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What really is High Frequency Trading?

High Frequency Trading, or HFT, has been in the news a lot lately, and not always for the best reasons.  But what is HFT really? For more information, visit: www.bloombergtradebook.com.

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Q: Why is it smart for ordinary traders to be able to identify HFT behavior?

A: Because HFT firms will usually employ a variety of HFT strategies, and not all of them help ordinary traders in the market who are looking for the natural or non-HFT-influenced price of a stock. Learn to know when HFT behavior is happening and you can avoid it and any possible problems it could cause you.

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