HFT Analysis: High Frequency Trading Myths Debunked

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It appears that the majority of the people talking about HFT are not actually in that business. A logical question follows: do they really know what they are talking about?

Remco Lenterman from Financial Times: an influential MEP told me some months ago that of the 250 meetings he’d attended in the preceding six months, 80 per cent were about high-frequency trading. This is an astonishing number.

Who would have guessed that this one issue would have captured so much attention, given all the other urgent financial and economic issues facing European policy makers?

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