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Is High Frequency Trading a Dark Force Against Ordinary Human Traders and Investors?

High Frequency Trading (HFT) is the use of computer algorithms to rapidly trade stocks. Highly sophisticated proprietary strategies are programmed to move in and out of trades in timeframes as little as fractions of a second.  It is a business … Continue reading

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One Big Order, Thousands of Small Ones, Seen Behind Oil Tumble

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A single large sell order in the benchmark European Brent oil market, followed by an abrupt U-turn among high-frequency traders, may have caused one of the most abrupt price routs ever, brokers and analysts said on … Continue reading

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Should we worry about high-frequency trading?

As reported from Scott Phillips, ever since the meltdown at the US firm Knight Capital last month, the debate over high-frequency trading has exploded. In short form, high-frequency trading is a flavour of trading that leverages computers and the speed of … Continue reading

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Astonishing Chart of the Day, HFT Edition, Courtesy of Nanex

This astonishing GIF comes from Nanex, and shows the amount of high-frequency trading in the stock market from January 2007 to January 2012. (Which means that the Knightmare craziness of last week is not included.) The various colors, as identified in the legend on the … Continue reading

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According to Nanex: HFT is Killing the EMini

As reported by Nanex, on Friday, Aug 5, 2011, we processed 1 trillion bytes of data for all U.S. equities, options, futures, and indexes. This is insane. A year ago, when we processed half of that, we thought it was … Continue reading

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