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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October 2008 Edition

Featured Articles

At the Speed of Light

By Michael Scotti

Gunning for the Old Guard

By Peter Chapman

A Pioneer in Electronic Trading Dies

By Michael Scotti

Letter from the Editor

Old Guard to Vanguard

That flickering quote on your screen is delivered to you by some of the smartest minds on Wall Street: automated market makers. Using a range of methods commonly referred to as black box trading, these automated market makers use quantitative models to make tight and efficient markets. Their flickering quotes are caused by the huge number of cancels and replaces they employ in their strategies. And you can bet that they are profitable-otherwise, why would their ranks continue to grow?

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Clearing

Southwest Looks North

By Gregory Bresiger

Buyside Snapshot

T for Texas and Teamwork 

By Gregory Bresiger

On the Move

People On The Move

By Editorial Staff

Viewpoint

Wonderful World of Trading

By Jeffrey Alexander

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