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HFT

being the hot topic of the day.

 

Certainly is practiced on electronic futures exchanges.

 

Seems to me that net impact on price movement would be to accentuate swings- if somebody can bait an order out, pull it and then frontrun you it would seem to just be an additional push in the direction of trend.

 

Bottom line, it is a huge pot of money (although nowhere near the size of the equity pot) and if somebody skms a few $billion off, does it matter? In my opinion, it matters as a matter of principle more than of money. Market integrity should be protected foremost.

 

Just interested, are there any commercial traders of sufficient size out there who have experienced seeing a block offered and then a split fill with the balance then moved on you?

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Re: HFT

PS.

 

If speedbumps were installed at the exchanges, thus making HFT untenable and leaving us with a lack of "liquidity."

 

Well, we'll just have to live without them. Too bad.

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