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Paul Wallis's Blog – May 2012 Archive (2)

Seeing the next flash crash coming

Last week, in “Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management”, IBM Fellow Irving Wladawsky-Berger discussed a round table breakfast about, ‘Protecting Financial Markets in the Age of the Cloud

“...Several participants cited the sharp rise in volume and speed of high-frequency trading over the past decade as an example of a current practice that is…

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Added by Paul Wallis on May 10, 2012 at 14:06 — No Comments

Finance and transparency

Strike!...Everybody Out!

 

It’s hard to imagine a group of people less likely to go on strike than the floor traders at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  But, a few weeks ago, brokers in the Eurodollar options pit did just that.

 

They were protesting because they were unable to participate in the pricing of ‘block trades’ in Eurodollar futures, believing the system is ‘…

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Added by Paul Wallis on May 3, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

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