Investors Unlikely to Beat Computers in New Era of Trading

It's Man vs Machine in the new era of high frequency and algorithmic trading. Investors may find it very hard to compete against superfast computers.

It’s Man vs Machine in the new era of high frequency and algorithmic trading.

Mark Hulbert from WSJ observes that it has always been difficult for investors to consistently beat index funds. It has been nearly impossible lately.

And there’s a double whammy: The small number of advisers who outperform the market rarely can keep doing so.

One big culprit, experts say: the rise of sophisticated computer-trading programs.

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