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Widening Bid-Ask Spreads Could Signal HFT Pull Back

Traders Magazine Online News, October 1, 2012

John D'Antona Jr.

High-frequency traders might have just left the building. Speedy traders, who account for as much as 50 percent to 60 percent of U.S. equity trading volume, might be looking elsewhere, as bid-ask spreads have begun to widen despite falling volatility, according to data tracked by Credit Suisse AES.

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