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Tag Archives: algorithmic trading

  • Blog

    2019: The Beginning Of The End (Free Premium Report)

    What will happen next & what to do now
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, January 17, 2019, 9:07 AM

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    Now that it is 2019, we’re going to start the new year here at Peak Prosperity by responding to our community and making our most recent report for our premium subscribers free to everyone.

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  • Blog
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    Our Brave New ”’Markets”’

    How HFT algorithms risk a massive sudden sell-off
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, July 29, 2017, 1:18 AM

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    One thing is clear: These aren’t your daddy’s markets anymore.

    Why?  Because about 10 years ago the Rise of the Machines (aka high frequency trading algorithms) completely altered the terrain of what we call the ‘capital markets.’ 

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  • Blog

    Sympathy For The Devil?

    Trouble in paradise for the bankers
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:32 PM

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    We're at the point where those at the apex of power are becoming increasingly desperate to maintain their unfair advantage.

    And as the economic pie refuses to grow due to the twin overload of too much debt and declining net energy, these apex predators will turn on each other — first to maintain their spoils, and then simply to survive.

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  • Podcast

    Eric Hunsader: The Financial System is ‘Absolutely, Positively Rigged’

    And the abuses are getting worse, not better
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 12:36 AM

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    Eric Hunsader, founder of Nanex, has been at the vanguard of warning about the dangers and the rampant fraud that the rise of high-frequency trading (HFT) algorithims have let loose in today's financial markets.

    While he usually feels like a lone voice in a world happy to deceive itself, he was shocked to receive a $750,000 whistleblower award from the SEC for his efforts. He's been sadly less shocked to see that since the award was publicly announced, the abuses he reported have only become more extreme and frequent.

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  • Podcast

    Joe Saluzzi: HFT Parasites are Killing the Market Host

    Our exchanges are infested
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, July 2, 2012, 4:05 PM

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    Joe Saluzzi, expert on algorithmic trading — also known as high-frequency trading, or HFT — returns as a guest this week to explain how the players behind this machine-driven process act as parasites that are destroying our financial markets (and, increasingly, even themselves).

    Since Joe first spoke with us last year, HFT firms have only increased in size and share of market activity. Here are some staggering statistics on how influential they have become:

    • HTFs make up between 50-70% of the volume seen across market exchanges today.
    • 2% of the traders on many exchanges (HFTs, specifically) represent 80% of the volume.
    • A single large HFT firm (referred to as a Direct Market Maker) can account for 10%+ of a market's volume on a given day
    • Large HFT firms make between $8 to $21 billion a year.
    • HFT trades occur in milliseconds (i.e., a small fraction of the time it takes your eye to blink).

    With such scale, speed, and profitability, HFTs have turned the market away from being an efficient price-setting mechanism and perverted it into a casino where the clientele of human investors gets fleeced.

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