Marketside chats #5: Market making

April 29, 2014

This article will focus on the role of a market maker (MM) in the securities (financial instruments) markets. Let us start by talking about some other well-known markets. Role of intermediaries Some markets have no intermediaries: open-air farmers’ markets involve fruit & vegetable sellers selling directly to the buyers. Some markets have intermediaries, but those… Read more

Automating JavaScript Code Quality Checks

April 17, 2014

At Wealthfront, we’re big advocates for automation. In general, automation saves time and ensures consistency. One of the things we want to ensure is the quality of our JavaScript code. This is particularly important for JavaScript, given its weirdness. While this task can’t be fully automated, there’s some low hanging fruit available by automating linting… Read more

Security Notice on Heartbleed / CVE-2014-0160

April 09, 2014

The Internet community learned on April 7 about the OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2014-0160, known colloquially as Heartbleed. Many security professionals remember similar vulnerabilities in SSH, BIND, and Sendmail that pried open large chunks of the Internet Infrastructure. Heartbleed is a similar type of vulnerability, as detailed on the Heartbleed website. We join financial institutions across the… Read more