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April 3, 2014 Is the stock market really rigged in favor of high frequency traders?

Source: The Week

Since 1987's Black Monday, markets have become increasingly computerized. Change was gradual at first, but in the last decade it has become rapid. Today, computerized markets trade faster than ever before — faster, literally,...

April 3, 2014 Market Structure Map - Flash Boys

Source: Tim Quast , President, ModernNetworks IR LLC

I don’t skateboard. But the title of Michael Lewis’s new book on high-speed trading, Flash Boys, made me think Lewis could’ve called it DC-town & Flash Boys.[more]

April 2, 2014 Did Someone Front Run Michael Lewis?

Source: Barron's

The new Michael Lewis book, Flash Boys, focuses on high-frequency trading, which, Lewis contends, amounts to high-tech front running. Unusual action in the options market late last week suggests a bit of trading ahead of the 60...

April 2, 2014 Is High-Frequency Trading as Bad as Michael Lewis Wants You to Think?

Source: The Wire

"The United States stock market, the most iconic market in global capitalism, is rigged." So says author Michael Lewis in his new book about Wall Street (and in the most quotable part of his recent 60 Minutes segment.) But...

March 31, 2014 CSR: the dangers of ‘doing the right thing’

Source: Spiked

Five years after the low point of the Western financial crisis, we still see almost daily attacks on bankers’ bonuses and CEO pay levels. This idea that big payouts to business people are a key factor behind our economic troubles...

March 28, 2014 Taking the initiative: Stock exchanges and sustainable value creation over the long term

Source: EIRIS Blog

Representatives from EIRIS recently had the privilege of taking part in the Istanbul Sustainability Index Workshop, organised by Sabanci University in cooperation with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Corporate Governance...

March 27, 2014 Market Structure Map - What Really Matters

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Last week whilst (as the Brits would say) tooling on cruiser bikes past beanie baby tycoon Ty Warner’s palace on the Santa Barbara bluffs, we sighted paradise. This week we’re in Boston where we sponsor the NIRI chapter. Hope to...[more]

March 24, 2014 Time Is Right to Be a Socially Responsible Investor

Source: Noozhawk

Many investors seek investment vehicles that reflect their social values. This is true for a sizable segment of the investor population in California, and especially here in Santa Barbara. The challenge has been finding...

March 22, 2014 Exxon Decision Shows Growing Climate Clout Of Investors

Law 360 - Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 7:34 PM ET) -- ExxonMobil Corp.'s agreement to disclose how it evaluates the climate change risks of its energy assets is a rare, significant victory for shareholder activists that...

March 21, 2014 Chasing The Dragon - Is The Chinese Economy Flaming Out'

Seeking Alpha - The Rise of the Dragon as the World's Largest Trading Nation Since becoming a member of the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) in December 2001, China's economy has grown eightfold to overtake Japan as...

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