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What you REALLY “need to know” about “HFT trading”

by Jeff Nielson, BullionBullsCanada:

I suppose it’s “good news” (as opposed to bad news) that the U.S. government is supposedly/finally “looking at” manipulative trading algorithms; but I can’t help feeling extremely frustrated in writing on this subject — because even someone trying to be a “whistleblower” here (Zero Hedge) still doesn’t get it themselves.

Note what Zero Hedge has reported on its own site:

So here, dear Treasury Secretary, is all you need to know about HFT from the mouth of the most dominant HFT market player itself:

The chart below illustrates our daily Adjusted Net Trading Income from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2014. The overall breadth and diversity of our market making activities, together with our real-time risk management strategy and technology, have enabled us to have only one overall losing trading day during the period depicted, a total of 1,485 trading days“…

The average success-rate for a “good trader” in any market is roughly 60%. So what does it mean when the Stooges of the One Bank can “win” on their trades 99.9% of the time? M-A-N-I-P-U-L-A-T-I-O-N

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