Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Relatively Speaking

High-frequency trading, a trading technique that uses computer programs to buy and sell securities for time periods as short as 10 minutes, is apparently the next big thing in the Hedge Fund world and such traders are currently the most sought-after professionals. Traditional day-traders however, dismiss the high-frequency trading as "too speculative" and insist that best returns can be achieved only with "a long-term view on one's trading positions".

1 comment:

Βάσκες said...

Within a few years minute, second and split-second trading will be the norm.

Of course this kind of trading will be done by computers as human traders cannot cope with the enormity of size or speed.

I think the next Luddites are coming fom the heart of the City.