High-frequency trading strategies (algorithms)

What is High-frequency Trading?


High-frequency trading (HFT) is the main form of trading in today’s algorithmic market. More specifically, it characterizes the speed of execution in computerized algo-trading strategies with extremely short holding periods of as little as a few seconds or milliseconds. Going even a step further, Ultra high-frequency trading, (also known as low-latency trading), shortens the speed of trade execution down to the sub-millisecond. The High-frequency trade market uses automated trading platforms engineered with High frequency trading algorithms to move in and out of short-term positions at high enough speed and volumes to capture fractional profits on every trade.

Obviously, the nature of High-frequency trading strategies focuses on short-term investments which means that High-frequency traders usually only compete with each other, rather than with long-term investors. Therefore, High-frequency trading has evolved into a trading territory of its own, known as HFT markets. Because High-frequency trading is initially reliant upon extremely high quantity volumes to profit from the low margin trades, up until recently it was an exclusive market monopolized by the big banks and hedge firms such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, etc., whose business is mainly high volume trading.

Another reason that the HFT markets were limited to the big businesses is because they were the only ones who could afford to pay for the High frequency trading platforms that not only offer first dibs on the market data and buy/sell opportunities, but can monitor multiple markets, 24 hours a day with little human interaction required. So basically, only those who had the billions of dollars to spend on HFT systems that could jump start them to the front of the trading line, were also the ones who have been making the majority of their profits over the last few years through High-frequency trading and succeeding even when the rest of us suffered less than favorable market periods.

As a result, High-frequency trade has been in the hot seat of controversy with critics saying that it suggests that money can buy an unfair edge on stock trading and that the companies monopolizing the HFT algorithmic systems are even able to manipulate the market in general. But there has been more research to indicate that HFT is scoring points across the board and rather than it being outlawed, regulators are studying how to embrace it into the markets overall.

In other words, High-frequency trading is here to stay and if you want to continue making money stock trading, then it’s time to join the algorithmic revolution.



The Advantages of High-Frequency Trading

While many argue that High-frequency trading allows unfair advantages and causes market volatility, there is more research to indicate otherwise. While it certainly offers more advantages to those with access to the algorithmic systems that can employ HFT strategies, HFT is also benefiting today’s financial system overall.

  • High-frequency trade and automated markets improve market liquidity, reduce trading costs and make stock prices more efficient.
  • High-frequency trading shrinks the gap between bid-ask spreads, even eliminating the difference all together in the smallest margins in the course of a day. (Compare the 90-point bid ask spreads of the mid-1990s to the 3 point spread that we’re seeing in 2014.)
  • High-frequency traders buying when the price is below trend and selling when the price is above trend, which reduces the price fluctuations.
  • High-frequency trading strategies are proven to succeed by their ability to process large volumes of information from multiple markets, which even the most expert human traders cannot do.

Not surprisingly, the obvious advantages of High-frequency trading has convinced more investors to jump on board with it rather than protest it. In fact, in 2010 HFT had already grown to account for 56% volume of the entire equity turnover in the U.S., up from 21% in 2005. HFT markets have been continuing to grow even more rapidly over the last few years and now they encompass a majority of both the overall U.S. and European equity trading volume, and spreading across the globe to other regions such as the Asia-Pacific and South Africa.

Despite the critics, the impact of High-frequency trading algorithms has proven to score enough points to earn its permanent place in the market. The future of algorithmic trading is already here and while regulators are studying how to merge it into the new market millennium, modern technology is already going ahead and inviting individual investors in on the game.

High-frequency Trading for Individual Investors

The financial market has always been a game of survival of the fittest and survival of the fastest has always been a major component of stock trading, therefore its only natural evolution if we embrace technology and the advantages that High-frequency trading algorithms allow us today. Assuming that most individual investors want to continue to make money trading rather than complain about others who are, then its time to get on the playing field with your own algo-trading system and a winning High-frequency trading strategy to advance your game.

Think about it. If you had access to a high-frequency trading platform that was specifically engineered to execute your personal stock trading strategies at the fastest possible speed, how could you not take advantage of the opportunity?

The Wall Street Trading Room is among the first online trading firms to offer exclusive access to the best, tested and true algo-trading system for individual investors. Her name is Pandela™ and she was custom designed by an expert team of software engineers and finance professionals to be your personalized portal into the world of algorithmic trading and give you the ultimate competitive edge.

Pandela is the most advanced algorithmic trading software available to individual investors on the market today, allowing day traders at every level to enjoy the maximum benefits of High-frequency trading.



The Wall Street Trading room also takes the essential extra step for you to optimize Pandela’s high profit performance by sharing our stock trading strategy expertise with one-on-one mentoring and on-going video tutorials.

The future of automated stock trading is already happening today and it’s time to take the ultimate competitive edge of a win-win strategy that combines the best trading technology and training. The Wall Street Trading Room is among the first on-line trading firm to offer the best of both these worlds: The best, tested and true personal algo-trading software system currently available on the market and the best, tested and true professional expertise teaching you the most effective high-frequency trading strategies tailored to your specific needs.

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