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TRADING ALGOS DOMINATE MARKETS

Apr. 28, 2011 7:08 PM ETIWM, QQQ, XLF, XLI, BA, UTX, XLB, DVY, IYR, IYT, IBB, XLV, XLU, XRT, IEF, TLT, TIP, UDN, FXE, FXF, DJP, USL, XLE, GAZ-OLD, FCG, DBB, XME, DBA, JJGTF, MOO, EFA, EEM, EWJ, IEV, ILF, EWA, EWC, EWZ, RSX, EPI, FXI
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David Fry writes a subscription newsletter focused on technical analysis of exchange-traded funds, called ETF Digest (www.etfdigest.com). Dave founded the ETF Digest in 2001 and was among the very first to see the need for a publication that provided individual investors with information and actionable advice on global ETF investing. We particularly like the overview of financial markets that his work provides. Even if you're not a fan of chart analysis, Dave provides insight and commentary into which global markets are "working" and why. Specializing as a market strategist and tactician, Fry focuses on evaluating, creating and implementing a variety of ETF portfolios for individual investors and financial professionals. His philosophy and approach incorporates fundamental with technical analysis in pursuit of risk management and capital preservation especially during uncertain and volatile times. His new eBook, The Best ETFs: U.S. Equities,is now available on Amazon Kindle. Written as a cheat sheet to only the best ETFs for you or your client’s portfolios. For those that don't have a Kindle, you can purchase the pdf here: The Best ETFs: US Equities [https://gumroad.com/l/The%20Best%20ETFs]

 
 

It's been common knowledge for several years that HFTs (High Frequency Traders) are dominating trading. They represent roughly 70% or more of trading volume on the NYSE. They're armed with sophisticated algos (algorithms) and operate at extremely high rates of speed. Like our famous friend HAL, they can make some mistakes -- a la the May 2010 "flash crash," which is already quickly forgotten. Some algos compete with one another and/or copy each other's movements. Because they operate in milliseconds, firms using these systems need to be physically close to the exchange for optimal performance...READ MORE

 


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