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Phil Mackintosh
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What's Fair? It Depends on Your Point of View

Nasdaq's Phil Mackintosh dives into the pricing and mechanics surrounding IBKR's recent listing switch from IEX.

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Outrunning the Bear: Should you worry about the speed of HFT?

The speed of High Frequency Trading increases everyday, largely due to technology advancements, and traders that use those strategies seem to have an advantage, but should you worry? Watch and learn more. For more information, visit www.bloombergtradebook.com

Q&A

Q: As technology allows HFT firms to get faster and faster, where will it all end?

A: That's a good question. In fact from that perspective, it really should be the HFT firms that worry about making a profit in today's market rather than traditional traders. HFT firms' profits are getting squeezed as more and faster competitors enter the fray, and they have to continually update their technology and trade faster just to keep up.

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