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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July 2007 Edition

Featured Articles

Betting on BIDS

By Peter Chapman

There's an Exception to Every Rule

By Peter Chapman

Letter from the Editor

Getting Both Sides

The history of equity trading is fascinating, whether one discusses the mechanics of the marketplace or the people. But with more electronic execution, however, the human aspect of trading recently has taken a backseat. You'll notice this month's cover story is about BIDS Trading, the new crossing network sponsored by a consortium of broker-dealers. I have mixed feelings about the decreasing importance of relationships and the continued growth of electronics. Trading has been blessed with many larger-than-life characters. I've had the privilege over the years of speaking with industry giants, men who personified trading like Don Weeden, Michael Bloomberg, Alan "Ace" Greenberg and John Mulheren, to name a few.

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Clearing

ITG Finds 1-Percent Solution

By Gregory Bresiger

Buyside Snapshot

Reinventing the Status Quo

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Exchanges and ECNs

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On the Move

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