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Foremost, HFT is about "punishing" those smaller traders who want to buy or unload more than a few packs of some stock. Just when you hit the "trade" button, the price moves against you... More advanced versions simulate this naive behavior with phantom orders (that they would take away in microseconds if you try to call the bluff on a slow platform) and then cash in on the first level algorithmic reactions, etc. With HFT, stocks can be moved with far less own volume. Technology is developing fast.
by das monde on Wed Mar 25th, 2015 at 08:38:22 AM EST
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