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Insightfull Article on High-Frequency Trading

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New York’s Charles Schumer, the third-ranking Senate Democrat, asked the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 24 to ban a practice in which some exchanges hold orders for a split-second before publishing them on competing platforms. Schumer said so-called flash orders are used by “sophisticated high-frequency traders” to get an edge.

This and a few other insights are in this Bloomberg news article here. Gives a good idea what is meant by high-frequency trading today. Including a hint for a front-running opportunity window.  In fact, a very short opportunity window — measured in a split-second …

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Written by A.S.

August 6, 2009 at 5:57 pm

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