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System Trading is Mainstream

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Some time in the last two years system trading (aka algorithmic or high-frequency or automated trading) has become the most prevalent form of trading. It accounts for more than 60% of trading volume on regulated exchanges.

Last week both Financial Times and The Economist run articles about system trading. The FT´s graph looks very informative, I´ve pinched it right here.

Links to related articles:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/84950872-09e5-11df-8b23-00144feabdc0.html# (FT, system trading)
http://www.economist.com/businessfinance/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15331261 (The Economist)
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/656d77d0-0081-11df-b50b-00144feabdc0.html (FT, Credit Suisse)
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Burnette/?p=1727&tag=content;col1 (geek rewording of FT article)
http://www.wired.com/software/coolapps/news/2005/11/69355?currentPage=2 (history´s worst computer bugs)

Written by A.S.

February 6, 2010 at 12:08 am

Posted in Uncategorized