Proprietary Trading Firms Seeking Market Specialists

As regulatory and market pressures continue to hit proprietary trading firms, Kershner Trading, a proprietary trading business for discretionary bionic and quantitative traders headquartered in Austin, Texas, has been strategically hiring specialists from markets the like of AMEX and NYSE. In the last few months alone, Kershner has interviewed over a dozen current or former specialists. When […]

Proprietary Trading Firms Seek To Diversify Business Models In 2013

Chicago’s formerly most independent proprietary trading firms (Getco, Hard Eight Holdings, Peak6 Investments and Archelon Group) are scrambling to diversify their business models and product offering in attempts to boost revenue by selling trading services to clients or seeking outside investments from hedge-fund managers. Reports indicate the changes have come about due to pressure from […]

CBOE Imposes Sanctions Against T3 Trading Group

(The following press release from CBOE Holdings Inc., was received by e-mail and was reformatted. The sender verified the statement.) News Release For Immediate Release CBOE ANNOUNCES DISCIPLINARY ACTION CHICAGO, IL – January 31, 2013 — The Business Conduct Committee of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE) today reported that it has imposed sanctions […]

Choosing The Right Proprietary Trading Firm

Anyone that owns a business is known to face a large amount of uncertainty and quite a few decisions that must be made on a regular basis. Owners generally find that much of their stress becomes focused on how to generate profit from as many different avenues as possible in order to keep the company […]

Proprietary Trading History

Abstract The only universal constant in the world of finance today is change. At the turn of the 19th century, stock trading in New York City was originally conducted on the street. What we knew as the AMEX & NYSE Euronext today was originally named the New York Curb Market. Curb Stone brokers used to […]

Proprietary Trading and Retail Brokers, What Every Trader Should Know

Many newcomers to stock trading cannot tell the difference between a proprietary trading firm and an online (retail) broker. When deciding to open an account, traders make their comparison of brokers based on the relative cost and the products offered, but more often than not they fail to realize that the products are not exactly […]

Who Should Join A Proprietary Trading Firm?

There Advantages and disadvantages to trading with a Proprietary Trading Firm. Many independent traders cannot command the same low commissions received by exchange members and member firms. Trading on your own may also be isolating. At a firm, you have dedicated support teams handling equipment, software and hardware upgrades, and developing/acquiring new trading tools. That […]

Choosing The Right Proprietary Trading Firm

How do I find the right firm for me? Here are a bunch of questions you should be asking: 1. Do you allow traders to trade remotely? 2. Do you require Series 7 or Series 56? 3. What are your commissions rates? 4. What’s your payout split? 5. Do you pass back exchange rebate fees? […]

Proprietary Trading Firm Listings and Reviews

This is delightfully incomplete; To add/remove prop trading a firm, Click Here to Contact Us Proprietary Trading Firms: Alpha 7 Trading Academy – The Alpha7 program provides traders the ability to hone their trading and risk-management skills. Designed, developed & narrated by best-selling trading author, Jea Yu. Jea boasts over 15 years of active participation in US […]

High Frequency Proprietary Equity Trading

Abstract             In recent years, small investors have expressed alarm about the growing complexities of securities trading systems, particularly (equities or stocks), which are the most traded financial security in the United States.  While many industry proponents and skeptics agree that the issue deserves attention, consensus dissolves around what advantages firms trading proprietary strategies using […]

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