Top 25 Articles on High Frequency Trading

From the Web 1. A High Frequency Trader’s Apology, Pt 1 and Pt 2:  a decent insider’s explanation for non-HFT peeps 2. John Nolan on the State of Hardware Acceleration with GPUs/FPGAs, Parallel Algorithm Design: an industry veteran discusses recent trends the hardware side of accelerating trading 3. [Disclosure: Self-plug on ] how the existence of HFT undermines the … Continue reading

Algorithmic trading benefits: Trade like a Cyborg

In the United States, high-frequency trading firms represented 2% of the approximately 20,000 firms operating in 2010, but accounted for 73% of all equity orders volume, according to Aite Group. The Bank of England estimates similar percentages for the UK. The rise of the machines in trading often gives people associations like the one in the clip … Continue reading

What is a hedge fund anyway?

In three words: leveraged absolute returns A hedge fund is a specific type of investment fund, focused on generating absolute returns, often using various types of leverage and investing in publicly traded instruments. Absolute returns mean that  the funds focus on generating a specific return, regardless of what stock market is doing. Most investment funds’ … Continue reading