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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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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Decimals Cut Into Dealers' Profits

In this week's look back, Traders Magazine remembers when stocks were quoted and traded in fractions. While many were intrigued by being able to trade in cents, brokers were concerned about their livelihood - and justifiably so.

EDI Launches Alternative to NYSE Corporate Actions Service

Exchange Data International (EDI) announced the launch of a complete replacement service for NYSE Corporate Actions at a lower cost to users.

TRADING THE WEEK: Just Come as You Are

Stocks continue to drift higher amid dearth of selling and low volatility.

Articles

Hedge Funds' AUM Appetite Seen Growing

Hedge funds' assets under management and their appetite for investments, including equities, is expected to grow this year.

High-Frequency Trading Divides Buyside

When a veteran like Robert Shapiro says he isn't sure exactly how high-frequency traders operate and how they impact institutional orders, then it's safe to say that he is not alone.

High-Frequency Trading Divides Buyside

When a veteran like Robert Shapiro says he isn't sure exactly how high-frequency traders operate and how they impact institutional orders, then it's safe to say that he is not alone.

High-Frequency Trading Divides Buyside

When a veteran like Robert Shapiro says he isn't sure exactly how high-frequency traders operate and how they impact institutional orders, then it's safe to say that he is not alone.

Young Guns Hit the Trading Floor

Fresh-faced yet experienced graduates are entering investment firms in strong numbers. And this crop of bright young things is bringing new skills and placing new demands on the buyside.

Charting the Way to Alpha

Portfolio managers at Boston Private Bank & Trust lean on Keith Gentile for more than trading.