Commentary

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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March 2007 Edition

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Another Bullseye?

By Peter Chapman

Letter from the Editor

Deja vu Once More

You could almost see it coming. During a heated discussion on market structure at a meeting at the New York Stock Exchange, one committee member reportedly uttered this one-liner: "What we need is a central place for liquidity...a place where we can all meet and trade." The comment-tongue in cheek-came during a discussion on dark pools, or undisplayed liquidity in networks. As true as that statement is, there's no turning back the clock to the halcyon days of 6-cents-a-share trades and thick steaks at Delmonico's. And that's not a bad thing. But it would be nice if traders knew where to go to access liquidity.

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