High Frequency Trading (HFT) involves the concept of “Order Types”, which signals a trader to enter or exit a position. According to Reuters, Order types can reach an estimated 2,000 variations as a fully electronic market and more than 50 trading venues have multiplied the possibilities of how, when and with whom to trade.
High-frequency trading (HFT) is a primary form of algorithmic trading in finance. Specifically, it is the use of sophisticated technological tools and computer algorithms to rapidly trade securities. Here is the collection of 7 videos which explains what high frequency trading in simple terms. Watch How institutional traders take advantage over the other market participants.
In case if you missed the Quantcon 2015 a disruptive quant trading event, will break down the existing walls to algorithmic trading by giving you an inside look at tools and content sets. Mebane Faber’s Market Outlook 2015 and EP Chan’s session on “Beware of Low Frequency data” , Tukar Balsh session on “10 ways backtest lie” are my favorites. So here is the recorded sessions happened in Quantcon2015.
In India I meet so many Top broker HFT Desk their return in HFT is not so consistent. When they invested in High end technology & develop their own In house Low latency Order management Engine they get more than 50% return per annum. If they constantly not upgrading their technology then their return tempered& goes down with in range of 25 – 30%.
Time decay can be a wonderful thing for the option seller. In fact, it is the driving force behind the so-called ‘income-generating’ strategies. The trader holds a position, waits, and then exits with a nice profit. When the position is market-neutral, and when the market behaves, all gains can be attributed to the magic of time decay.
For me, having 15 Years experienced HFT & Quant Based Solutions & Fund management person, which I also enjoyed immensely, the market offered an opportunity to test myself and to prove I could generate economic profits for clients. A harsh meritocracy also has its advantages if you enjoy the daily challenge.
Over the past few Year’s, there has been a quick shift towards algo / Quant HFT (High Frequency Trading) based trading, Where as Asset managers make 24% return in market & HFT traders make 300% Return. Both among long-term investors using execution algorithms to lower trading costs and short- term investors automating market making and statistical arbitrage strategies