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Regulations Continue To Prop Up HFTs

Traders Magazine Online News, June 24, 2011

James Armstrong

Though the high-frequency trading business has become less profitable with the volume downturn, HFTs will remain an important part of the landscape as they continue to take advantage of an uncertain regulatory environment, according to experts speaking at SunGard’s New York City Day on Monday. In a panel discussion entitled “Sell-side brokers: Leveling the playing field against high-frequency traders,” brokers, vendors and HFTs agreed that the recent decline in high-frequency trading is unlikely to be permanent.

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