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Resistance to High Frequency Trading (HFT) Strategies

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“This is John Connor – if you are reading this, you are the Resistance. Listen carefully. We have been fighting a long time and we are outnumbered by machines. Humans – have a strength that cannot be measured.” (Terminator Salvation)

I see it now; this is tomorrow’s over dramatised headline. A strange world where we are trapped somewhere between the Matrix and Terminator franchises.

Recently, on 31 March 2014 there was an interview by CBS 60 Seconds in which famous author Michael Lewis states: “The insiders are able to move faster than you. They are able to see your order and place it against other orders in ways that you don’t understand. They are able to front run your order … .” The biggest surprise to me was his comment, “The United States Stock market is rigged!” Talk about a sensational notion. (Bloomberg TV, 2014). Read more