during his days at the CFTC.[…] Continue Reading »
SEC Commissioner Kara Stein has no qualms dissecting the role data plays in today’s financial markets. If anything, she seems to be making it her mission to educate anyone who will listen about the conflicting roles data can play in today’s markets: Data can empower beautiful market efficiencies and enhance beastly market disruptions.