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Category Archives: Instinet

Black Monday 2.0: The Next Machine-Driven Meltdown

Authord by Ben Levisohn via Barrons, In the rise of computer-driven trading, some hear echoes of the stock market’s 1987 crash. Beware the feedback loop… Black Monday. Although the event to which those two words refer occurred 30 years ago, they still carry the weight of that day—Oct. 19, 1987—when the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

A Russian Went Inside A Chinese Click-Farm: This Is What He Found

On the day when Snapchat erased billions of market cap from investors (and founders) accounts – as the MAUs-means-money model seems to break – we thought it worthwhile taking another glimpse into the hush-hush world of 'click-farms' and the fakeness of the latest social network fads. In 2014, we first exposed the world to the […]

Up To 15% Of Twitter Accounts Are Fake, Study Finds

In January, when we exposed that up to 350,000 Twitter accounts could be fake, the social media world started to question its own reality. Now, a study from USC and Indiana University, that Twitter has roughly 48 million active bot accounts. That's 15% of reported active users that are not human at all… Earlier this […]

Wall Street Analysts Throw Up On Snapchat IPO Euphoria

When it comes to sellside opinions about yesterday’s SNAP IPO, there are two camps: those from analysts who belonged to the underwriting syndicate, which for obvious reasons (Goldman and Morgan Stanley were both paid over $20 million for their underwriting efforts) have been broadly positive about the public offering… and those from everyone else. And […]

ZeroHedge: In Its Second Attempt At Going Public, BATS Prices $253 Million IPO At $19/Share

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Just over four years ago, on March 23, 2012, every HFT’s favorite exchange (because it specifically affords them a look at incoming order flow as described by Michael Lewis in Flash Boys), BATS Global Markets, IPOed at a price of […]

Frontrunning: January 14

Islamic State launches militant assault on Indonesia’s capital (Reuters) Three winners emerge in $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot (Reuters) European Stocks Tumble, Credit Markets Weaken on Growth Concern (BBG) Stocks and commodity currencies floored by new oil plunge (Reuters) China Bear Market Looms as PBOC Fails to Stop Flight to Safety (BBG) Anxious phone calls, tense […]

Futures Stumble Out Of The Gate, Slide 0.6% On Lack Of Chinese RRR Cut: What Happens Next?

On Friday, ahead of the closing stock rout, we forecast that the biggest risk for anyone staying long over the weekend was a disappointment out of China, where the sellside had gotten so excited that a 50-100bps RRR cut was imminent, that the lack of one would surely send futures sliding. As noted earlier, everyone […]

ZeroHedge: HFT Pays: CEO Of Firm That Accounts For 5% Of US Equity Volume Selling His NY Mansion For $114 Million

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Everyone knows that the most parasitic form of trading, that would be high frequency trading for those who may not have followed this website since 2009, is very profitable. Well, it is certainly profitable for those who operate the momentum-igniting, […]

ZeroHedge: The Next (Lack Of) Trading Casualty: Nomura’s Brand New $270 Million Trading Floor

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Over the past several months (and years) we have been warning that the ongoing collapse in trading volumes, in part due to the lack of faith in capital markets that now have all the integrity of a rigged Vegas casino […]

ZeroHedge: The Dark (Pool) Truth About What Really Goes On In The Stock Market: Part 3

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Courtesy of the author, here is the last excerpt from the excellent Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, AI Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System, by Scott Patterson, author of The Quants. To read the previous excerpts, see here […]