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HFT Shenanigans: PFE, NQ/QQQ, And CME Group Hacking

Ben Bernanke
Every week Floating Path looks to highlight some of the crazier examples of HFT running amok in the markets. We typically do so with the help of Nanex......(read more)

Arguments For When The Fed Will Taper

Jan Yellen driving economy
The general consensus is that the U.S. Federal Reserve will not begin to taper its asset purchases until sometime in 2014. Economic growth remains......(read more)

House Price Valuations In The U.S. And Europe

Jan Yellen driving economy
House prices in the U.S. have more or less stabilized, and in some areas are even growing quickly again. But much of the reason for that is the swift......(read more)

European Banks Are Losing Relevance

Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE:DB)
European banks have dramatically lost ground in global banking, Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE:DB) notes. In an analysis the world’s 25 largest banks......(read more)

Consensus Say Fed Taper Likely In December Or January

Ben Bernanke
BAML has conducted another institutional survey for an updated look at when market players believe the U.S. Federal Reserve will taper its level of......(read more)

Electric Vehicle Sales Exploded In August

Will Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) CEO make Ford Motor Company (F) CEO Jealous with this Payout?
Total electric vehicles sales in August were an estimated 11,363, the U.S. Department of Energy reports. This is a huge increase from the 7,442 electric......(read more)

The U.S. Treasury Secretary’s Debt Limit Letter To Congress

Barack Obama serious
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has sent the below letter to Congress pleading for an increase to the nation’s debt limit. The letter is addressed......(read more)

Targeted, Tailored Ads Coming To Your Living Room

DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV)
Satellite provider DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) has rolled out a new advertising methodology to allow companies to send commercials to specific households based......(read more)

Is HFT’s Zero Sum Game Reaching Its Endpoint?

Jim Chanos puppeteer
As far as growth and profitability are concerned, high frequency trading is on the decline according to the Financial Times. Industry insiders are expecting......(read more)

HFT Shenanigans: Data Leak, AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (AZN), Illiquid Crude, And Dark Pools Keep Rising

AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN)
Every week Floating Path looks to highlight some of the crazier examples of HFT running amok in the markets. We typically do so with the help of Nanex......(read more)

Bank of America Corp (BAC), Morgan Stanley (MS): Big Banks Globally Will Be Constrained By Increasing Capital Requirements

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)
The leverage ratio of a bank is calculated by dividing its Tier 1 capital by its average total consolidated assets. Basel III introduced a minimum leverage......(read more)

NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Visa Inc (V), Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS): A Visual Look At The Dow 30 Reshuffle

NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE)
Earlier this week, it was reported that NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE), Visa Inc (NYSE:V), and Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) would be added to the Dow Jones......(read more)

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS), Facebook Inc (FB): The Data Behind The Twitter IPO

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)
It’s finally here, Twitter has officially filed for an IPO! Thus far, there is little to know outside of the tweet above and rumors that Goldman Sachs......(read more)

Google Inc (GOOG), Nielsen Hldg NV (NLSN), TiVo Inc. (TIVO): Mark Cuban-Owned Company Soaring On Takeover Talks

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)
Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ:RENT), a company that focuses on analyzing consumers’ intake of media and can boast of having Mark Cuban as its second......(read more)

U.S. Economic Radar – September 13, 2013

Ben Bernanke
Recap of this week’s U.S. economic events: The Treasury statement showed that the 12 month rolling budget deficit decreased to $680 billion in August......(read more)

Monsanto Company (MON) And E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) Have Spent $8 Million This Week To Defeat GMO Labeling Law In Washington

genetically modified foods
This November voters in Washington will be deciding on labeling of genetically modified foods via Washington Initiative 522, and thus far the biotech/......(read more)

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM), Bank of America Corp (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Citigroup Inc (C): Four Biggest U.S. Banks Have Grown By $1.4 Trillion Since Crisis

JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)
It has been five years since the banking industry experienced a gigantic crisis stemming from the housing market, derivatives, and an overall lack of......(read more)

The Thought Processes Of Larry Summers

Barack Obama serious
Contrary to prior consensus that Janet Yellen would be the new chair of the Federal Reserve, the front-runner now appears to be Larry Summers. Given that......(read more)

U.S. Money Supply Decreases 0.17%

Ben Bernanke
The U.S. money supply decreased slightly in the week ending August 19, the Federal Reserve reports. Total currency in circulation was $1.1382 trillion......(read more)

Americans Hoping To Hide Cash Offshore Look To Singapore, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands

Jim Chanos on china map
The days of Switzerland being the secret banking capital for the wealthy appear to be waning, as tax advisers are recommending Singapore, Hong Kong, and......(read more)

HFT Shenanigans: Spoofing eMinis; Apple Inc. (AAPL), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), And NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC)’s Weak Excuse

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Every week Floating Path looks to highlight some of the crazier examples of HFT running amok in the markets. We typically do so with the help of Nanex......(read more)

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): Latest HFT Shenanigans, Inside The Nasdaq Darkness

Apple Inc.
High frequency trading combined with a complex market structure leads to crazy anomalies on an almost daily basis. This past week we saw an entire......(read more)

When Will The Fed Taper?

Ben Bernanke
Now a buzzword, “taper” has come to symbolize the potential slowing of bond purchases that the Federal Reserve will presumably begin in the near future......(read more)

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), Ford Motor Company (F), General Motors Company (GM): Vehicle Miles Driven Fall 0.4% In June

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Related Tickers: Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Total miles traveled on all roads and streets......(read more)

U.S. Economic Radar – August 23, 2013

Ben Bernanke
Recap of the past week’s U.S. economic releases: 1). New home sales sunk 13.4% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of only 394k. That rate......(read more)
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