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Tim Quast
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We're All HFTs Now

In this guest commentary, author Tim Quast looks back at the history of HFT and how the market has evolved to where many firms now fit the definition of high-frequency trader.

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ALGO UPDATE: Brokers Rewarded for Algo Performance

Agency brokerage and technology company ITG has rolled out an approach where various broker dealer algorithms are evaluated, normalized and eventually rewarded for their performance.

ALGO UPDATE: Cowen Says Block Liquidity Saves At Least 6bps

Recent research from Cowen’s Algorthmic Trading Group and shared with Traders Magazine, based on analysis of conditional orders in the firm’s algorithmic trading strategies, estimated value of an average block execution is at least 6 basis points, and can be significantly higher in less liquid securities.

CloudQuant Launches with $15 Million Allocation to Crowd Researcher

The crowd researcher leveraged the free market simulation and python data science tools to build an effective trading strategy.

Articles

BofA Trims Options Algo Suite

Rebirthed KCG Holdings is integrating Knight Capital's and GETCO's electronic trading groups and products and integrating them into a single trading platform.

Careful Speed Traders: ITG Unveils Anti-HFT Algo

Agency-only broker and technology firm ITG is now offering a new algorithm designed to thwart high-frequency traders and their strategies.

RTS Adds Build-Your-Own Features and Analytics to Algo Suite

RTS Realtime Systems is now offering traders an analytics package to its algorithmic trading platform that is aimed at increasing alpha capture and efficiency.

Instinet Helps MAKE Liquidity

The agency-only broker's newest algorithm is designed to assist the buyside's desire to provide liquidity to the market rather than take it.

Changing on the Fly

Rebirthed KCG Holdings is integrating Knight Capital's and GETCO's electronic trading groups and products and integrating them into a single trading platform.

KCG Chases Big Slice of Algo Business

KCG Holdings is looking to become a bigger player in the electronic execution business.