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Bart “Cheetah” Chilton Now Loves the Kitties!

22

Aug, 2014

 

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CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton has graced the pages of Themis Thoughts so many times in the last few years, we have lost count. We love his candor and honesty, and how he speaks in plain English; he is very affable, and it is hard to not like him.

In June 2011 he called out big HFTs for gaming the queue in the futures markets at a conference in Amsterdam. He called them “Cheetahs”.

In May 2012 he took aim at HFT’s and “Cheetah Traders” in the wake of the Facebook…
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All Yous Guys Pay Up! (Response to Larry Tabb Open Letter to Senator Levin)

19

Aug, 2014

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Larry Tabb has just published an open letter to Senator Carl Levin in which he supports the practice of payment for order flow (PFOF), and urges Sen. Levin to reconsider his proposal to ban the practice.  While we at Themis are ardent readers and consumers of so much of the high quality product that Tabb Group produces in general, and what Larry produces in particular, this letter and stance disappointed us. Needless to say we disagree with Tabb, and wholeheartedly agree with Senator Levin.

Larry’s argument runs as follows:

1)      Banning payment for…
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Might As Well Jump!

15

Aug, 2014



The Uber Frequency Trader – Part II

13

Aug, 2014



The Uber Frequency Trader

11

Aug, 2014



IEX, Diversion Tactics, and the New Market Share HFT Math!

07

Aug, 2014



Dude What? SEC Reg. SCI Doesn’t Apply To Citadel???

06

Aug, 2014



The SIP – Yogi Berra: Nobody Goes There Anymore…

05

Aug, 2014



Order Type Disclosure

30

Jul, 2014



CLS Blue Sky Blog: The Shrine of the Status Quo?

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Jul, 2014



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