Can you #DefineHFT? (Part II)09.15.2012
Our twitter poll seeking definitions of high-frequency trading continues to draw feedback, so we are publishing a second batch of responses. The first responses were published in the July-August issue and can be found here
Rapid price manipulation which is intended to benefit the P/L of a strategy. Ex.) Quote Stuffing and Layering.
— Cyborg Trading (@cyborgtrading)
HFT = Any of a number of automated strategies matched with low enough execution latency for achieving intra-day profits.
— Dan Pritchard (@danpritchard)
HFT is a relic of the supple- mentary liquidity program which was created to help keep the markets liquid during 08 turmoil
– E (@SellPuts)
a euphemism for DISINTERMEDIATION
– KTF (@fearlicious)
A trading strategy in which reaction time to market conditions is of the utmost importance
– OptionsCity (@OptionsCity)
HFT= the ability to tellyou it’s ok while stealing your wallet.
– James Burns (@jimmyhog)
#HFT is a group of servers running the cash register of a for-profit trading exchange
– ProtectAg Futures (@ProtectAG)