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Algo Trading Dominates 80% Of Stock Market

Includes: QQQ, SPY
by: Real Finance
Real Finance
Long only, value, biotech, Growth

80% of the daily moves in U.S. stocks are machine-led.

Machines are causing sharp drops and rallies based on immediate data releases.

Over the last few years, the impact from algo trading has become more visible, especially in 2018.

In the early 2000s, algo trading only consisted of ~15% of market volume in the U.S. stock market. However, algo trading is now used in most large institutional firms and commands 80% of the U.S. market (SPY DJIA QQQ)

Please watch the below video to learn more:

  • Rise in machine trading - benefits and cons.
  • Day traders are put to the test as algo trading continues to rise in popularity.
  • Long-term investors may stand a better chance as algos are focused more on extreme short term (microseconds or minutes).

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