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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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January 2013 Edition

Cover Story

Out of Order

By Tom Steinert-Threlkeld

Can there be too many order types? Maybe, maybe not. But the number of order types and the almost limitless permutations in the way they can be used to buy or sell shares add undue complexity to trading, according to a wide swath of buyside and sellside traders.

Featured Articles

Speed Kills

By Gregory Bresiger

Speak Up

By Tom Steinert-Threlkeld

Letter from the Editor

No Gloom in Doom

"Doom and gloom" thinking has pervaded trading ever since the broad whack of the financial crisis in 2008 and the specific whack of the Flash Crash in May 2010. Profits are even a fourth of what they were four years ago for the traders who only bet on the future for less than a second.

Inside Trading

Fidelity Launches Dark Pool

By John D'Antona Jr.

Wholesaling Draws Knight's Bidders

By Gregory Bresiger

Volume Drop Smallest Since July

By Tom Steinert-Threlkeld

Rules and Regs

Changing of the Guard at SEC

By John D'Antona Jr.

Nasdaq Payment Plan Gets Boost

By Peter Chapman


Going It Alone

By Peter Chapman

Boyle is Back, at BOX

By Peter Chapman

Tech Notes

BATS Offers Risk Tools to All

By John D'Antona Jr.

Barclays Posts Low-Touch Trades

By John D'Antona Jr.

Direct Edge Adds Kill Switches

By Tom Steinert-Threlkeld

Buyside Snapshot

Prepare Deeply, Act Quickly

By Mary Schroeder

On the Move

On the Move

By Editorial Staff


Natural Causes

By Dan Mathisson