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December 14, 2011

High stakes over definition of high frequency trading

The battle lines over the definition of “high frequency trading” are being drawn.

Industry trade groups are calling for a regulatory focus on the techniques of high-speed trading rather than the participants, while regulators are hoping to identify the largest speed-trading firms.

On Tuesday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission convened its technology advisory group, consisting of agency officials and industry members, to discuss definitions. Trade groups made their own proposals.

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