Econintersect: Tom Steinert-Threlkeld at Securities Technology Monitor has made twelve predictions for 2012 regarding how global trading markets will be changed.The predictions generally focus on continuing trends toward globalization and continuation of experience of additional regulation proceeding at a snail’s pace, if actually advancing at all.
The first two predictions are that the Deutsche Boerse – NYSE Euronext will be completed but only after spin-off of the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange is committed within the next two years.
Further predictions include:
- Market shut down will be implemented for certain computer order looping conditions which produce excess orders.
- Limits will be imposed on HFT (high frequency trading) order cancellations per second for any individual firm.
- Nasdaq OMX and London Stock Exchange will merge.
Go to Securities Technology Monitor for complete slide show of all 12 predictions.
Source: Securities Technology Monitor