Using High Frequency Trades to Your Advantage

Today's guest, Michele (Mish) Schneider has gotten such a phenomenal response from Trader's Blog readers in the past, that we've decided to bring her back and share her take on High Frequency Trading, or HFT, plays. You can leave any questions or comments here on our blog, but be sure to visit Mish on her site, Market Gauge, as well.

Not too long ago, the buzz around the street was all about High Frequency Trading Models and the possible legislation that would be enforced to try and quell them.  What is High Frequency Trading (HFT)? According to an interview with Sal Arnuk Partner of Themis Trading LLC printed June 14th, 2010 in the High Frequency Trading Review—yes, there is such a publication—“I guess you can call HFT any strategy that involves high speed execution of thousands of orders per second, or in a short time period. I don’t even want to handicap it by calling it thousands as some people can do a million.” Continue reading "Using High Frequency Trades to Your Advantage"