High frequency trading debate continues

High frequency trading continues to get a run in the mainstream media, with 'Debunking myths about high-frequency trading', in this week's Sydney Morning Herald, coming to its defense. In particular, the article seeks to debunk the 'myth' that HFT is legalised front running, a suggestion made by a number of commentators (including myself). The author claims that HFT can't be front running because HFTers don't have clients. This may be the legal, or traditional, definition of front running but the argument is not that HFTers are getting away with an illegal activity, but simply that HFT is 'in essence' front...

High frequency trading continues to get a run in the mainstream media, with 'Debunking myths about high-frequency trading', in this week's Sydney Morning Herald, coming to its defense. In particular, the article seeks to debunk the 'myth' that HFT is legalised front running, a suggestion made by a number of commentators (including myself).

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