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Yale's chief investment officer thinks America's stock markets are broken

That is the opening line of an op-ed in The New York Times today written by law professor Jonathan Macey and David Swensen, chief investment officer at Yale.<p>"Individuals and institutions make transactions in rigged markets favoring short-term players," the op-ed said.<p>The op-ed goes on to discuss …

Markets

THE END IS NEAR: A top Wall Street strategist believes the global bull market will end in 2017

In its year-ahead outlook for 2016, SocGen expects that aside from the US, next year will be another good year for global stocks.<p>The European Central Bank's quantitative-easing stimulus program, as well as the Bank of Japan's QE program and reform efforts, will help support stocks around the …

November jobs report likely to give Fed go-ahead to raise interest rates

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Federal Reserve appears hell bent on raising interest rates for the first time in a decade and only a lousy U.S. jobs …

High Frequency Trading & Volatility

The stock market was once a large room with traders shouting ”Buy” and ”Sell” at live monitors, this picture has now changed. In modern times, there …

Reserve Bank's Guy Debelle says 'We just don't understand' flash crashes

The factors behind sudden moves in prices of bonds and currency pairs remain a concerning mystery, according to the Reserve Bank assistant governor …

Spoofing trial to shine light on secret world of high-frequency trading

In less time than it takes you to read this sentence, Michael Coscia could make more money than most Americans earn in an 8-hour day.<p>If you blinked, you miss it.<p>But if you slowed down time, sliced a second into a thousand tiny parts, and looked at a span of just 65 milliseconds — about as long as …

Mark Cuban unleashes on high-frequency trading

Billionaire <b>Mark Cuban</b> questioned the stock market's safety Friday, bashing perceived apathy toward high-frequency trading.<p>In a series of tweets, the …