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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 2008 Edition

Featured Articles

It's Gray Out There

By Nina Mehta

Letter from the Editor

Thank You for Trading

Traders Magazine was paid a compliment when the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association asked me to moderate a panel at its institutional brokerage conference. That told me that the industry acknowledges the effort of this publication and our staff. The hard work of Peter Chapman, Gregory Bresiger, Nina Mehta and James Ramage is visible in each monthly issue and in our weekly e-newsletters. It's a tough job to understand trading's nuances. But to then explain developments to a savvy audience-in a fair manner-is the test. The complexities of equity trading today are captured in a quote in this month's "Buyside Snapshot." James Hill of HIMCO said: "There's a lot more work [today] to knowing what's happening with your order."

Inside Trading

Rules and Regs

Buyside Snapshot

Boot Camp for Traders

By Michael Scotti

Brokerage

Sweetening the Pot

By James Ramage

SPACs Go Mainstream

By James Ramage and Peter Chapman

On the Move

People On The Move

By Editorial Staff

Viewpoint

Play Ball!

By Dan Mathisson

Get Used to It:

By Ian Domowitz