Fast Traders, in Spotlight, Battle Rules

Fast Traders, in Spotlight, Battle Rules

For years they have operated in the shadows, often far from Wall Street, trading stocks at warp speed and reaping billions while criticism rose that they were damaging markets and hurting ordinary investors.

Now high-frequency trading firms, normally secretive, are stepping into the light to buff their image with regulators, the public and other investors.

After quietly growing to account for about 60 percent of the seven billion shares that change hands daily on United States stock markets, the firms are trying to stave off the regulators who are proposing to curb their activities.

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