Despite Risks, Brazil Courts the Millisecond Investor

Brazil stock exchange is actively courting high speed traders iin order to profit from large transaction fees, despite inherent risks.

Brazil stock exchange is actively courting high speed traders in order to profit from large transaction fees, despite inherent risks.

Dan Horch reports in NY Times that, at a time when the mere phrase “high-frequency trading” makes some investors queasy, Brazil’s stock exchange is putting out the digital welcome mat.

In recent years, the BM&F Bovespa stock exchange in São Paulo has taken steps to make its market more friendly to high-speed traders, even as many regulators around the world are casting an increasingly skeptical eye on the sector after a series of well-publicized market malfunctions in the United States.

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