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 2011 Edition

Featured Articles

The Big Impact

By James Armstrong

On Regulation and HFTs

By Annette Nazareth, Robert Colby and Jai Massari

Letter from the Editor

Brokerage Matters

As I perused this month's issue, I was struck by the contrast of two stories: the Buyside Snapshot and our cover story on ETFs. Head trader Dave DeVito of Madison Investments says in the Snapshot that he doesn't need brokers for their trading expertise like he once did, given all the electronic tools at his disposal. But he very much needs their market information and color. That makes him a better trader, and that is where the sellside's value resides for him.

Inside Trading

SunGard Restructures Trading

By Peter Chapman

SIGMA X Skates Into Canada

By John D'Antona Jr.

Buyside Still Worried About HFTs

By James Armstrong and John D'Antona Jr.

Traders Gather On 9/11 Anniversary

By Michael Scotti

Rules and Regs

Options

Ex-Ballista Chief Moves On

By Peter Chapman

Simplifying the Complex

By Peter Chapman

Tech Notes

InfoReach Offers Budget EMS

By John D'Antona Jr.

Knight Uses Its Size to Thwart HFTs

By Peter Chapman

SS&C Buys OMS/EMS from TD

By John D'Antona Jr.

Buyside Snapshot

A Trader's Choice

By Michael Scotti

On the Move

On The Move

By Editorial Staff