Tobin tax threatens economic viability of ‘repo’ market – ICMA

We at Ethical Markets  have advocated a financial transactions tax  for many years and now it is need more than ever to curb high-frequency trading , best as a “ cancellation fee”  since most HFT orders  are cancelled within milliseconds  and are just  a form of “ front-running”  – Hazel …

NSFM report published today: Financial Transaction Tax will help, not harm, pensions

Network for Sustainable Financial Markets has posted a new item, ‘NSFM report published today: Financial Transaction Tax will help, not harm, pensions ‘ 11th December, 2012: A Financial Transaction Tax would not adversely hit pension funds according to a new report published today by the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. …

Book Review: ‘Dark Pools’ By Scott Patterson

Dark Pools is a page-turning, fascinating account of how computerized algorithmic high-frequency trading (HFT) and electronic platforms evolved, took over financial markets and turned the NYSE floor into a mere “puppet-show for TV.” Author Scott Patterson, a reporter for theWall Street Journal, is a consummate observer. Dark Pools is a …

German Finance Minister Schauble Calls for a Eurozone Tobin Tax

We at Ethical Markets have called for a Global Financial Transactions Tax, but this is a start!, Hazel Henderson, Editor German Finance Minister Schäuble Calls for a Eurozone Tobin Tax Posted: 31 Oct 2011 12:12 AM PDT A key German finance leader is talking tough about financial reform. But will …

Tell Cameron To Back A Robin Hood Tax At The G20

We at Ethical Markets support a global Financial Transactions Tax of  less than  1% to curb high-frequency computerized trading, protect genuine investors and raise needed public funds. Hazel Henderson, Editor In one week, David Cameron will travel to meet world leaders at the G20 Summit in Cannes.  At this meeting, French …

The one tax that would rein in Wall Street…

‘Goldman Sachs’ Quiet Meeting in China Ride Big Oil For Huge Gains Now Since Private Briefing launched back in August, our mantra has been consistent and clear: Invest in energy now while prices are still low. We’ve said it time and again. And those who listened are making a killing. …