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Meet the Other Side of Your Trade, The Plusses and Minuses of High-Frequency Trading—A Roundtable Discussion

Conferences, August 11, 2010

Joe Mecane, Jamil Nazarali, Cameron Smith, Doug Rivelli, Keith Gursten

High-frequency trading is ubiquitous and represents as much as two-thirds of the equity trading volume. After the financial crisis, many lauded high-frequency shops during the volatile times for filling the liquidity void left by traditional market makers. But that praise has since turned to criticism, reaching a crescendo after the May 6 "flash crash." Questions have been raised about the fairness of their speed advantages due to co-location at exchanges and also their market data…

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