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financial transactions taxes

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Michael Lewis spotlights high-frequency traders with his new book, Flash Boys . These traders use high-speed computers and fast connections to outrace investors, and other traders, to the market. They now account for more than half of all U.S. stock trades. And the flash boys spend billions to save
April 18, 2014Steven M. Rosenthal
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Following the 2008 financial sector collapse, Europeans have been slowly moving, somewhat in concert, towards new financial transactions taxes. Last week, France jumped the gun: it initiated a package of financial transaction taxes all on its own that includes a novel tax on high frequency stock
August 8, 2012Steven M. Rosenthal
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Now that a once-obscure J.P. Morgan Chase derivatives trader named Bruno Iksil has become infamous as the London Whale, I suppose it is time to ask whether what he does should be subject to new taxes. The question predated Mr. Iksil’s misadventures, of course. Ever since the U.S. financial crash of
May 15, 2012Howard Gleckman