Is High Frequency Trading Good For Capital Markets?

High frequency trading is all of a go,
With joy to the traders and profits that grow,
It brings to investors an unhappy blow.

Investors and traders in capital markets have always sought to be better informed and to trade more quickly than their competitors. Thus new information technologies have been quickly adopted. As technology has evolved there has been a transition from carrier pigeons and semaphores, through telegraph, ticker tape and telephones, to fast computers and optic fibre links. The resulting evolution in capital markets has been towards faster and faster trading. High frequency trading, where milliseconds matter, is … Read more