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Traditional Small-Cap Trading Fades as Algorithms Gain Sway

Traders Magazine, April 2012

James Armstrong

With the majority of equities being traded with algorithms, the handling of small-capitalization stocks has been one of the last vestiges of old-school trading. For small-cap stocks, the buyside will actually pick up the phone, call up sales traders and ask them to use their capital or know-how to move some shares. But those days are fading. Algos are now conquering smaller stocks as well.

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