All About High-Frequency Trading

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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 profits-all within milliseconds. Whatever your level of investing expertise, you'll gain ...

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Overview

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 profits-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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071743440
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/26/2010
  • Series: All About Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 690,093
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Busted 1

Chapter 2 Trading 101 9

Chapter 3 Trading Strategies 43

Chapter 4 Achieving Speed 95

Chapter 5 Under the Hood 131

Chapter 6 The High-Frequency Trading Debate 173

Now What? 195

Glossary 197

Bibliography 215

Index 219

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Excellent introduction to high frequency trading

    This book describes, in fair detail, high frequency trading. It won't make you a high frequency trader, but it will give you an appreciation for how equity trading has changed. Individual traders cannot compete with the firms that employ HFT. Individuals are best served by using a "buy and hold" strategy. Read Prof. Jeremy Siegel's book, "Stocks for the long run". I recommend both books.

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