In the last few years High Frequency and algorithmic trading has been used as an excuse by traders when they found themselves in losing positions or failed to find explanations for market moves. However, the world in which HFT and algo-traders operate, is nothing but perplexing and impossible to imagine for the average trader and human-being. We collected 20 of the most mind-boggling facts about high frequency trading. Or did you know that HFT traders are scared of sharks because they bite their deep-water wires? Whether or not HFT is a good or bad thing is another matter altogether.
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