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Fragmentation Index Maybe markets are unfair, but are they rigged? Posted by Steve Grob on April 2, 2014 · 2 Comments The publication of Michael Lewis’s new book Flash Boys has reignited the whole HFT/dark pool debate (actually, maybe it’s never really gone away). The point people seem to continually miss in this debate is the distinction between “unfair” and “rigged”. To me the term rigged implies some malevolent conspiracy between certain members of an ecosystem aimed at taking advantage of an identified target. In this instance,...
The Watchman’s Rattle – financial regulation in 2014 Posted by Steve Grob on January 22, 2014 · 1 Comment In her excellent book, ‘The Watchman’s Rattle’, Rebecca Costa explains the tendency to substitute belief for science when problems become too complicated. The first sign of this is a cognitive threshold, or gridlock, where problems are just passed down from one generation to another with an increasing... Read More Ready, SEF, go Fidessa Fragmentation Index » Home
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