How High Frequency Trading Works, Trading Speed, and the Flash Crash

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Close – Take 20 minutes and watch this video to understand how the markets really work. It’s no longer a game for humans. High frequency trading algorithms now account for over 70% of all trades. Computer programs execute thousands of trades on the nanosecond level. Hundreds of billions were lost within 3 minutes in the 2010 flash crash. See why it’s a rat race to build the fastest connection to the exchanges.

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High frequency trading is explained in this movie. It will open your eyes. Feel free to add your comments and stay tuned for more dangers in electronic trading!