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Archive for May, 2012

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IAMA High Frequency Trader (reddit)

“As a quick background, I’ve been working in HFT since graduating with an undergrad in mathematics and CS, I trade primarily equities (stocks, basically), market making (posting bids and offers and collecting the spread in between) in ~1700 different stocks…”

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High-Speed Trading: Profit—and Danger—in Milliseconds

“Markets today are even more susceptible to sudden failure than they were two years ago during the flash crash, which brought the stock market down by about 1,000 points in mere minutes…”

 

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Is High Frequency Trading Too Fast for Our Own Good?

“…intermediate traders are backing away from the market at critical times lest they get tricked by HFTs, and all the traffic being generated by HFTs gaming each other is raising the costs for those intermediate traders, accelerating their flight from the market.”

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CNBC ‘Freaking Out’ Over Decline in Ratings

“Squawk Box is down 16 percent in total viewers and 29 percent in the important 25-54 demographic bracket that advertisers buy.  On Tuesday, the show drew its lowest numbers of the year in total viewers — 99,000.”

 

Another indicator that the battered retail investor has finally left the party…