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Even Higher Frequency Trading on the Way


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Super-secret dark money pools and High Frequency Trading firms or HFTs had no sooner gotten a bad rap when another form of trading is about to steal it’s crown.

Thanks to an almost villainous take on the Singularity, a new group of computer-driven, quant-guided traders are now getting their hands on market data before other investors have a chance to see it (subscription required).

What’s the big deal?

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Making Fortunes in Milliseconds

Tradeworx revolutionizes algorithmic trading.

Tradeworx revolutionizes algorithmic trading.

Internet trading changed the face of trading.

Once the exclusively the realm of big brokerage houses, electronic trading eventually ended up in the hands of regular traders and investors.

The next stage of trading is already on the scene. It’s called high frequency trading (HFT), but it’s also described as algorithmic trading or quant trading. And that is a lot like Automated Trading.

An article in MIT’s Technology Review has a great profile about Tradeworx (the article is now archived for subscribers), one of the top quant trading firms. The firm and other quant funds are capable of making fortunes in milliseconds.

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