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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September 2011 Edition

Featured Articles

Cover Story: Sweetening the Deal

By Peter Chapman

August Roller Coaster

By John D'Antona Jr. and James Armstrong

Letter from the Editor

Living Large

The first two weeks of August delivered volatile markets, the likes of which we haven't seen since the financial crisis. Despite the downward pressure on stocks, traders report that liquidity was ample as volume skyrocketed. Bad economic news and a lack of faith in government, along with mutual fund redemptions, triggered the mayhem.

Inside Trading

Buyside Sees Broker Consolidation

By John D'Antona Jr.

Hedge Funds Look To Pare Primes

By James Armstrong

BIDS Hits New Highs

By James Armstrong

TCA Microscope Turned On Brokers

By James Armstrong

Rules and Regs

New Trader Test Draws Near

By John D'Antona Jr.

CME Slams Limit Up/Limit Down Plan

By Peter Chapman

SEC Says 'Large Is In'

By John D'Antona Jr.

Options

In the Footsteps

By Peter Chapman

BATS Aborts Directed Orders

By Peter Chapman

Tech Notes

Hedge Funds Get Fast Start

By John D'Antona Jr.

Trans Atlantic Algo

By John D'Antona Jr.

BofA Launches HFT Market Access

By James Armstrong

Buyside Snapshot

Education of a Block Trader

By Michael Scotti

On the Move

On The Move

By Staff Reports

Viewpoint

Commentary: Player's Club

By Dan Mathisson

Word for Word

Citi's Gertsen Discusses...

By Staff Reports