High Frequency Trading


Ever wonder how the big banks consistently make money as the market drops?

  • Big budgets afford enormous computing power to identify and exploit trends in real-time
  • Electronic exchanges can be manipulated to reveal key market details

Automatic programs began issuing and canceling tiny orders within milliseconds to determine how much the slower traders were willing to pay. The high-frequency computers quickly determined that some investors’ upper limit was $26.40. The price shot to $26.39, and high-frequency programs began offering to sell hundreds of thousands of shares.

So naturally, I google “high frequency trading fund.” I find all sorts of variations on this article, but no information on a fund with similar technology that lets me buy into this strategy.

Opportunity knocks for the enterprising fund marketer.

NYT: Stock Traders Find Speed Pays, in Milliseconds