The August interruption in Nasdaq service is merely the latest example of the increasing instability of the U.S. equity market.
October 14, 2013
U.S. stocks jumped Thursday, with benchmark indexes rallying the most since January, as signs grew that lawmakers could reach an agreement to increase the debt ceiling and avoid a default.
October 10, 2013 | 04:28 pm
A change in Federal Reserve policy or the tapering of quantitative easing remains the greatest risk to equity markets, according to Northern Trust's quarterly investment manager survey.
October 10, 2013 | 03:51 pm
Aside from expressing fatigue with the brinksmanship in Washington, investors are also asking what to make of the current situation in D.C. — and importantly what it means for portfolios.
October 04, 2013 | 05:30 pm
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday that his office is investigating several high-frequency trading organizations that gain advantages by receiving market information early.
October 04, 2013 | 04:04 pm
As Washington policymakers deal with the deadline dramas of an expiring budget resolution and the federal debt ceiling, money managers and their institutional clients are taking it all in stride.
September 30, 2013
The SEC plans to bring more actions on trading, Mary Jo White, SEC chairwoman said Thursday before some 400 attendees at the Council of Institutional Investors conference in Chicago.
September 26, 2013 | 01:51 pm
Stocks climbed to record highs Wednesday after the Federal Reserve unexpectedly refrained from reducing bond buying, emboldening bulls who have enjoyed a 154% rally since stimulus began five years ago.
September 18, 2013 | 04:21 pm
Defying market expectations, members of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington on Wednesday decided to stand pat with their $85 billion-per-month agency debt and mortgage-backed...
September 18, 2013 | 03:38 pm
Early and comprehensive consultation among regulators is key to any cross-border changes in OTC derivatives rules, according to a report by regulators in the U.S., European Union, Japan and five...
September 03, 2013 | 01:01 pm
A spate of recent glitches in trading markets is putting pressure on federal regulators to step in, and on institutional money managers to pay more attention to market infrastructure.
September 02, 2013
Nasdaq OMX Group provided more details about its three-hour trading halt last week, saying a flood of data received from NYSE Arca exposed a software flaw in its conduit for disseminating prices.
August 29, 2013 | 03:04 pm
U.S. stocks fell Tuesday, with the Standard & Poor's 500 index dropping the most since June 20, as growing tension over possible military action in Syria overshadowed a report showing consumer...
August 27, 2013 | 04:30 pm
BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge Holdings agreed to merge, uniting two of the biggest U.S. exchange operators amid a four-year decline in volume.
August 26, 2013 | 03:49 pm
Computer malfunctions disrupted trading at U.S. exchanges Thursday, with all three options markets run by Nasdaq OMX Group halting transactions after NYSE Arca canceled some live orders earlier.