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Posts by Jim McCaughan, CEO, Principal Global Investors

High Frequency Trading – Maybe This Time



High-frequency trading once again finds itself in the spotlight, as it has been several times since the Flash Crash of 2010. This time though, attention surrounding Michael Lewis’ latest book Flash Boys, means that high-frequency trading, or HFT, is being judged in the court of public opinion at…

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Fed Moves Forward on the Taper, but Don’t Assume It’s a One-Way Street



On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve recognized the fundamental improvements in the U.S. economy and announced that, in January, it would begin paring back its bond-buying program by US$10 billion per month. This is the “taper” that everyone’s been talking about. The Fed had their first window…

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