Bill Harts

Modern Markets Shares Minutes from Meeting with Members and Others

Modern Markets Initiative shared with Traders the comings and goings at a recent meeting they had recently conducted with some of its member firms and the staff of a prominent national opinion leader. MMI said that it was surprised at how much basic misinformation about HFT persists and shared the conversation right here.

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