Finally, evidence that high speed trading makes markets stronger


Since 2010’s infamous “flash crash”, High Frequency Trading (HFT) has been under the continuous gaze of the financial services regulatory authorities. HFT’s ability to enable large numbers of high speed trades made it the prime suspect when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 1,000 points in a matter of minutes, before quickly recovering. According to some market watchers, HFT increases volatility and damages the integrity of the markets. From firms being fined millions of dollars for computer errors disrupting the futures market, to commodity traders getting stung for market manipulation and alleged mini flash crashes like the case of Thermo Fisher Scientific and Pall Corporation, in which shares dropped by more than $1 before regaining most of that value in minutes, the practice has come under increasing scrutiny.

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