All About High-Frequency Trading

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9780071743457: All About High-Frequency Trading

A DETAILED PRIMER ON TODAY'S MOST SOPHISTICATED AND CONTROVERSIAL TRADING TECHNIQUE

Unfair . . . brilliant . . . illegal . . . inevitable. High-frequency trading has been described in many different ways, but one thing is for sure--it has transformed investing as we know it.

All About High-Frequency Trading examines the practice of deploying advanced computer algorithms to read and interpret market activity, make trades, and pull in huge profi ts—all within milliseconds. Whatever your level of investing expertise, you'll gain valuable insight from All About High-Frequency Trading's sober, objective explanations of:

  • The markets in which high-frequency traders operate
  • How high-frequency traders profit from mispriced securities
  • Statistical and algorithmic strategies used by high-frequency traders
  • Technology and techniques for building a high frequency trading system
  • The ongoing debate over the benefits, risks, and ever-evolving future of high-frequency trading

Everything You Need to Know, Including:

  • The internal configuration of a high-frequency trading system
  • Comparisons of benefits and drawbacks, as well as analyses of inherent risks
  • Who profits from high-frequency trading--and how they do it

Michael Durbin is an author and financial technology consultant specializing in the high-frequency trading of derivatives. He has taught at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. Durbin lives near Washington, DC.

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Michael Durbin is a writer, educator, and software engineer specializing in high-frequency trading of financial derivatives. He is an adjunct professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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