Posts Tagged ‘stock markets’

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    Stock Markets: High Speed Trading

    Apr 4, 13 • 235 Views • No Comments

    High frequency trading might be an elephant in the closet. Representing perhaps 51% of all daily trading volume, speedy trading hits the headlines only when something goes wrong. But since I’ve been reading Frank Partnoy’s Wait: The Art and...  [read more]

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    Laotian Investing

    Nov 14, 12 • 241 Views • No Comments

    Laos has a new stock market. Launched during January 2011, on its opening day, the Laotian Securities Exchange listed 2 state-owned businesses, a bank and a power company. News reports indicated that investor interest in their securities was considerable and...  [read more]

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    Election Economics: Assessing the US Economy

    Sep 24, 12 • 296 Views • No Comments

    Is the US economy less sick? Comparing January 2009 when Obama became president and now, let’s see how its “symptoms” have changed. Approximately the Same: Jobs: During January, 2009, the employment number, 133 million, was very similar to...  [read more]

  • Stock Markets: Should Wall Street Slow Down?

    Aug 2, 12 • 248 Views • No Comments

    Soon after the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opened yesterday, the prices of more than 140 securities moved irrationally. Some were up 150%. Though no one yet has said why, we do know that fast trading computer programs—high-frequency trades—were the...  [read more]

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    Election Economics: Assessing Dodd-Frank

    Jul 23, 12 • 357 Views • No Comments

    University of Chicago professor Luigi Zingales tells the story of being asked to tape his windows during a tornado watch in Boston. A similar mandate in Italy, he said, would mean that the brother of the mayor was in the tape business. Furthermore, when...  [read more]