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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June 2007 Edition

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Algos Get Serious

By Nina Mehta

Letter from the Editor

The Boss

While writing a story for this issue, I was reminded of an old Wall Street axiom. There are two types of people on Wall Street, a veteran near retirement once told me. "There's the boss and the hoss," he said. It was something his father used to pound into his young head many years ago on the floor of the American Stock Exchange. The "boss" is the person with the order, and the "hoss" is the person without an order who needs one.

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