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Ronald Jordan
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Understanding Your Data is No Longer Optional

In this contributed article from Global Markets Advisory Group, the advisory discusses the importance of data and how organizations should augment existing skill sets and capabilities to add a data-focused perspective to their operating fabric.

Traders Poll

Do you expect SEC Chairman Jay Clayton to push for regulation in the cryptocurrency issuance and trading markets?

Yes

74%

No

5%

The CFTC will push for regulation

21%

HFT can employ strategies that benefit the market

Considering the bad press that High Frequency Trading has gotten lately, it would probably surprise some people that HFT can and does employ strategies that can benefit the market. For more information, visit: www.bloombergtradebook.com.

Q&A

Q: Do all HFT strategies cause problems in the market?

A: No, definitely not. As we said, many strategies used by HFT firms are very similar to those used by other traders, just much faster. For example, many HFT firms engage in the useful practice of market making, posting and reposting prices and helping the market decide at what price a stock should be.

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