April 21, 2014

High Frequency Trading

Since Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys appeared on bookshelves everywhere, investors have become familiar with the term high frequency trading, or HFT. But while the words have been tossed about, the concept is still pretty fuzzy for most of us, and the media hype only seems to amplify the mystery. Is this a real thing? Should investors be concerned? What are the implications?

View this quarter’s WebReport Market Insight webcast for a discussion on high frequency trading from senior research analyst Bryan Shipley. For more information, we’ve collected a few helpful resources on high frequency trading and what it means for investors. Visit the links below to learn more:

 

http://blogmaverick.com/2014/04/03/the-idiots-guide-to-high-frequency-trading/

www.businessinsider.com/schwab-on-high-frequency-trading-2014-4

www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-06/high-frequency-trading-all-you-need-know

www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-13/hft-purge-begins-sec-prepares-remove-some-high-frequency-trading-firms